Health information systems play a key role in enabling high quality, complete health information to be available in a timely fashion for operational and strategic decisionmaking that makes it possible to save lives and improve the health and quality of life of the population. In many countries, health information systems are weak, incomplete, and fragmented. However, there is broad consensus in the literature of the need to strengthen health information systems in countries around the world. The objective of this paper is to present the essential components of the conceptual framework to strengthen health information systems in Peru. It describes the principal actions and strategies of the Ministry of Health of Peru during the process of strengthening health information systems. These systems make it possible to orient policies for appropriate decision-making in public health.
|Translated title of the contribution||eHealth in Peru: Implementation of policies to strengthen health information systems|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health|
|State||Indexed - 1 May 2014|