Implementing electronic medical record systems in developing countries.

@article{Fraser2005ImplementingEM,
  title={Implementing electronic medical record systems in developing countries.},
  author={Hamish S. F. Fraser and Paul G. Biondich and Deshen Moodley and Sharon S. Choi and Burke W. Mamlin and Peter Szolovits},
  journal={Informatics in primary care},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={83-95}
}
The developing world faces a series of health crises including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis that threaten the lives of millions of people. Lack of infrastructure and trained, experienced staff are considered important barriers to scaling up treatment for these diseases. In this paper we explain why information systems are important in many healthcare projects in the developing world. We discuss pilot projects demonstrating that such systems are possible and can expand to manage hundreds of… CONTINUE READING

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