Skilled Urges FG to Digitalise Well being Sector
A digital public well being professional, Zaid Olanrewaju, has urged the Federal Authorities to digitalise the nation’s well being sector to enhance healthcare service supply within the nation.
Olanrewaju made the decision in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of a stakeholders’ assembly on Friday in Abuja.
He emphasised the necessity for the federal government to create a nationwide digital well being blueprint which might facilitate digital integration of well being info and well being suppliers within the nation.
This, based on him, will set the event of well being expertise within the nation.
“It would additionally facilitate digital integration of well being info of all sufferers and well being suppliers, in addition to an built-in improvement of digital well being infrastructure and structure, thereby establishing a stable framework for the one well being method to unlock Nigeria’s healthcare worth chain.
“This multitier digital well being transformation will incorporate two programmes that can combine knowledge and construct an innovation ecosystem for the nation by making a nationwide well being database.”
Olanrewaju additional stated that the blueprint would assist the federal government obtain its objective to supply inexpensive and high quality healthcare to Nigerians.
Equally, the professional stated the blueprint would assist the federal government enroll practically 50 million Nigerians into the medical health insurance scheme.
“Digitalization of the Nigeria well being sector will improve effectivity by 15 per cent whereas growing the worth to US$18 billion.
“The digital well being blueprint additionally will speed up Nigeria’s e-health efforts on nationwide options within the type of digital well being information (EHRs).
“And medical workflow administration techniques that can assure proof based mostly affected person centered care, safe knowledge for nationwide analysis and planning,” he stated.