Information Management as a Corner Stone for Improving the Quality of Healthcare Services in Pakistan

The globalization of health information cannot be ignored – even in remotest Pakistan. Presently
via the world wide web and soon to be supported by satellite telemedicine communication
systems (with an aphorism of ‘anybody, anywhere, anytime communication’), an informationrich
universe will be simple step away from any Pakistani hospital. This must help to improve
the quality of Pakistan’s medical practice. Until now the government hospitals have not understood its significance, but in such a competitive environment with increasing
decentralization, the importance of joining the global information highway is likely to penetrate government hospitals as well.