Data management architecture, University Hospital Haiti

Citation: Glob Health Action 2016, 9: 32195 — http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.32195

Responsible Editor: Julia Schröders, Umeå University, Sweden.

Copyright: © 2016 Yuri Zelenski and Dieter Eisenmann. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.

Published: 7 June 2016

Archives administrator Mrs. Yolette Délius works with paper files for information provision in the Archives of the Ophthalmology Department of State University Hospital Haiti on January 26, 2016. The existing data management architecture is unable to provide reliable indicators for data-driven management and policy due to the lack of financing, digital technologies, adequate human resources, and technical expertise (1). Digital transformation requires different skills, equipment, regulation, policy, internet access, electricity, and maintenance (13). This capture is important as it snapshots nondigitalized data process business environment in the settings of the leading national public health institution and provides arguments to inform decision makers about a significant gap between digital technology and institution as well as contribute to generating institutional changes at the country level.

Yuri Zelenski
 Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
 State University of Port-au-Prince
 Port-au-Prince, Haiti
 Foundation in Support of the Ophthalmology Department
 Hospital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
 Chur, Switzerland
 DGZ International
 Ottawa, Canada
 Email: yuri.zelenski@gmail.com

Dieter Eisenmann
 Foundation in Support of the Ophthalmology Department
 Hospital Albert Schweitzer Haiti
 Chur, Switzerland
 Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
 State University of Port-au-Prince
 Port-au-Prince, Haiti
 Kantonsspital Graubünden
 Chur, Schweiz
 Email: dr.d.eisenmann@gmail.com

References

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  2. UN. The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015: Measure what we treasure: sustainable data for sustainable development. Available from: http://mdgs.un.org [cited 15 April 2016].
  3. Brolan CE, Hill PS. Countdown for health to the post-2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Med J Aust 2015; 202: 289–90. PubMed Abstract | Publisher Full Text

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Originally published at www.globalhealthaction.net on January 4, 2016.