Nigeria: Lagos to host 1st Nigeria e-health summit
Lagos State is expected to host the first Nigeria e-health summit slated f for 12th of September, 2013 at the Eko Hotel, Lagos.Health Minister, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu and his Communication counterpart, Mrs. Omobola Johnson are expected to declare the summit open.Other notable participants at the summit are Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Dr Jide Idris and his counterpart from Ogun and Oyo states respectively.
The summit is to be organized by AAJIMATICS and its partners Global Health Project & Resources and the Anadach Group.
The summit with the theme " Understanding Current E-Health Ecosystem in Nigeria and the Role of the Private Sector in Harnessing Potential Opportunities to improve health for all Nigerians" has as objectives, to Improve understanding of current e-Health ecosystem in health care in Nigeria – from government and private sector perspectives; Identify key opportunities and constraints in leveraging technology to improve health care delivery in the country and to Facilitate discussions around the development of a Private Sector led e-Health for the Country.
Topics like International Experience on E-health Policy Development and role of private sector; Current State of Play: E-Health in Nigeria – Different Perspectives; Opportunities and Challenges for the Private Health Sector; Expanding health insurance coverage: Leveraging IT in the NHIS
According to Mr. Adekunle Ajiboye, CEO Aajimatics, the essence of the summit is to develop and maintain a spirit of cooperation and communication among healthcare professionals and institutions, with the primary goal of improving healthcare practices in medical standards and patient care by promoting excellence, professional ethical behaviour through the creation of comprehensive environments that support organizations in the continuous investments in people and technology to meet the challenges of tomorrow in urban and rural healthcare delivery.