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Strategic planning for management of information and electronic communication in healthcare sector: Story of the North-Western Province

Authors:

Arjuna Wijekoon ,

MBBS, MSc (Biomedical Informatics) Provincial Health Informatician, Provincial Department of Health Services, North Western Province, LK
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R.M.S.K. Rathnayake

MBBS, MSc (Medical Administration) Provincial Director of health Services, Provincial Department of Health Services, North Western Province, LK
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Abstract

In the recent past, several attempts to incorporate computer based solutions and electronic communication into the flow of data and analysis of information in the government healthcare sector in Sri Lanka could not be sustained or successfully replicated. This is true for the Provincial Department of Health Services of the North Western Province as well.
Therefore the need for strategically planned background work was identified as a priority before developing on complex individual information systems within the healthcare sector of the North Western Province. The provincial department successfully implemented a medium term strategic plan empowering the department towards incorporating electronic communication and computerised solutions appropriately and optimally while ensuring safety and privacy of the care recipients.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljbmi.v4i1.5674

Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics 2013;4(1):3-6

 

How to Cite: Wijekoon, A. & Rathnayake, R.M.S.K., (2013). Strategic planning for management of information and electronic communication in healthcare sector: Story of the North-Western Province. Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics. 4(1), pp.3–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljbmi.v4i1.5674
Published on 15 Oct 2013.
Peer Reviewed

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