Tools and Techniques for Decision Making in Healthcare Facilities in Tanzania: Usage, Challenges and Resolutions

Keywords:

Decision Support, Decision making, Decision making Tools, Healthcare Facilities

Abstract

Background and Purpose: Decision making in healthcare involves the use of different tools and techniques which can either be manual or electronic. Despite the efforts by the government and healthcare institutions in the middle and low income countries in implementing various technologies including several Health Information Systems, healthcare facilities have been facing several challenges when it comes to decision making by the health workers.

Methods: The study adopted an interpretive qualitative research approach in order to gain a deeper understanding of the tools and techniques used by healthcare workers for decision making

Results: Many among the tools that many healthcare workers in Tanzania use are manual tools that include clinical guidelines, ICD, HMIS (MTUHA) and some computerized HMIS

Background: Decision making in healthcare involves the use of different tools and techniques which can either be manual or electronic. Despite the efforts by the government and healthcare institutions in the middle- and low-income countries in implementing various technologies including several Health Information Systems, healthcare facilities have been facing several challenges when it comes to decision making by the health workers. The study underlines the landscape of tools and techniques for decision making in the healthcare.

Published

2022-01-20

How to Cite

Tools and Techniques for Decision Making in Healthcare Facilities in Tanzania: Usage, Challenges and Resolutions. (2022). Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries, 16(1). Retrieved from https://jhidc.org/index.php/jhidc/article/view/351

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Research Articles