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Health Information Systems in the Caribbean: Time For Attention

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321–22

INTRODUCTION

Health Information Systems (HIS) are critical to decisionmaking across the health sector. Accurate reliable information available in a timely fashion enables prioritizing or health problems, health policy formulation, governance, research, human resource management and financing. The growing importance of cost analyses and cost-effectiveness analyses argues for better HIS in the Caribbean (1–3). In this issue of the Journal, the paper by Cunningham-Myrie on hospital-based information systems in four countries draws attention to existing deficiencies and to the broader matter of HIS.

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e-Published: 23 Jul, 2013
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