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Open Source Challenges for Hospital Information Systems (HIS) In Developing Countries

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HIS Lessons Learnt Through a Pilot Project In Mali added to PMWL

2 April 2016 – Mumbai, India – A new resource has been added to the PM World Library related to projects in industries serving basic human needs. The new resource is a research paper titled “Open source challenges for hospital information system (HIS) in developing countries: a pilot project in Mali”.

This paper was written by Bagayoko et al. and published by BioMed, an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher with a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals. This study was conducted with an aim to understand the potential of the use of Open Source tools (software packages, in the field of health for developing countries. The research experiment was conducted at the Centre Hospitalier Mere Enfant in Mali.

The research covers a range of topics in the implementation of Health Information Systems starting from the need to have Healthcare IT, necessary conditions to be met for successful implementation of information systems, rationale of “Open Source” software (OSS) with special focus of its need in developing countries (French speaking African nations in particular), development of OSS in Healthcare, rationale behind selecting Mediboard OSS package for the pilot project in Mali, implementation approach, evaluation mechanism, and the results. Based on the results, the authors have shared the lessons and conclusions drawn.

To access this new resource, go to, click on “Healthcare, Hospitals and Medical Services”, scroll down to resource.  Must be a registered and logged in library member to access.