In January 1997, the Rhode Iceland Department of Public Health KIDSNET, an attempt to use the power of information technology to ensure that all children receive proper care inaugurated in the state. The medical “computer science” system was developed to track the health of the population essential data such as vaccination and make it available to the providers of medical services and public health programs by the state. “Computer science”, in other words, the health of children by ensuring that an improvement of the … Read more »

In January 1997, the Rhode Iceland Department of Public Health KIDSNET, an attempt to use the power of information technology to ensure that all children receive proper care inaugurated in the state. The medical “computer science” system was developed to track the health of the population essential data such as vaccination and make it available to the providers of medical services and public health programs by the state. “Computer science”, in other words, the health of children by ensuring that any doctor or an emergency room in the state could be aware of quickly and easily improve medical history important aspects of each child. The system was to be fully operational by the year 2000. The marriage of computer records and public health do not go smoothly, however, and found the end of 1999, a consultant that the system is “grossly busy.” KIDSNET was tracking vaccinations, but only 43 percent of infants and 31 percent of hospitals and doctors’ offices in Rhode Iceland were submitting immunization data. HKS CERTIFICATE 1800.0
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Jonathan Schlefer,
Marty Linsky
14 pages.
Publication Date: Sep 27, in 2005. Prod #: HKS470-PDF-ENG
The KIDSNET Story: Can a Medical Information System to improve public health? HBR case solution

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