n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Open Source as a viable technical resource for Nigeria's developing health system

Volume 7, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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This article provides an in-depth analysis into the usefulness of Open Source Electronic Health Recording Systems for Nigeria's struggling health care system. It critiques the present quality of care received by patients, while advocating a revised education and management infrastructure. Open Source Software (OSS) Practice Fusion is analysed to determine how it can lead to improved efficiency, as well as the contingent factors that may hinder efficiency, in order prove its viability as a technical resource and to determine the key areas of the software necessary for successful implementation and adoption. The results of this study lead to the framework of analysis that it will be tested against once the system is implemented.

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