Mulago fees structure versus right to health

On September 17, the Minister of Health, Dr Ruth Aceng, during the launch of the new Mulago Specialised Women and Neonatal Hospital, brought to the nation’s attention that government had prescribed certain fees, which patients have to pay before accessing services at the facility. This is a commendable and good initiative on the part of … Continue reading Mulago fees structure versus right to health

Why Electronic Information Management System (EHIMS) in Uganda’s Health sector?

The Healthcare sector in Uganda has lagged behind in the transition from paper based information management to digital information management, yet it’s an area, where there is too much data being collected from different sources and that data has to be analyzed and rich reports generated within the shortest time possible. Typically, when one goes … Continue reading Why Electronic Information Management System (EHIMS) in Uganda’s Health sector?

What is the Difference between Electronic Health Records & Electronic Medical Records?

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are a digital version of the paper charts in the clinician’s office. An EMR contains the medical and treatment history of the patients in one practice. EMRs have advantages over paper records. For example, EMRs allow clinicians to: Track data over time Easily identify which patients are due for preventive screenings or … Continue reading What is the Difference between Electronic Health Records & Electronic Medical Records?