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Title: Software extensibility strategies for health and demographic systems in low-income countries
Authors: Hartsock, Brian
MacLeod, Bruce
Roberge, David
Asangansi, Ime
Keywords: OPENHDS
HDSS
EXTENSIBILITY
EXTENSION POINTS
MODIFIABILITY
VARIABILITY
OPENHDS
HDSS
EXTENSIBILITY
EXTENSION POINTS
MODIFIABILITY
VARIABILITY
DATABASE MANAGEMENT
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
HEALTH INFORMATION
Date: 2011
Citation: Hartsock, B., MacLeod, B., Roberge, D., & Asangansi, I. (2011). Software Extensibility Strategies for Health and Demographic Systems in Low-Income Countries. 2011 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, 512-517.doi:10.1109/GHTC.2011.56
Abstract: Software systems used by health research centers in low-income countries typically need to be maintained and upgraded by individuals who do not have formal Computer Science education. Without careful planning, these data management software systems can require years of technical assistance from highly trained specialists. This work proposes software design strategies to minimize the complexity of maintaining a Java based enterprise scale software application in low-income countries. In this paper we identify various extension mechanisms. The goal is to significantly reduce the complexity required for users to tailor the system to their own particular projects.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50492
Project Number: 104613
Project Title: Nigeria Evidence-based Health System Initiative (NEHSI) : Implementation
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