Assessing The Role Of Digital Health Information System Management In Ghana’s Healthcare Sector

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Businesses throughout the world have recently become interested in the digitalization of services, and Ghana’s health industry is no different.

According to studies, the healthcare sector is assiduously pursuing the conversion to digital services. This is due to the fact that experts and data have demonstrated how convenient and reliable it is. According to a Deloitte report, 92% of healthcare institutions and professionals will perform better as a result of digital transformation in 2021. It is clear that the digital revolution in the healthcare sector is progressing quickly year after year. Data management is a key component needed for efficient digital healthcare services.

The ability of digital healthcare to promote greater health equity should not be underestimated. The primary responsibility of health information systems is to gather pertinent data from the health and other relevant sectors, analyse it to ensure its overall relevance, quality, and timeliness, and then transform the data into information for use in making decisions about one’s own health. Policies on how to handle such systems are frequently required.

While there are rules controlling data protection in every country, they must not hinder the operations of health managers in managing data. With the aid of data, practical challenges like ambulance distributions, drug distributions, and medical equipment distributions can be efficiently handled in a country.

The Research and Grant Institute of Ghana (ReGIG) has been given research funding by the WHO’s Alliance for Health System Research and Policy (HPSR) to carry out research into digital health intervention (DHI) in an effort to examine the contributions of district health information systems in Ghana.

According to the Executive Director, Dr. Samuel Adjorlolo, the outcome of the project is expected to strengthen the Ghanaian healthcare system by addressing barriers and challenges associated with the utilisation of healthcare data by primary healthcare managers over the next 15 months. The project is led by Dr. Samuel Adjorlolo with support from researchers and health system practitioners from the University of Ghana, the University of Cape Coast, and the Ghana Health Service, or Ministry of Health.

ReGIG is known for its long-standing contributions to the health sector in Ghana, and this research project would build on the many accomplishments made by the organisation in offering outstanding solutions to the always-evolving problems in the provision of digital health care services.


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