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Implementation of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) pharmacy management information system in health facilities in Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Okeyo, S. O.
dc.contributor.author Mekdes Alemayehu Derseh
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-07T09:08:33Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-07T09:08:33Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.identifier.citation Mekdes Alemayehu Derseh (2013) Implementation of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) pharmacy management information system in health facilities in Ethiopia, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13760> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/13760
dc.description.abstract Health Management Information System (HMIS) in developing countries lags seriously behind as compared to the developed countries; and the existing HMIS in many countries is insufficient to support health management functions. The purpose of this study was to describe the implementation of Anti-retroviral Therapy (ART) pharmacy management information system in public health facilities. Quantitative, descriptive research was conducted at 38 public health facilities. The participants of the study were Pharmacists and Druggists those are working at ART Pharmacy. Data collection was done by using structure questionnaire. 76 respondents were recruited to participate in the study. The participants ages ranged from 26-50 years and all had more than 2 years’ work experience. The study indicated that even if there is a system at most health facilities their utilization of information technology (IT) for pharmacy practice were not appreciated. The findings indicated that the need for creating awareness among professionals in giving more skill oriented and also a formal in-service information technology related trainings for the professionals. To achieve better utilization of information technology at health care delivery system particularly pharmacy practice, government and stakeholder should consider capacity building activities through proper training and it should also viewed as a long term socio-cultural and technical development process. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 58 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject Information management en
dc.subject Public Health Facilities en
dc.subject ART Pharmacy en
dc.subject Dispensers en
dc.subject IT usage en
dc.subject.ddc 616.97920610963
dc.subject.ddc Health promotion -- Technological innovations -- Ethiopia
dc.subject.lcsh Antiretroviral agents -- Ethiopia en
dc.subject.lcsh Aids (Disease) -- Treatment -- Ethiopia en
dc.subject.lcsh Public hospitals -- Ethiopia en
dc.subject.lcsh Medical informatics -- Ethiopia en
dc.subject.lcsh Pharmacy management -- Ethiopia en
dc.subject.lcsh Information storage and retrieval systems -- Ethiopia en
dc.title Implementation of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) pharmacy management information system in health facilities in Ethiopia en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Health Studies en
dc.description.degree M.A. (Public Health with specialization in Medical Informatics)


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