Presentation on theme: "Electronic Health Records Workshop Feedback and Key Findings."— Presentation transcript:
Electronic Health Records Workshop Feedback and Key Findings
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Refined Deliverables Determine the characteristics of patient level health record systems that work well in resource-poor environments and the key factors for success in an electronic environment (e.g., hardware, software, usability, interoperability, user readiness/training and the cultural environment...). Recommend the appropriate use of data exchange standards and collaborative design strategies for EHR systems in developing countries. Create a plan for supporting the communities to develop components of an integrated health information system, including EMR, laboratory, pharmacy, patient registration and scheduling, radiology and management reporting systems with a vision towards a national health information system architecture. Define the elements of a tool kit for eHealth solutions, including assessment, stakeholder engagement, design, implementation, evaluation, etc...
Working Groups Groups 1 & 2 - Factors for Success Group 3 - Communities Group 4 - Implementation Tools
Findings: Factors for Success Functional Components (eg patient registry) Characteristics of Good Systems (eg starting with patient-level data) Pearls (eg Don't reinvent the wheel -- look for existing solutions ) Getting Started in eHealth (eg Don't reinvent the wheel; look for existing solutions) Take Homes (eg Sustainability and data quality depend on rapid feedback -- returning data to providers)
Working Group 2 - Findings We-Can (World eHealth Collaborative Action Network) Collaboration of Collaborations Secretariat vs NGOs
Collaborative Networks Paul Slide We Can Capa city Can Polic y Can Tech nolo gy Can
Synthesis with Weeks 1 and 2 Architecture and framework – Supports framework strategy for integrated e- Health systems – Required to deliver interoperability – Features in PHI and Interoperability Reference implementation Collaborative networks (addresses the capacity development and – Learning networks – E-learning
Notable Conference Developments Framework strategy for integrated eHealth systems (initial focus in Africa) Draft resolution on governments and interoperability HINARI-like platform for free standards initiative Action steps reported and discussed at meeting of high level influencers