Implementing a New Health Management Information System in Uganda


 
Language:

English

Authors:

Gladwin J, Dixon RA, Wilson TD

Series/Journal Title:

Health Policy and Planning

Volume:

18

Issue:

2

Pages:

11

Description:

This paper reports on research investigating the health management information system (HMIS) implementation process in Uganda, utilizing the diffusion of innovation and dynamic equilibrium organizational change models. Neither perspective guided the HMIS development process. Instead, technological issues, rather than wider organizational issues, dominated the planned change. The need to consider the organizational context when changing information systems arises because the process is more complex than some practitioners have realized, when attempting to understand the causes of information management problems and developing HMIS in low-income countries. [author’s description]

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Geographic Focus

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