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Survey on the Use of Health Information Systems in Morocco: Current Situation, Obstacles and Proposed Solutions

  • Houssam BenbrahimEmail author
  • Hanaâ Hachimi
  • Aouatif Amine
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 914)

Abstract

In order to evaluate the use of Health Information Systems in Morocco, we have contributed an online survey of 199 participants. This survey was based on 27 questions that allow to provide the necessary information about this subject. The results of this study showed that 52.8% of the participants consider that the health services in Morocco are mediocre, 88.4% do not use an Electronic Health Record and 85.9% want to follow their medical situation using Information Systems. Thus, it was found that the majority of the participants think that the Information Systems help to improve the quality of health services, and they have a good knowledge of a new computer technologies like Big Data with a percentage of 61.6%. Also, 83.9% of the contributors are agree with the implementation of a new Health Information System that facilitates the management, control and analysis of health data in Morocco. Concerning the obstacles, we have noticed that the most of participants link the barriers to the lack of the laws and the norms in the first degree, and to the lack of funding in the second degree. We have elaborated this study, first to discover the current situation of the Health Information Systems in Morocco, and to know the different obstacles that are related to this topic. Our second objective is to make available a series of possible solutions to improve the health sector in Morocco.

Keywords

Survey Health information Systems Morocco Electronic health record Big Data 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Houssam Benbrahim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hanaâ Hachimi
    • 1
  • Aouatif Amine
    • 1
  1. 1.BOSS-Team, GS Laboratory, National School of Applied SciencesIbn Tofail UniversityKenitraMorocco

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