According to eHR.za PEPFAR HMIS presentation (2008) each province has different vendors implemeting their EHR, eg. Medicom in KZN, GP, LP; Meditech in KZN, FS, and so on. There is too much fragmentation of implementation which ultimately…"
Currently, the use of EHR is very limited oin the private sphere. The only hospital that has full computerised records is the Ethekwini Heart Hospital.There are other institutions that use EHR partially.
The Gauteng EHR is stalled due to…"
"Because Sub Sahara countries don't usually use a computerized based patient information, it is difficult to find a patient's record and in case of an emergency, the nurse would have to file through papers to retrive the information. Also,…"
Unfortunately the Gauteng Province project has been stalled and the joint venture cancelled due to non-payment by the Gauteng Department of Health. I suspect that this is due to the impending National Health Insurance which should be…"
"Indeed more studies need to be done in this field. What they failed to address is the Long term financial benefits of having such systems in place. I think they took a myopic look at implementation of EHR. I am afraid studies like this deter other…"
Talk of 'overall' health in Africa. In my opinion, there is no 'size fit' all formula in tackling health problems. But commitment is what we need. Be it political, moral, educational or professional. Until people learn not to squander time, resources, opportunities etc meant to improve our health system, we will not get anywhere. Right now it's about how much money i make, how comfortable i can get, i, i, i, and i It's so sickening. We need comitted individuls who have the wellbeing and development of the people at heart as a way forward. Imagine having good health policies in place, but lack people to 'drive' the policies through. What do we end up with? Same applies to finances, aid foriegn support etc. But am positive we will get there some day. A few serious and right thinking guys- thats all we need.
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Hi Koffi, am in the university of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. I also have another colleague in class pursuing a dual Masters program. I suppose our course contents are different because for our HI course we will virtually cover all the core Master in Public Health program with a greater emphasis on improving public health practice through a better use of IT. For instance for our thesis topics, you need to identify a public health problem, which you can solve with an IT-related solution. I dont know if i provided you with enough information, but you are welcome anytime to ask more question.