health information system

health information system

combination of vital and health statistical data from multiple sources, used to derive information about the health needs, health resources, use of health services, and outcomes of use by the people in a defined region or jurisdiction.
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health information system

Epidemiology A combination of health statistics from various sources, used to derive information about health status, health care, provision and use of services and health impact Informatics Hospital information system A system that provides information management features that hospitals need for daily business Features Pt tracking, billing and administrative programs; may include clinical features
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health in·for·ma·tion sys·tem

(helth in'fŏr-mā'shŭn sis'tĕm)
Combination of vital and health statistical data from multiple sources, used to derive information about the health needs, health resources, use of health services, and outcomes of use by the people in a defined region or jurisdiction.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about health information system

Q. Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System? Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System? Among men and women who is more prone to the symptoms of fibromyalgia?

A. here is a quote from the National Fibromyalgia Association site:

"Little research has been conducted that measures the prevalence of fibromyalgia, and estimates vary widely as to the proportion of male versus female patients. A 1999 epidemiology study conducted in London found a female to male ratio of roughly three to one. However, a 2001 review of the research literature in Current Rheumatology Reports stated the ratio was nine to one."

Q. on what systems does ADHD effects?

A. Central nervous system. Which usually affects the hormonal state and any other system there is...

Q. on what system in the body does a Fibromyalgia effects?

A. Fibromyalgia effects the musculoskeletal and neuronal systems mainly. It is known to cause general weakness and unexplained fatigue, and a syndrome of pain, associated with different locations in the body. People suffer from chronic and extreme tenderness to light touch. Other symptoms include muscle aches, tingling and muscle spasms.

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A two-day national workshop on health information system assessment began at the W Muscat hotel on Wednesday.
He said it was also meant to provide an opportunity for further discussions and develop a road map on strategies toward achieving functional and effective health information system in the country.
NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $7.5 million grant, sourced from the Asian Development Fund, to support a nationwide, digital health information system that will improve the quality and reliability of health statistics in Tonga.
Pakistan Health Information System which integrated all MISs and surveys in one dashboard, national framework for Antimicrobial resistance and technical assistance in development of National health vision.
Pakistan Health Information System has integrated all MISs and surveys in one dashboard, national framework for Antimicrobial resistance and technical assistance in development of national health vision.
'It forms part of the government's mandate to design and implement a national mental health program and integrate this as part of the health information system, among others,' Roque said.
He said, "The project is being rolled out in eight provinces and women and children are the main beneficiaries." The additional funding will help expand the project's scope by upgrading seven existing health facilities (including staff training) and enhancing the health information system through the development of an electronic National Health Information System, which has been piloted across five provinces--Western Highlands, Milne Bay, Bougainville, West New Britain, and Enga.
The project is in line with the Government Action Plan and aims to contribute to enhancing the health information system, determining Bahrain's health priorities and providing comprehensive information on the population's health status.
Concord Hospital and Concord Hospital Medical Group have launched a new health information system they say will help transform and improve the way care is delivered.
Coast Guard is using the InterSystems HealthShare health informatics platform to enable strategic interoperability for its Integrated Health Information System (IHiS), making it possible, for the first time, to view a comprehensive EHR across the Coast Guard's disparate systems.
Objective of this study was to evaluate and highlight within a framework of a SWOT analysis, the strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities of District Health Information System.

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