oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A health information system revised. Part I: The computerization of primary care clinic returns

Volume 33, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The development of a computerized system of primary care clinic returns in the Harare City Health Department is descriptionbed. The computerization involved establishing the data to be collected, clearly defining the recording and reporting systems, considering the means and method of data entry, devising a data validation system, and developing the necessary organization for the effective implementation of the system. Some concerns often expressed about computerization in developing countries are also commented on, and it is suggested that the experience descriptionbed in this article could serve as a base for applications in similar settings.

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