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PERSONAL HEALTH RECORDS: WHAT HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS IN UGANDA NEED TO KNOW

As a health care provider, you use information every day to diagnose and treat your patients. But once your patients leave the exam room or the hospital, they become responsible for staying healthy each day. Patients today are expected to know more about their health, and to engage actively in their own care. Often, family […]

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 […]

Expiry of medicines in supply outlets of uganda

Expiry of medicines in supply outlets in Uganda

In developing countries, where budgets for medicines are often tight, the supply cycle needs to be well-managed to prevent all types of wastage, including pilferage, misuse and expiry. This wastage reduces the quantity of medicines available to patients and therefore the quality of health care they receive. At least US$550 000 worth of antiretrovirals and […]

Cost Pricing of  Drugs and Structural framework for health care delivery.

Cost Pricing of  Drugs and Structural framework for health care delivery.

Cost Pricing of  Drugs and Structural framework for health care delivery in uganda.  Health services in Uganda are delivered through public sector and private providers specifically the private not for profit (PNFP) and private health practitioners (PHP). Public health services are by policy provided free of charge but fall short of meeting the health needs […]

Role of non-state actors in health delivery
Role of non-state actors in health delivery

Role of non-state actors in health delivery

Non-state actors play an important role in the delivery of health services in developing counties (Bennet et al., 2005). When they have a health problem, most people in the third world first visit private healthcare providers – private-not-for-profit (PNFP) and private health practitioners (PHP), including traditional healers – because they are seen to be more […]