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Table 2 Inputs and outputs for designing a health information system during an emergency

From: Improving health information systems during an emergency: lessons and recommendations from an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone

Inputs from key stakeholders
I1 What are the priorities for the use of the patient data?
I2 What patient data are needed to meet these priorities?
I3 What challenges may restrict data collection?
I4 What is the patient flow at the site?
I5 What is the clinical workflow at the site?
I6 Who needs access to which data, where, and how often?
I7 Which activities may interfere with the HIS?
I8 What resources (equipment, money, personnel, infrastructure, time) are available for building and using the system?
Outputs to guide design of the health information system
O1 Which data and where to collect them
O2 Platform for data collection
O3 Design decisions for data collection tools
O4 Who collects the patient data
O5 How data are communicated to the necessary people
O6 How data errors are minimized
O7 How the patient records are digitized and processed
O8 How and where the patient records are stored and secured