Implementation of Health Information management systems to replace existing paper based medical record keeping cannot be overemphasized by implementers to not just be a herculean task but requires a lot of lessons, Change management and implementation plans when one way seem not to work out. These amongst other things are challenges that Professional Healthcare Informatics Professionals anticipate for when implementing an Health Information Management System Software in an Healthcare setting. Although in developed countries these issues and challenges have being long forgotten or not even experienced at all(For Instance Power), developing countries though are still facing these issues in the not so encouraging and not supportive environment we may find ourselves.
What are the challenges to be anticipated and how can they be overcome during design, development, implementation,management and maintenance of Healthcare Information Management Systems from as small as mobile apps to Telemedicine Applications and everything in-between. I think answers will not only help me, but other independent implementers in developing countries specifically.