10 June 2021 by Florence Adewale
The Minister of State for Health Dr. Olorunmibe Mamora has called for more synergy to fast track implementation of various health policies in the country.
He made the call at this year’s National Health Information System conference in Abuja.
Dr. Olorunmibe Mamora who noted that data was an important tool for planning and implementation said necessary collaboration would enhance the digital information system.
Represented by the Director Health, Planning, Research and Statistics, Dr. Ngozi Azodo, Dr. Mamora reiterated Government’s commitment to industrial harmony and enabling environment to ensure that health information meets international best practices.
In a remark, the Registrar, Health Records Registration Officers Board of Nigeria, Mallam Ibrahim Mami said the board was working towards a unified platform for easy access to data for developmental purposes.
He said, “we have strived to put in place the prerequisite of international standards and practices so that our country is able to compete in the global arena. Therefore, it is pertinent to note that Health Information Management Strategic framework (HIMSF) 2021 – 2025 has been developed in a context marked by a national demand for Electronic Health Records and the trend of the pandemic to health care delivery.”
“In the health care sector, there is a bottom–up approach geared towards the realisation of the national goal of One Framework, One Plan and One M&E for the Nigerian health sector as a measure & mechanism.”
On his part, the chairman, the Association of Health Records Officers of Nigeria, Mr. Innocent Okereke expressed optimism that the conference would enhance the capacity of health record officers to enable them compete with their counterparts globally.
The theme of the conference is : Nigeria Health Information system policy, strategies for improving facility Based Data management, Dissemination and use.