National E-Health Forums
Overview and Purpose of the Qatar National E-Health and Data Management Strategy
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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.
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.
Links to key project stakeholders, and other health, education, and research institutes.