Computer-Based Management Information System in Health-Care Delivery Institutions: Computerization of UNAAB's Health Centre
Information management is an essential task that must be effectively handled if health-care delivery institution is to achieve some measurable level of operational efficiency and success. The amount of information generated daily in an average health institution requires durable storage and fast retrieval techniques. There is growing demand by patrons of such institutions for timely and secured access to their personal and family health data. Automation of health information, which provides an efficient platform for attaining these goals, becomes handy. The objective of this paper is to present a computer-based management information system that can be used in scheduling and managing information resources in health care delivery institutions. This information can be used to manage clinical data (such as patient name, address, medical history, laboratory results etc.) and administrative data (e.g. staff name and designation). The paper discussed the benefits which can be derived by the health institutions, medical staff and as well as their patients from computerized information system.