KIGALI - Rwanda is set to host a technical workshop next week which will focus on both policy and technical elements in e-Health.
The workshop is expected to draw high-level delegates from the United States, the East African Community (EAC) and private-sector representatives from Sub-Saharan Africa.
According to a statement released by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the organizers, the forum will explore and assess policies that can support an enabling environment for e-Healthcare solutions.
USTDA is an organ that advances the United States’ commercial interests in emerging markets.
“Deliberations will focus on e-Health areas such as telemedicine, electronic medical records and healthcare information systems,” reads part of the statement.
The two-day forum will also discuss industry trends and best practices, financing strategies, and government policymaking in the sector, including technology issues and broadband solutions that will enable the improvement of the healthcare infrastructure and service delivery.
Other participants will include decision makers from both the public and private sectors responsible for overseeing and delivering healthcare solutions.
The workshop will also showcase some of the e-Health products and solutions currently available on the market.
One of these products is the Healthcare Information Management System (HIMS) developed by Kutana Corp., formerly known as Social Works (SW) Global.
HIMS is an integrated healthcare resource management and service automation software platform that enables healthcare providers and institutions to capture, process and easily retrieve accurate information on patients.
“Unlike many such products, HIMS is being offered free of charge. It’s a radical shift,” says Veronica Ssempebwa, the product’s representative in Uganda and Rwanda.
She added that, the company has opted for a multi-tenant cloud computing platform provided by a subsidiary company, which has changed their operations.