The National Technical and Mirror Committees on International Organisation of Standardization Technical Committee for Health Information (ISOTC215) has been inaugurated.
This is to use e-health deliver universal health coverage, improve health indices by means of computerized physician order entry: a means of requesting diagnostic tests and treatments electronically and receiving the results.
Addressing the meeting, the President, Society for Telemedicine & e Health in Nigeria, Dr Joseph Adebola called for the support of all experts to achieve Nigeria’s health goals.
The Registrar, Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria, Alh. Ibrahim Mami said the conference would improve standardization and data management for the health sector.
In a message the director general, Standard Organisation of Nigeria, SON, Mr. Osita Aboloma said the inauguration of the committees would assist Nigeria participate actively in national and international standardization activities.
The DG, who was represented by the Director, Standards Development, SON, Mrs. Chinyere Egwuonwu, noted that the committees would be responsible for establishing Nigeria’s position on issues relating to activities of E health and tele-medicine.
In 2016, the Federal Government launched a National Health ICT strategic framework 2015-2020 to deliver universal health coverage in the country.