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A Case Study of How Health Data Are Managed In Mozam-Bique
Data is the basis for designing information. In the healthcare, the management of data can improve patients’ treatment and contribute to better provide healthcare services. This study aims to analyse how health data are treated in the national health system in Mozambique. The methodological strategy was based on a qualitative analysis, through a semi-structured interview made to the manager of the health information department (HID), supported by a bibliographic search based on PRISMA. The keywords used were data, value, and healthcare, with a limitation of the articles researched. For the work, only articles referring to these terms and which we had access to were included. After screening the articles, considering the criteria used, 49 articles were analyzed, with a limitation in their use. Only 17 articles were used for the study. The results of this article are important, as they offer information about the treatment of health data. Through the study it was possible to verify how essential the treatment of health data is, as it helps in decision making. It was also possible to conclude that it is necessary to computerize data and information on health, in Mozambique. The use of the health information system serves as a mechanism for the collection, processing, analysis, and transmission of information to plan, organize, operationalize, and evaluate health services. In this way, health data, when in computerized systems, assist in decision support, decreasing the hypothesis of errors and accelerating the decision-making process by health professionals.