Committees On E-health,Telemedicine Inaugurated To Deliver UHC, Improve Health Indices
The National Technical and Mirror committees on international Organisation of Standardization Technical Committee for health information (ISOTC215) has been inaugurated.
This is to use e-health deliver universal health coverage ,improve health indices by means of computerized physician order entry: a means of requesting diagnostic tests and treatments electronically and receiving the results.
Addressing the meeting,in Abuja the president,Society for Telemedicine & eHealth in Nigeria,Dr Joseph Adebola called for the support of all experts to achieve Nigeria’s health goals.
He said there was the need for rapid development in the health sector, through the use of electronic communication and information technology to transmit, store and retrieve digital data for clinical, educational and administrative purposes at the federal ,state and local area.
On his part the Registrar, Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria, Alh. Ibrahim Mami said the conference would improve standardization and data management for the health sector.
“The committees would appraise known functions of health records -Collection, Collation, Analysis, Storage and Presentation of health data,as well as strive to add value by laying the structure for healthcare planning and resource allocation in the healthcare sector.”
In a message the director general,Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, Mr. Osita Aboloma said the inauguration of the committees would assist Nigeria participate actively in national and international standardization activities.
The DG,who was represented by the director, Standards Development, SON, Mrs. Chinyere Egwuonwu, noted that the committees would be responsible for establishing Nigeria’s position on issues relating to activities of Ehealth and tele-medicine.
In 2016, the federal government launched a National Health ICT strategic framework 2015-2020 to deliver universal health coverage in the country.
Basically, the vision of this conference is to use e-health to help deliver universal health coverage in Nigeria.
Data gathered for e-health will be used for some of the following: ” Electronic health record: enabling the communication of patient data
between different health care professionals.