Perceptions of health information system

Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Dola Saha, Sriraksha Shetty

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Health information system forms an integral part of the any healthcare system. Its works with an objective to provide reliable, relevant, up-to-date, adequate, timely, and reasonably complete information to healthcare professionals as well as health mangers at all level of healthcare system. This article describes the perceptions of 279 health sciences interns towards health information system where a prospective study was conducted. The selected samples were questioned by using a validated and pre-tested questionnaire and their responses were marked and evaluated using the 5-point Likert scale ranging from 'strongly agree' to 'strongly disagree'. The results showed that respondents, with good knowledge, had positively perceived the benefits of health information system, whereas many with lack of knowledge about the subject perceived otherwise. The study has also been able to identify an emergent need for educating and training the health science interns about health information system, its need, and its importance for better acceptability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-538
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Health Care Management
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Leadership and Management
  • Health Policy


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