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Health Information Technologies: Opportunity for Nigerian Innovation. November 21 , 2012. Outline. 1. The Impact of Technology. 2. Nigeria’s Health Profile. 3. Health Information Technologies. 4. Opportunity for Nigerian Innovation. 5. Conclusion. 1. The Impact of Technology.

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Health information technologies opportunity for nigerian innovation

Health Information Technologies: Opportunity for Nigerian Innovation

November 21, 2012


Outline

Outline

1

The Impact of Technology

2

Nigeria’s Health Profile

3

Health Information Technologies

4

Opportunity for Nigerian Innovation

5

Conclusion


Health information technologies opportunity for nigerian innovation

1

The Impact of Technology


The impact of it on modern life

The Impact of IT on Modern Life

Education

Banking & eCommerce


The growth in nigeria s teledensity

The Growth in Nigeria’s Teledensity


Health information technologies opportunity for nigerian innovation

2

Nigeria’s Health Profile


Nigeria s health profile

Nigeria’s Health Profile

  • Nigeria has one of the worst records in the world

  • Second to India, Nigeria is the most hazardous place in the world for expectant mothers and children

  • Incidences of morbidity are equally high


The challenges of healthcare

The Challenges of Healthcare

  • Lack of Information

  • Lack of Access to Quality Care

  • Systemic Failures

  • Resource constraints

  • Gaps in care


Health information technologies opportunity for nigerian innovation

3

Health Information Technologies


Health information technologies

Health Information Technologies

  • The application of Information and Communication Technologies to Health:

    • Planning

    • Management

    • Financing

    • Delivery

    • Improvement

  • Electronic Health Records

  • Electronic Prescription

  • Health Information Exchange

  • Analytics

  • Clinical Decision Support


Health information technology cont d

Health Information Technology cont’d

  • The potential to make a difference in Nigeria depends on certain key considerations:

    • The value of health information

      • Patient

      • Present illness

      • Available therapies

    • Appreciation of the impact on the quality and appropriateness of care that is dispensed

    • Commitment to improve the quality of healthcare services


Use cases of health it

Use Cases of Health IT

  • Engaging patients and their families

    • Education and awareness

    • Community mobilization

    • Reminders for Appointments and medication

    • Treatment compliance

  • Data collection and dissemination

    • Biographical and health information

    • Providing relevant information at the point-of-care

    • Quality reporting


Use cases of health it cont d

Use Cases of Health IT cont’d

  • Clinical collaboration

    • Remote delivery of care – frontline workers and urban-based specialists

    • Care coordination and management

  • Surveillance

    • Syndromic (preventive epidemiological applications)

    • Disease (to aid evidence-based disease-focused interventions)


Use cases of health it cont d1

Use Cases of Health IT cont’d

  • Analytics & Clinical/Business Intelligence


Use cases of health it cont d2

Use Cases of Health IT cont’d


Health information technologies opportunity for nigerian innovation

4

Opportunity for Nigerian Innovation


Health information systems

Health Information Systems

The Patient-Centered Paradigm


Nigerian innovation

Nigerian Innovation

  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration

    • Comprehensive Pathways of care

    • Clinical workflows that foster the care team approach

    • Sound business case and clinical value

    • Information-oriented architectures

  • Regulatory & Policy Enablement

    • The National Health Bill

    • Issue an Innovation Challenge

    • Incentivize the creation, adoption and meaningful use of Nigerian Health Information Systems


Potential impacts

Potential Impacts

  • Transformation of Healthcare

    • Coordinate care across the continuum

    • Improve quality, safety, and effectiveness

    • Leverage existing infrastructure to engage patients

    • Promote Public and Population Health

  • Growth of Nigeria’s Knowledge-based Economy

    • Disrupt consumption and import-oriented trade

    • Provide training and employment opportunities

    • Position Nigeria to become a reliable outsourcing destination


Health information technologies opportunity for nigerian innovation

5

Conclusion


Health information technologies opportunity for nigerian innovation

  • Recognize the value of health information

  • Punctuate the equilibrium of suboptimal and declining health outcomes

  • Leverage the inherent efficiencies of health information technology to innovate

  • Make Nigeria an outsourcing destination

  • Foster sound clinical and economic health


Health information technologies opportunity for nigerian innovation

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started…”

- Mark Twain


Charles nwasor

Charles Nwasor

Charles is the Principal & Chief Health Information Technologist at Xcellent Technologies.

A consummate health information technologist, Charles is currently involved in executing the Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption project, a federal initiative for providing technical assistance in the adoption and Meaningful use of health IT to Primary Care Providers in the State of Michigan.

He can be reached at: [email protected]


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