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eHealth Strategy transforming health care delivery in Tanzania

Citation

Elias, M., Mukela, J., Rulagirwa, H., Swai, A., Danford, H., Perera, S., & Darcy, N. (2014, November). eHealth Strategy transforming health care delivery in Tanzania. Presented at The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium, Washington D.C., November 15-19, 2014, .

Abstract

- There is increased interest by national and local governments, partners, and private institutions to invest in global and national eHealth initiatives.

- eHealth can transform health care delivery by enabling information access and supporting health care operations, management and decision-making. The successful implementation of eHealth requires strategies that are aligned with the national respective health priorities.

- There are several models or frameworks for developing a national eHealth strategy, often developed by technologists and thus are complex to understand and use by health system actors; Often there is a missing causal link between health sector priorities and how technology can be applied to these priorities