Scalable and Comprehensive Health Information System Solutions for Low Resource Settings
In this paper we address the problem of how to integrate health information systems in low-income African countries within which technical infrastructure and human resources vary wildly. We describe a set of tools to meet the needs of different service areas including managing aggregate indicators, patient level record systems, and mobile tools for community outreach. We present an architecture that allows us to provide services at each level of the health system (national, regional, facility and community) and provide different configurations of the tools as appropriate for the individual area. Finally, we present a planned, collaborative implementation of this approach in Sierra Leone.