Patient Engagement

Why do Ugandans Need a Personal Health Record?

A personal health record (PHR) is a collection of information about your health. It is different from an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) or Electronic Health Record (EHR), which are owned and stored by your healthcare provider. A PHR is a document that you are in charge of-one that you compile, update, and keep. It can […]

Patient Engagement

Factors influencing consumer adoption of USB based Personal Health Records in Uganda.

Usually patients receive healthcare services from multiple hospitals, and consequently their healthcare data are dispersed over many facilities because of the paper and electronic-based record systems used by the Hospital and laboratories. Therefore, many countries have encouraged the research on data interoperability, access, and patient authorization. This study is an important part of a national […]

Personal Health Records

How Personal Health Records are going to benefit Ugandan’s ?

Personal health records (PHRs) can help your patients better manage their care. Having important health information – such as immunization records, lab results, and screening due dates – in electronic form makes it easy for patients to update and share their records. PHRs can: Improve Patient Engagement: Much of what your patients do for their health happens […]

Personal Health Records Uganda

Personal Health Records in Uganda

At first blush it would seem that maintaining a personal health record (PHR) has many merits. Almost everyone would want to have health information about themselves readily available in a digital format and completely under their control. They could then make it accessible to anyone else they choose; for example, emergency health personnel or a […]

Doctor's Insight

Non-communicable diseases such as cancer ‘are the leading global killer’

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, heart and lung diseases are the leading cause of death around the world, and deaths from these diseases are on the increase, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. NCDs are not infectious or contagious and are caused by genetic or lifestyle factors such as smoking. The organisation’s first […]