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Healthcare System Transformation of Southern African Countries

Healthcare System Transformation of Southern African Countries
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Author(s): Nkholedzeni Sidney Netshakhuma (University of Mpumalanga, South Africa)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 15
Source title: Handbook of Research on Complexities, Management, and Governance in Healthcare
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ubaldo Comite (University “Giustino Fortunato” Benevento, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6044-3.ch001


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The purpose of this chapter is to assess the development of archiving management system at the health institution of Southern Africa with a view of recommending best practices. This chapter uses a case study approach. A qualitative data approach was used to collect data. Data were obtained through documentary review. The findings were that staffs were not aware of a records management policy; lack of collaboration of archivists and health officials affects the adoption and implementation of electronic records management system. The study recommends collaboration of health practitioners and archivists as the basis for the development of an archives management system. An archival management system is an important tool needed to archive health records.

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