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National E-Health Forums

National E-Health Forums

Publication Date:
26/04/15 2:21 PM
Category:
Press Release, Latest Development
Department Grouping:
Integrated System of HealthcareIntegrated System of Healthcare
Department:
Healthcare Data Program, E-Health Establishement
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E-Health forum pamphlet

Click here to download the Provider Forum Pamphlet
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here to download the Vendor Forum Pamphlet

The Supreme Council of Health will hold the first National E-Health Private Sector Forums, on 5th May 2015 for private healthcare providers, and on 6th May 2015 for consultancies and IT vendors.

These Forums will provide an opportunity for the private sector to learn about the plan for E-Health in Qatar, including how private companies will be involved in the E-Health ecosystem. The ecosystem is being designed to enhance the patient journey and provide a single collection point for patient information.

Today, the patient is mostly burdened with the task of coordinating interactions between providers and stakeholders to ensure the continuity of their own care. The information is fragmented, leading to the duplication of medical tests and redundant efforts, and this can impact negatively on the quality of patient care and overall patient experience.

The E-Health Establishment project will tackle today’s challenges by producing a personal health record for each patient, integrating information from all providers, and from patients themselves. Patients will be able to access and contribute to their own personal health record.

The development of this E-Health ecosystem is being developed through the Qatar National E-Health and Data Management Strategy, which is comprised of two inter-linked National Health Strategy projects: E-Health Establishment and Healthcare Data Management. Together these projects will advance patient empowerment and support better coordination of healthcare across Qatar through the use of information and technology.

The Supreme Council of Health formally commenced this work in January 2015 and the first major milestone will be the production of the Strategy. The Supreme Council of Health is taking a collaborative approach to developing this strategy, including consultations with public and private healthcare providers, and in due course with members of the public, to ensure their needs and views are fully considered.

These two Forums will provide an overview of the Strategy and its vision, mission and guiding principles, as approved by His Excellency Mr Abdulla bin Khalid Al Qahtani, the Minister of Public Health. The Strategy Team will also present the milestones achieved so far, the overall timelines, including for future engagements with the private sector. High interest in the project and forums is anticipated. It will be held in the auditorium in the Supreme Council of Health building.

Overview and Purpose of the Qatar National E-Health and Data Management Strategy

The Qatar E- Health system is currently composed of multiple data repositories with little or no interconnection, and healthcare organizations frequently replicate information. This can result in complex or discontinued care management across providers and other stakeholders.

Today, the patient is mostly burdened with the task of coordinating interactions between providers and stakeholders to ensure the continuity of their own care. The information is fragmented, leading to the duplication of medical tests, redundant efforts, and negatively impacting the quality of patient care and overall patient experience.

The E-Health Establishment project will tackle today’s challenges by producing a personal health record for each patient, integrating information from all providers, and from patients themselves. Patients will be able to access and contribute to their personal health record, for example, in uploading data from personal fitness devices. This data will be available to health providers, with permission from the patient. The personal health record will also enable the sharing of tests, diagnostic reports and prescriptions, to help support more coordinated patient care.

The Healthcare Data Management project will support E-Health by designing a framework that ensures the confidential and secure collection, use and sharing of sensitive and private patient health information across organizations in the delivery of healthcare. The framework will also identify possible information security threats and vulnerability points in order to prevent unauthorised access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording or destruction of sensitive and confidential patient health information.

The ultimate goal is to support the transformation of healthcare in the State of Qatar into a world-class integrated, patient-centric healthcare system, which provides a seamless, quality and safe experience for patients and their families.

About the NHS
The NHS is a practical, implementable strategy to transform health prevention and care in Qatar towards reaching the ultimate goal of a healthy population. The National Health Strategy comprises 35 active projects (and six closed) and associated implementation plans, to achieve the human development goal of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

The NHS is one of Qatar’s 14 national development strategies. It is a strategy for reform with far-reaching and fundamental changes across Qatar’s entire healthcare system. The NHS program management office at the SCH is responsible for guiding, monitoring and reporting on the progress of the NHS.

As the National Health Strategy Program 2011-2016 draws to a close, project information is currently being updated and will be available in the coming weeks.

For enquiries please contact the Program Management Office at the Ministry of Public Health.

Key Partners

  • Ministry of Public Health [MoPH]
  • Hamad Medical Corporation [HMC]
  • Primary Health Care Corporation [PHCC]
  • Sidra Medical and Research Centre [Sidra]

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