• Journal Article

Development of a computerized information system in the Harare City Health Department

Citation

Woelk, G., & Moyo, I. M. (1995). Development of a computerized information system in the Harare City Health Department. Methods of Information in Medicine, 34(3), 297-301.

Abstract

The experience is reported with the health information system of the Health Department of Harare City, five years after its introduction. The system was evaluated in terms of the implementation procedure and improvements in the management process. It is concluded that careful management of the implementation process itself is a key to the successful realization of a health information system in developing countries. The statement that the quality of information produced during a computerization process is only as good as the original data fed into it, is emphasized