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[ Article ] Management of information within emergencies departments in developing countries: analysis at the National Emergency Department in Benin

Date de soumission: 16-02-2017
Année de Publication: 2016
Entité/Laboratoire Institut Régional de Santé Publique
Document type : Article
Discipline(s) : Santé Publiques, Services médicaux & soins de santé
Titre Management of information within emergencies departments in developing countries: analysis at the National Emergency Department in Benin
Auteurs GLELE AHANHANZO YOLAINE [1], KPOZEHOUEN ALPHONSE [2], SOPOH GHISLAIN E. [3], SOSSA JÉRÔME CHARLES [4], OUEDRA Laurent [5], WILMET-DRAMAIX Michèle [6],
Journal: The Pan African Medical Journal
Catégorie Journal: Africaine
Impact factor: 1
Volume Journal: 24
DOI: 10.11604/pamj.2016.24.263.9370
Resume Introduction The management of health information is a key pillar in both emergencies reception and handling facilities, given the strategic position and the potential of these facilities within hospitals, and in the monitoring of public health and epidemiology. With the technological revolution, computerization made the information systems evolve in emergency departments, especially in developed countries, with improved performance in terms of care quality, productivity and patient satisfaction. This study analyses the situation of Benin in this field, through the case of the Academic Clinic of Emergency Department of the National University Teaching Hospital of Cotonou, the national reference hospital. Methods The study is cross-sectional and evaluative. Collection techniques are literature review and structured interviews. The components rated are resources, indicators, data sources, data management and the use-dissemination of the information through a model adapted from Health Metrics Network framework. We used quantitative and qualitative analysis. Results The absence of a regulatory framework restricts the operation of the system in all components and accounts for the lack and inadequacy of the dedicated resources. Conclusion Dedication of more resources for this system for crucial needs such as computerization requires sensitization and greater awareness of the administrative authorities about the fact that an effective health information management system is of prime importance in this type of facility.
Mots clés Emergency Service, hospital, health information, management information systems, Benin
Pages 263 - 263
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