Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Primary care
- Secondary/tertiary care
SummaryeHealth Systems Africa focuses on improving healthcare in Northern Nigeria by creating effective ways to implement reliable health information management systems.
eHealth utilizes appropriate technology to design, implement and manage health projects.
Key program components
eHealth Nigeria has developed electronic health (eHealth) solutions that can be rapidly deployed to manage patient information, streamline clinical procedures, and provide data and analysis on health program outcomes. This organization provides health management information system to hospitals and private health clinics in both urban and rural parts of Nigeria. They implement an electronic medical records system using the OpenMRS platform. This system provides access to the first patient-based health indicators in Nigeria (as opposed to previously error-prone aggregate data).
Compared with other health management information systems, eHealth Nigeria focuses specifically on providing solutions and services that can function in areas that have little to no power, a dusty, hot, and humid environment and can be run by health care workers with limited technical knowledge The three-month process pilot process of eHealth's information system resulted in electronic forms for all clinical areas, greatly reduced data duplication and a monthly reporting process that takes minutes instead of days.
In addition to providing new technology, eHealth has six major active projects. For example, eHealth Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN), in the design, development, and deployment of a Clinical Information System, based-on OpenMRS, for 27 health facilities in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Similarly, in January 2011, eHealth Nigeria developed the mCBS platform, based on RapidSMS. The mCBS platform collects SMS reports from traditional birth attendants, community health extension workers, and community midwives, about vital events related to maternal and newborn health. Vital events reports are forwarded to a community response team of health professionals based at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital in Zaria, Nigeria for emergency response and follow-up care.
eHealth is based in Kano, Nigeria and Santa Ana, CA.
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