Monday, September 21, 2015

RSVP: 4th Accra Tech Salon - How can ICT facilitate better health care delivery?

RSVP now to join the next Technology Salon

September 29th Accra Salon – RSVP

The advancement and availability of new digital technology tools have transformed many aspects of the society including the health sector. These changes are reflected in the way healthcare delivery services are offered around the globe.
In Ghana, the role of new digital technology tools in the health sector are now gaining roots with the emergence of mobile health systems, electronic data management and electronic healthcare medicine in some major hospitals. However, the majority of clinics depend on manual ways for data collection and other healthcare administration. This has made healthcare delivery in Ghana strenuous, expensive and inaccessible to most people especially the poor.
Currently some patients keep their hospital folders at home because the hospitals do not have space to store them. What becomes of their medical records if these folders get missing or destroyed? ICT can transform the health sector by employing the use of a central database or a cloud service that will house all the records of patients.
Please RSVP now to join the next Technology Salon Accra where we will explore questions like
  • How can Ghana achieve a complete healthcare reform with ICT?
  • What are the prospects of mobile health technology in Ghana’s healthcare system?
  • What are the challenges in improving access to and management of health information?
  • How can ICT help reduce maternal and child mortality?
  • What health portals and ICT-based tools can assist in disease prevention, treatment and health monitoring?
RSVP to join us and be part of the experience to explore how healthcare delivery can improve with ICT. Tguide our discussions and lead the way forward are three key thought leaders;
-Ernest Gavor, Moja App Developer
-Samuel Quarshie, head of ICT, Ghana Health Service (GHS) and an expert in eHealth
-Harriet Nottinson, representative from Ghana Coalition of Ngo’s in health

Please RSVP now to join them and your esteemed peers at the next Technology Salon Accra. We’ll have hot coffee and catered breakfast treat for a morning rush. Seating however, is limited. Once we reach our 35-person capacity, there will be a waiting list!
4th Technology Salon - Accra
24th September, 2015
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
New Media Hub at Penplusbytes
No.1 Ostwe Close, Ako Adjei, Osu,
Accra, Ghana (map)

RSVP is required
About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salon™ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:

  • Technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • Private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.

Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 35 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged.

It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!

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