Experts chat way forward on national ehealth standards

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Experts converged on Abuja for 12th edition of the Nigerian conference on Telemedicine and eHealth/Inauguration of technical committee ISOTC215-Health Informatics to chat a way forward for Nigeria on national eHealth standards.

Speaking during the two-day event which ended on Tuesday in Abuja, President of the Society for Telemedicine and eHealth in Nigeria (SfteHiN) Joseph Adebola Olajide reiterated that Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) National Information Development Agency (NITDA) and Health Records Officers Registration Board, are strategizing to put Nigeria in the forefront among the leading nations in the world to maintain standards on ehealth.

He noted that the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health launched a National Health ICT Strategic Framework to guide eHealth implementation in Nigeria.

He added that delivering the National Health ICT Strategic Framework 2015-2020 a Sixty-two Page Document Published in 2016 with the vision “By 2020, Health ICT will help enable and deliver universal health coverage in Nigeria” requires a skilled and knowledgeable technical workforce to support the implementation.

“The participants present here today at the inauguration of the national technical and mirror committees on ISOTC215-Health Informatics will constitute the Foundation members of the committee. Also, become knowledgeable to recognize common standards and able to digital health, understand standard development process, management, and apply it to adopt and develop eHealth standards for Nigeria,” he said.

He noted that the two-day workshop has enabled the experts to expand their vision on the way forward on national eHealth Standards development with regard to training on standards, curriculum development and continuous professional development.

Adobola Olajide was also elected to head the National Mirror and Technical Committees, and he will be assisted by Ini Ekong, Assistant Director ehealth FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat and John Oladosu, a … Read More...