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Title: Health Information System and Geographic Information System for hospital management
Keywords: Technology
Planning and programming
Health indicators
Country: Morocco
Institution: Morocco - École Nationale de Santé Publique
Course coordinator: Fatima Eddaoudi
Date start: 2020-11-09
Date end: 2020-11-20
About duration and dates: - 2 weeks (10 days): 5 days for “Hospital Information System” and 5 days for “Geographic Information System” • The first week starts from Monday 09 November 2020 to Friday 13 November 2020 • The second week starts from Monday 16 November 2020 to Friday 20 November 2020
Classification: advanced optional
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Course location:
École Nationale de Santé Publique (ENSP)
Rue Lamfedel Cherkaoui, Madinate Al Irfane; BP 63 29: Rabat
TropEd representative: Raja Benkirane
ECTS credit points: 2 ECTS credits
A total of 60 Hours are dedicated to this training (30 hours per week)
-Self-study hours: 10 Hours (during the training)
-Class attendance: 50 Hours (during the training), 5 Hours/Day
Language: French
- At the end of this training, the student should be able to:
- Explain the role of the Information System in decision making
- Analyze the organization of the Hospital Information System
- Apply the digitalization process to the hospital Information System activities
- Use QGIS software to map data
Assessment Procedures:
The assessment in relation to the learning outcomes is organized during the training. The assessment methods are based on:

- Individual work based on practical exercises during the training (70%). After each practical exercise, a few students will be chosen to present their work. this method will be applied over the two weeks so that all students present their individual work

- Examination using MCQ (1Hour at the end of the first week) (30%)

RE SIT: Students who did not succeed the assessments will re sit the examination with ENSP e-learning platform one week later.
Chapter I: Introduction to Health Information Systems (HIS) (3 Hours)
- Health Information System: Basic Concepts
- IS architecture in Heath
- IS and care of patients
- Security of information systems

Chapter II: Digitalization of the Hospital Information System (7 Hours)
- Introduction to the Hospital Information System (HIS)
- HIS and hospital organization
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Hospital Management
- Purchase and implementation of a HIS

Chapter III: Management of a digital hospital project (15 Hours)
- Organization of an IT project
- Dematerialization of activities
- Data integrity and IS quality
- Relational database management via Microsoft Access

Chapter IV: Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) (10 Hours)
- GIS: basic concepts
- Areas of use of GIS in health
- GIS and decision making
- Typology of GIS data

Chapter V: Health Data Mapping (15 Hours)
- Using data with QGIS software
- Mapping indicators by value range
- Mapping indicators by proportional symbol
- Production and export of maps
The teaching methods used consists of:
-Lectures followed by discussions (10%)
- Cases study (20%)
-Practical exercises on Access (30%)
- Practical exercises on QGIS (30%)
-Self-learning using the unique experiences of participant to better assimilate the teaching; (10%)

Practical and case study documents will be sent to students before class sessions to prepare them in advance. The tutorials take place as follows:

- 15 minutes to read the cases and discuss the work to be done.

- 45 minutes of analysis and do exercises

- 30 minutes to present the work done and answer questions.
Academic degree:
- Academic degree in health sciences (physician, nurse, pharmacist), or master in public health, management, or statistician

- Required French level C1

Basic computer skills:
- Operating systems (Windows and MacOS) Office suites (Microsoft Office), Presentation software (PowerPoint) Spreadsheets (Excel, etc.)
A maximum of 20 Students
A minimum of 10 students is required to launch the training
- The selection of candidates is based on a dossier which must be submitted by the students tree months before the training. The dossier must contain a:
- detailed CV
- Copies of diplomas
- Motivation letter.
- Certificate to demonstrate the required French level (If the candidate does not have certificates to demonstrate the required level, an oral test via Skype will be organized)

Selected candidates will be informed two month before the training.
Priority for this course will be given to the manager of hospitals, health professionals managing health programs related to hospitals
if a minimum of 10 participants is not reached, the course will be canceled and participants will be notified one month in advance.
5000 MAD (500 Euros)
tropEd accreditation:
Rabat GA Meeting February 2020 (EC TelCO, 8 June). This accreditation is valid until June 2025
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Date Of Record Creation: 2020-06-29 04:48:53 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2020-06-29 09:58:20 (W3C-DTF)
Date Record Checked: 2020 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2021-11-21 19:42:15 (W3C-DTF)

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L. Gerstel1, P. A. C. Zwanikken1, A. Hoffman2, C. Diederichs3, M. Borchert3 and B. Peterhans2

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