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The Ministry of Health in collaboration with partners ends a day-long brainstorming session aimed at formulating electronic medical records (EMR) to strengthen data information sharing in the health sector of Liberia.

The session stresses coordination to better understand the EMR experience, provides participants a broad overview of universal health coverage, evidence based strategic development, and full adherence to sustainability, among others.

The exercise brought together health workers and partners, who fully participated in the moderate technical session to form the Terms of Reference, roadmap, development, interoperability, and focus persons and key stakeholders.

The panelists came from the Ministry of Health, J.F.K. Hospital, ELWA Hospital, Redemption Hospital, Partners in Health, respectively.
Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Minister of Health, Doctor Francis S. Kateh, stresses that data is important but the initial investment is very high, and it’s incumbent on national government to make the needed decision to move the health sector.
Besides, he adds that data management improves efficiency in the health sector.

Doctor Kateh notes that the Ministry of Health is ready to sit in the driver’s seat and turn this idea against people who have been playing without data.

The day-long brainstorming session was fruitful as discussion centered on the importance of the health system of Liberia operating with technological orderly electronic medical records. (EMR). Press Release

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