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First International Health Information Management Conference for Africa

Our colleague Angelika Haendel, President of IFHIMA (www.ifhima.org) writes:

The Health Information Manager’s Association of Nigeria (HIMAN) and the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) are pleased to invite delegates from Africa and around the world to attend the 1st International Health Information Management Conference for Africa – to be held at the National Sickle Cell Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria – August 12th to 14th 2014

The conference theme of this important conference for the Africa region is “Knowing It Better” – this is a concept and process-oriented information system in the healthcare industry, which involves the implementation and adoption of EHR and developing standard procedures for categorizing diseases for morbidity and mortality reporting. The result of the integration of EHR would address specific characteristics in the healthcare processes, increase the quality and effectiveness of medical services including shared semantics of healthcare domain concepts designed to strengthen communications amongst healthcare providers.

The programme will feature eminent speakers from WHO, IFHIMA and other HIM/HIT/HI organizations; and topics will include:

  • Developing Human Resources for HIM Practice
  • A vision for Better Health for Africa enabled by Electronic Health Records
  • Improving the Quality of Health Information Systems in Africa
  • WHO’s ICD 10 Training Initiative for Africa
  • Ethical Issues Surrounding the Use of Health Information
  • Prospects and Challenges of Telemedicine

Registration form should be returned ASAP to: HIMAN President, Health Records Dept., LUTH, Lagos, Nigeria nhra009[at]yahoo.com

himan banner for Africa Regional Conference Knowing it Better 2014

 

June 6, 2014 - Posted by | Africa, conference, IFHIMA | , ,

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