On January 30th 2018 Ag Principal of UR-CMHS Dr. Jeanne Kagwiza officially opened a training of trainers in Electronic Health Records use and Management. The course is designed by the Regional Centre of excellence for Biomedical Engineering and e-Health (CEBE) for easy adoption and use of IT in health care service delivery.
In her opening remarks, Dr Jeanne Kagwiza stressed the importance of using information and communication technologies (ICT) to provide and support healthcare service delivery. She also mentioned that the training will ensure that trainees will be equipped with needed skills that will enable them to support the integration of e-health in health care systems in Rwanda and the region.
The Principal with participants discussing the importance of good services at their workstations
“It’s a great honor for University of Rwanda to host this life changing training. We believe that e-health has the potential to improve healthcare systems. Yet, only with capacity building can e-health reach its full potential”
According to Dr. David Tumusiime who is coordinating the CEBE program will mainly focus on training health facility end users on the use and management of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) as well as equipping participants with necessary skills that will help them train others.
“After the training we expect to make the use of IT in health care service delivery a reality. We also expect to have a paper published on the model and approach to develop teaching resources for e-health end users” said Dr Tumusiime.
The training course in Electronic Health Records use and Management will be given to more than 200 participants from all Districts in Rwanda. Participants will include District Hospital Medical Doctors, Health Centre Managers, Health Centre Data Managers and nurses.
A participant explaining her expectations from the training
The University of Rwanda is hosting on behalf of Government of Rwanda the Regional Center of excellence for Biomedical Engineering and e-Health (CEBE). The mission of the eHealth program component within CEBE is: To establish leadership in developing the ICT capacity and solutions that Rwanda and the region needs, uses, and relies on for service delivery and management.”
Story by Eric Mugisha
Published by UR Communication Department