Ministry of Health Launches Digitilisation of Services Project

The Ministry of Health has launched the “TsogoJwame, #GoDigitalHealth” program.  The project is intended to harmonize the management of all digitalization initiatives, improve interoperability and sharing of information across the health sector with the aim of delivering better patient experiences. 

When officially launching the project recently, the Acting Minister of Health Hon. Sethomo Lelatisitswe mentioned that the African Union (AU) has committed to help member states digitalize their services by 2030. Hon. Lelatisitswe highlighted that the African Union Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa (2020-2030) aims to harness digital technologies and innovation to transform African societies and economies to break the world digital divide. 

According to Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Dr Onalenna Seitio-Kgokgwe who is the Project Lead, named the Electronic Medical Record, Master Facility List, Health Information Exchange and IHRIS as programs that are already running under the Digitalisation Project. The Electronic Medical Record is being piloted at Mafitlhakgosi, Hukuntsi, Letlhakane and Jwaneng Clinics, and will replace the paper-based medical card.

Telemedicine, Teleradiography, Connected Ambulance and Drones for Health will be rolled out as the project unfolds.

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