Accra Technology Salon to discuss how ICT’s can support better Public Health Services in Ghana
To gauge the status of ICTs use in Ghana’s Public health delivery system, Penplusbytes will on Tuesday May 30, 2017, host the 15th Accra Tech Salon to discuss the topic; “How Can ICTs support better Public Health Services in Ghana at the New Media Hub in Osu, Ako-Adjei.
Led by our key thought leaders; Seth Afagbedzi, Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Ernest Gavor, CEO of 233apps, developers of Moja App and Sam Quarshie, head of ICT Ghana Health Service, the 2 hour educative and interactive roundtable is expected to bring together Public Health Professionals, Technologists and developers with the needed insight to delve into the status of ICTs application in public health services delivery.
The availability of new technology tools is transforming the delivery of health services across the globe. In Ghana, the emergence of mobile health systems, electronic data management, and electronic healthcare medicine is affecting learning and research, administration and surveillance, and even health service delivery.
Through the development of databases and other applications, ICTs also providing the capacity for improving health system efficiencies, and preventing medical errors. This notwithstanding, few health professionals and clinics are accessing the opportunities offered by technology in public health administration and delivery.
Kwami Ahiabenu, II, Executive Director of Penplusbytes, said the Technology Salon will explore exactly how new digital technologies can enhance public health care services. To do this, “the Tech Salon will offer a platform for key stakeholders to discuss practical ideas and innovations which are being applied currently as well the other tech interventions that could be leveraged to serve as a catalyst for improved health services in Ghana,” he added.
Discussions will explore issues such as what Health Information Systems technologies are presently available, what the prospects of mobile health technologies in Ghana’s Public health services delivery system are and what the challenges to improving access to and management of health information in Ghana are. Participants will also deliberate on what health portals and ICT-based tools could assist in disease prevention, treatment and health monitoring as well as offer answers to how Ghana can achieve a complete healthcare reform with ICT.
Please RSVP now to join your health, technology and development peers for the Accra Technology Salon.
Penplusbytes is a not-for-profit organization driving change through innovations in three key areas: using new digital technologies to enable good governance and accountability, new media and innovations, and driving oversight for effective utilisation of mining, oil and gas revenue and resources.