Challenges facing the healthcare data flow and Electronic Medical Record systems in Uganda: Evidence from selected health facilities

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

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 has led to the low adaption rate of big data analytics in Uganda’s Health Sector?

Currently in Uganda the Health Management Information System is predominantly a paper-based system, with almost all health facilities visited purely using paper-based (manual) capture of patient’s data, and manually aggregate data from source tools into periodic HMIS reports and submit manual reports to the next level. Flow of data is basically a paper-based process, although … Continue reading What has led to the low adaption rate of big data analytics in Uganda’s Health Sector?

Strengthening Data Management of Medical Records in Uganda’s Government Hospitals and Health Care centers

Strengthening data management of medical records in government hospitals and health care centers is important for planning, monitoring and evaluation which lead to improved data use and health service delivery. When hospital managers have access to timely, complete and accurate data, well stored and easy to retrieve they are able to react appropriately to existing … Continue reading Strengthening Data Management of Medical Records in Uganda’s Government Hospitals and Health Care centers

Ugandans facing difficulties in accessing their health care records

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 Ugandans facing difficulties in accessing their health care records

How Healthcare Data Management Can Overcome the Challenges in Records Management for Hospitals and health centers in Uganda?

The evolution of technology is driving the sector  of healthcare. Modern healthcare systems need effective means to manage health data capable of providing care providers and professionals with fully integrated and complete medical records. What is Health Data Management? Have you ever wondered how much data a health organization uses each day? All that patient … Continue reading How Healthcare Data Management Can Overcome the Challenges in Records Management for Hospitals and health centers in Uganda?

How Healthcare Data Management can Overcome Challenges in health records for Hospitals in Uganda ?

The evolution of technology is driving the evolution of healthcare. Modern healthcare systems need effective means to manage health data capable of providing care providers and professionals with fully integrated and complete medical records. What is Health Data Management? Have you ever wondered how much data a health organization uses each day? All that patient … Continue reading How Healthcare Data Management can Overcome Challenges in health records for Hospitals in Uganda ?

Patient Record keeping a major challenge in Government Health Centers for Uganda

It is very important for the treating doctor to properly document the management of a patient under his care. This will be the only way for the doctor to prove that the treatment was carried out properly. Moreover, it will also be of immense help in the scientific evaluation and review of patient management issues. … Continue reading Patient Record keeping a major challenge in Government Health Centers for Uganda

What is Healthcare Data Management and Why is it Important for Hospitals in Uganda?

Healthcare Data Management Definition Healthcare data management is the process of storing, protecting, and analyzing data pulled from diverse sources. Managing the wealth of available healthcare data allows health systems to create holistic views of patients, personalize treatments, improve communication, and enhance health outcomes. Benefits of Healthcare Data Management Create 360-degree views of patients and … Continue reading What is Healthcare Data Management and Why is it Important for Hospitals in Uganda?

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The Challenges of Paper-Based Patient Data Management in Uganda

Following the paper trail of patient data : - At the end of every month at the hospital where I work in Kampala, Uganda, I, like every other doctor at the hospital, am responsible for conducting routine Morbidity and Mortality (MM) audits. This is a review of all patients admitted to the unit in that … Continue reading The Challenges of Paper-Based Patient Data Management in Uganda