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Health Information Surveillance Evidence-based Statistics Electronic Medical Records. Reporting back Group 3:. Issues raised by ministers. Vital statistics and surveillance are critical to planning Expected benefit from electronic medical records and other technology for scattered islands

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health information surveillance evidence based statistics electronic medical records
Health Information

Surveillance

Evidence-based

Statistics

Electronic Medical Records

Reporting backGroup 3:

issues raised by ministers
Issues raised by ministers
  • Vital statistics and surveillance are critical to planning
  • Expected benefit from electronic medical records and other technology for scattered islands
  • Need to strengthen human capacity to collect, analyze, and use health information
  • Role of Information and communication technology
  • Different capacities and organizational structures
  • Harmonization between sectors
consequences of not addressing this concern
Consequences of not addressing this concern?

Lack of accurate and timely information limits:

  • Making evidence-based policy decisions
  • Focusing on the right priorities
  • Efficient allocation of resources
  • Monitoring progress
  • Detection and response to health emergencies
regional actions
Regional actions
  • Build effective training programs for all levels
    • Data management, surveillance, epidemiology
  • Harmonize, develop standards
  • Learn from successes and failures
  • Strengthen regional surveillance & response
    • APSED/IHR
    • STEPS surveys
    • Civil registration
what is best done at national level
What is best done at national level
  • Strengthen human resource capacity, including developing core data competencies at all levels
  • Advocate for improved civil & vital registration systems
  • Select appropriate solutions based on information needs and country capacity
  • Improve quality & use of existing data
  • Strengthen surveillance & response
  • Ensure privacy and confidentiality
what should development partners do
What should development partners do?
  • Utilize and strengthen existing health information (also donor harmonisation)
  • Empower countries to better use their own data
  • Build effective data management and field epidemiology training programs
  • Improve communications between countries (IHR, health statistics)
better utilize existing data and resources
Better utilize existing data and resources
  • In-country statistics offices and surveillance systems
  • Regional networks (e.g. PPHSN, PHIN, PIHOA)
  • Regional surveillance systems (e.g. Syndromic Surveillance, Laboratory networks)
recommended actions for ministers
Recommended Actions for Ministers

Create a culture of information:

  • Demand better quality information and evidence for policy decisions
  • Advocate for improved civil and vital registration systems
  • Select the most appropriate solution to get the required information
  • Support strengthening of human resources
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