Health Information Manager’s Association of Nigeria(HIMAN) 1st International Health Information Management Conference for Africa

Posted on: Wed 25-06-2014

The Health Information Manager’s Association of Nigeria(HIMAN) and the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) are pleased to invite delegates from Africa and from around the world to attend this important conference for the Africa region To be held at the National Sickle Cell Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria - August 12th to 14th 2014
The conference theme is“Knowing It Better” – this is a concept and process-oriented information system in the healthcare industry, which involves the implementation and adoption of EHR and developing standard procedures for categorizing diseases for morbidity and mortality reporting. The result of the integration of EHR would address specific characteristics in the healthcare processes, increase the quality and effectiveness of medical services including shared semantics of healthcare domain concepts designed to strengthen communications amongst healthcare providers.
The programme will feature eminent speakers from WHO, IFHIMA and other HIM/HIT/HI organizationsand topics will include:
 Developing Human Resources for HIM Practice
 A vision for Better Health for Africa enabled by Electronic Health Records
 Improving the Quality of Health Information Systems in Africa
 WHO’s ICD 10 Training Initiative for Africa
 Ethical Issues Surrounding the Use of Health Information
 Prospects and Challenges of Telemedicine
The adoption of EHR creates great opportunities but there are lots of challenges yet to be resolved in order to build a reliable, secure, efficient and flexible platform. The success of EHR requires the combined efforts of government at all levels (Federal, State and Local Authorities including the Private Sector and Health Workers to ensure accessibility and workability. The conference is designed to support optimal use of health information in clinical practice. And it will also discuss emerging trends in the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and best practice in maximizing effectiveness in EHR adoption and usage.
The conference will be of 3 days duration and will commence with a short round of introductions by presenters and participants and there will be invited presentations and poster sessions during coffee breaks.
Don’t delay – reserve your place at this important event for Africa by completing the registration form attached and returning it ASAP to:
HIMAN President, Health Records Dept., LUTH, Lagos, Nigeria [email protected] 2348033453785
Kayode Adepoju, National Secretary 2348037123773