Health management information system(s) (HMIS)

A planned system of collecting, processing, storing, disseminating, and using health-related information to carry out functions of management. It consists of people, tools (paper-based and electronic) and procedures to gather, sort, and distribute timely, accurate information to decision-makers. Source: Adapted from Kotler, Phillip and Keller, Kevin Lane; Marketing Management, Pearson Education, 12 Ed, 2006.