Imagine if the person you trusted most decided to share all of your secrets with your worst enemy? You probably wouldn’t ever trust that person again. It might even make you stop trusting people altogether. That idea of trust is at the foundation of your medical care and why patient confidentially is so important. When you … Continue reading Why is Patient Confidentiality Important in Uganda’s Health Centers?
Healthcare systems and service delivery is becoming more complex by the day. Population bulge and disease outbreak – including emergence of new diseases significantly aggravate the situation. Transitioning from paper-based medical records to Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems is indispensable in managing these complexities. The population in need of medical care in developing countries and … Continue reading Challenges facing the healthcare data flow and Electronic Medical Record systems in Uganda: Evidence from selected health facilities
Uganda and Sub-Saharan Africa at large is faced with substantial burden of disease such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and malaria among others. This challenge is exacerbated by healthcare service delivery that is plagued with inefficiency, low quality of healthcare, and generally, increasing complexity in the healthcare system given emergence of new diseases and population bulge. Good … Continue reading Barriers to Health Information Systems and Electronic Medical Records Implementation. A Field Study of Uganda’s Hospitals