functional health information systems

E-health Strategy South Africa 2012-2016

Published by: 
Department of Health (South Africa)

Effective monitoring of healthcare service delivery and overall performance of the health systems requires functional health information systems capable of producing real time information for decision making. Globally, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has emerged as a critical enabling mechanism to achieve this. This eHealth Strategy for the public health sector in South Africa ushers in a new era of optimism about the capabilities of our health information systems.