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Title: Developing Open Architecture, Standards and Information Systems for healthcare in Africa (OASIS project)
Authors: Seebregts, Chris
Nhampossa, Jose Leopoldo
Simbini, Tunga
Moodley, Deshen
Fourie, Carl
Kanter, Andrew
Keywords: RESEARCH RESULTS
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
MEDICAL RECORDS
HEALTH SURVEYS
HEALTH STATISTICS
DATA COLLECTING
SOUTH AFRICA
Date: 2010
Publisher: South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, ZA
Abstract: This research evaluates potential to build capacity and improve access to eHealth, while strengthening health information systems in Africa using open technologies. Partnerships have been developed between Open Architectures, Standards and Information Systems (OASIS) nodes, and the respective country Ministries of Health as well as local universities, NGOs, private and donor-funded health information system projects. Access to open source health software has been strengthened by providing training, workshops and an internship program. African capacity can be developed by means of community-driven open source projects and this should be considered when software choices are evaluated in a health setting.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44929
Project Number: 104508
Project Title: Open Architecture, Standards and Information Systems (OASIS) for Healthcare in Africa
Access: IDRC Only
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