Health Information System

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PRPOSED WORKING TITLE Health Information System: A Repository Bank for Modelling and Simulating Health Outcomes for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Rationale Over the years, much advancement in different spheres of life has been achieved using information technology. Man has been able to go to the moon, heavy objects have been able to fly and go deep into the oceans without sinking, communication across the planets has been made possible and the world has become a global village where everything seems in the reach of everyone. In health and medicine, the advancement that has been accomplished in recent years with the benefit of information technology is highly significant. The growing influence of ICT in health has also led to the development of vibrant and robust health information systems and their management. As time, distance and place are becoming less relevant among individuals and institutions’, having a robust health information system is a crucial part of a modern healthcare system and facilitates the discovery and sharing of enormous amount of data for different people, places events and conditions. Among several conditions for which health information system data can and have been shared is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disease which affects an estimated 15% of New Zealand people who are above 45yrs old.[1] In an environment like New Zealand that is prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes; where construction, rebuilding and
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