Evaluating computerised health information systems: Health professionals should be closely involved in implementationBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7407.163-a (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:163
- Joel Ladner (email@example.com), senior lecturer in epidemiology and public health,
- Hippolyte Digbeu, assistant in public health,
- Francoise Marquis, public health practitioner,
- Bernard Guessan Bi, public health practitioner
- Epidemiology and Public Health Department, Rouen University Hospital, F-76031 Rouen Cedex, France
- Public Health and Medical Information Department, Nancy University Hospital, F-54511 Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
- Regional Department of Health, 20 Rue d'Isly, F-35042 Rennes Cedex, France
- Ministry of Health, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
EDITOR—Littlejohns et al identified the reasons for failure to implement a hospital information system in South Africa,1 but they do not emphasise the need for health professionals to be closely involved.
In 1997 we conducted a field test of prototype tools and information flows over six months, with the overall goal of developing a computerised …
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