Health Information Systems in the Decision-Making Process in Primary Care

  • Ericka Silva Holmes Universidade Federal da Paraíba - UFPB
  • Sérgio Ribeiro dos Santos UFPB
  • Alexandra Fraga Almeida UFPB
  • Jéssica Helena Dantas de Oliveira UFPB
  • Gyl Dayara Alves de Carvalho UFPB
  • Leila de Cássia Tavares da Fonsêca UFPB
  • Maria Bernadete de Sousa Costa UFPB
  • Juliana Barbosa Medeiros UFPB
  • Eufrásio de Andrade Lima Neto UFPB


Objective: To identify the scientific literature on the use of health information systems, their weaknesses and potential for decision-making. Method: Study systematic literature review conducted in September / October 2014. The sample consisted of 13 articles published in the databases: LILLACS, SciELO, PubMed, Cochrane. Results: there was a small number of publications on the subject; it was pointed out as weaknesses for use of the systems: unpreparedness of the professionals, lack of training, poor access to systems; and how potential: characterization of the population profile, epidemiological, people's living conditions, etc. Conclusion: the health information systems provide great potential for decision-making and must overcome difficulties to use, being necessary to carry out more studies on the subject.
Jan 20, 2016
How to Cite
HOLMES, Ericka Silva et al. Health Information Systems in the Decision-Making Process in Primary Care. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, jan. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2021. doi:
Global Health & Health Policy


Information Systems; Primary Health Care; Health Management; Health Manager.

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