Wahser U:"Aspects of Generic Software Application Products for Health Management Information Systems"
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The use of computers has become widely accepted as a tool to support the health management information systems (HMIS) in developing countries. Nowadays computers can be found even in remote district administration offices. However, a software application product for HMIS (SAPHMIS) is not available, which is adaptable to the needs of a district, although its construction is considered to be feasible. Instead, in most countries there exists at least one national solution. These tend to have severe limitations, resulting in very short live cycles of the software and the information processes which rely on it.

This presentation highlights some aspects, which play a role when designing software for HMIS. It calls for the design of a generic software application product, which pays respect to the typical information processes in HMIS and the special conditions in developing countries.

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