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Studies in ICT and Health Information System

International Journal of Information Library and Society

Volume 3 Issue 1

Published: 2014
Author(s) Name: Lata Suresh, Surya Nath Singh | Author(s) Affiliation: 1st Author: Librarian at IICA, Gurgaon; 2nd Author: SLIO, National Inst. Virology, Pune, India
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More effective use of diminishing resources is required to provide the best possible services to the users. This required the improved decision-making processes of a Library Management Information System (LMIS) to provide systematic information. Librarians and information professionals as well as information centres and libraries (ICLs) are playing a crucial role in the communication of proper, pinpointed information to proper users at right time for their right decision making. Consequently, there is an urgent corresponding need for a global health information and library system, and it is of course the health library and information science professional who are required to play a justified role to create need based specialized subject oriented network/system. The present paper is an attempt to review literature in this area. This literature review presents a brief survey of the materials that have been selected as part of the research project. Many studies are found to be conducted in developed and developing countries. But in Rajasthan very few studies have been conducted hence this work will be a significant contribution the field of Health Information System in Rajasthan. Bibliography is presented according to the literature review. These include previous exercises to map ICT in the health sector in developing countries, white papers, technical reports, research reports on the aspects of ICT and public health, policy issues-related, and evaluations in this area.

Keywords: Information Technology, HMIS, Bibliometric Study, Health Information, ICT in Health

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