Uganda’s National Health Policy (NHP II 2010 – 2020) aims at attaining a good standard of health for all people in Uganda in order to promote healthy and productive lives. Among other facets of the health system, the NHP identifies healthcare data and reporting gaps as an important area that needs to be streamlined to … Continue reading Overview of healthcare information development agenda in Uganda’s policy framework ?
Problem statement Approximately 1.5m Ugandans are positive circa 7.7% of the adult population, around 1 million people know their status and circa 500,000 do not know their status (UNAIDS data http://www.unaids.org/en/regionscountries/countries/uganda). Many do not know their status due to stigma. In Uganda data privacy is a myth because most of the data is in paper … Continue reading Join Our Campaign
How then can we have a complete loop digitalized system that can collect health data from different levels of health care givers into a common pool, where it can be analysed and interpreted in real time to offer quick decision-making? How can this information be shared with other relevant authorities like police, immigration and other … Continue reading How can we accelerate and prioritize digitization efforts for improved health in Uganda?
Data: This refers to raw observations or acts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis. well as Data Quality: Data are of high quality if, "they are fit for their intended uses in operations, decision making and planning." . Alternatively, data are deemed of high quality if they correctly represent the real-world construct to … Continue reading There is Need for more accurate data in Ugandan Public Hospital
Case study Old Mulago (Uganda Public Hospital ) A Medical file refers contains demographic, medical and treatment information about a patient or subject. It may be paper-based or a mixture of paper and electronic records. The medical file includes a variety of types of "notes" entered over time by health care professionals, recording observations and … Continue reading Who owns the patient / Medical file ! Is it a Hospital or Care Taker ?
When you are a patient in a hospital, you are in a very unfamiliar environment. Hospitals have a hierarchy of responsibility and a routine for patient care. They have a staff of nurses, Doctors (both Senior Doctors and student Doctors ) technicians, therapists and the administration body to carry out that routine. A nurse’s job is … Continue reading Patient Negligence is a Major cause to Poor Data Management in Uganda’s Hospitals
The move comes at a time when many health facilities around the country are facing drug stock-outs and several patients have failed to get the drugs they need. The Ministry of Health together with National Medical Stores, Joint Medical Store and the National Drug Authority has embarked on a drive to destroy expired and obsolete … Continue reading Health Ministry to burn 1,500 tonnes of expired drugs
The health system in Uganda is based on a referral system, existing of different levels of health care. The healthcare provider in charge of the Health Center can refer the patient to a higher level and this can be continued until reaching the highest level. Hospital services are provided by the public, Private Not for … Continue reading What Levels of Health Care Sectors do we have in Uganda?
There are some problems in Ugandan health care. We'd like to hear what you have to say! Problem : Waiting too long for medical care? Ugandan patients wait on lists for appointments with specialists, diagnostic tests, treatments, and surgeries. Rugarama Health Center ii , Buhanda Health Center ii, Kabujogera Health Center iii, Npara Health Center iv are … Continue reading Survey: Waiting too long for medical care in Uganda Health Centers
Today, the healthcare industry in Uganda finds it difficult in redefining what’s possible in medical care due to the low methods used in data management .Rugarama Health Center ii , Buhanda Health Center ii, Kabujogera Health Center iii, Npara Health Center iv are some of the health care centers in Kamwenge District Western Region. These are the … Continue reading Health Care Issues in Western Region Uganda Kamwenge District