District level information systems: two cases from South Africa.

@article{Braa1997DistrictLI,
  title={District level information systems: two cases from South Africa.},
  author={J Braa and Arthur Heywood and Merle S. King},
  journal={Methods of information in medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={115-21}
}
The health system in South Africa has to date been fragmented and centralised. The priority of the new government is to establish an integrated and decentralised district health system of which a key element is the development of district health and management information systems (H & MIS). This paper presents experiences from two projects in the Western Cape in which a process to establish a district-based H & MIS was initiated and a situation analysis of the information systems was done. The… CONTINUE READING