What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Health Management Information System

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The Health Management Information System (HMIS) basic functions are data input, data management and data output. Data input phase consists of data acquisition and data verification where the collection of timely, accurate and relevant data undergoes authentication and validation to have a reliable and qualitative data. The garbage in garbage out principle is being used in the process of data verification where the detection of inconsistencies and inaccuracies of data happens and allows corrections to avoid eventual cost of output errors. Data management includes data archiving and preserving (data storage); organizing and sorting data imposing taxonomy and various classes (data classification); additional data processing functions using mathematical models, statistics and other analytical processes so data can be used in strategic …show more content…
First is the authenticity and credibility of the information posted on social media sites. Social Media Security Mitigations of CDC reported that social media sites at CDC increases risk to CDC systems and data by web mail communication which bypasses enterprise mail filtering, public comments on blogposts which are particularly vulnerable to cross-site scripting or spear-phishing attacks, malicious “friends” whereby those who are accepted as friends may change their profiles after being approved to purposely include malicious code, spurious, offensive, inappropriate or political content and malicious applications. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009). Second is the limitation of social media pertains to the digital divide in the population. Example, groups that do not have access to new media and social networking due to language, literacy disability and other barriers. Also, when the internet connection is not available, participants are disconnected from the program and do not have access to the information available on these