AbstractLack of injury data is a major drawback in injury prevention in Sri Lanka. We designed, developed and piloted a web-based Injury Surveillance System (ISS) for Sri Lanka. Previously, Sri Lanka had an ISS comprised a paper-based data collection tool and its corresponding software application; that system had several deficiencies and was nonfunctioning. We Identified and addressed those deficiencies and developed a new web-based ISS. The pilot test showed that the new ISS is a feasible and sustainable mean of injury surveillance in Sri Lanka. Settings with limited informatics resources can learn from our approach to develop the new ISS.
Authors own copyright of their articles appearing in the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. Readers may copy articles without permission of the copyright owner(s), as long as the author and OJPHI are acknowledged in the copy and the copy is used for educational, not-for-profit purposes. Share-alike: when posting copies or adaptations of the work, release the work under the same license as the original. For any other use of articles, please contact the copyright owner. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work, including uses infringing the above license. It is the author's responsibility to bring an infringement action if so desired by the author.