For Nigeria to achieve its goal of universal healthcare, Mr. Kunle Adesida, the Co-Founder of Cranium Integrated Solutions Limited, has urged stakeholders to digitize healthcare systems.
On Thursday, he decided that the Digital Health Summit was still going on.
He advised using hospital management software to enhance patient access to care and the provision of services.
He claims that the digitization of healthcare gives patients the chance to manage their health and assists hospital administrators in creating complete strategies.
He urged hospitals to collaborate with his group in the development of its recently released Cranium Hospital Management Software, which is intended to oversee all facets of hospital operations.
The primary advantages of adopting the Cranium Hospital Management Software, he continued, are “simple access to doctor’s data to generate diverse records, including classification based on demographic, gender, and age.”
It is especially helpful for outpatients, which improves continuity of care. Internet-based access also makes it easier to access such data remotely.
“Better drug monitoring and effectiveness research, which can reduce negative drug interactions while promoting prudent pharmaceutical use.
To achieve the nation’s goal of universal healthcare, “we are urging stakeholders to digitize the healthcare delivery system.”
Digital health is important because it links people to healthcare services at the appropriate moment and in a sustainable way, according to Dr. Toyin Lawal, Director of Nursing at UCLA Health in California, U.S.A.
According to her, advantages include increased medical education, lowered maternal and infant mortality rates, patient safety, and access to healthcare for those living in remote areas with little resources.
Data management is also possible, according to Lawal, who also claimed that having access to a smartphone would put one in control of their health.
She continued, “The adoption of digital health services is in alignment with the defined aims of healthcare and Sustainable Development Goal 3 of the United Nations.
“This is based on the belief that encouraging well-being for people of all ages and guaranteeing healthy lives are fundamental to sustainable development.”
No one should be denied healthcare services, according to Dr. Rowland Ojinmah, President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). He explained that this meant ensuring that everyone has access to high-quality care when they need it.
Ojinmah, who was represented by Dr. David Meshach, claimed that because Nigeria is a signatory to the WHO Universal Healthcare Target, the National Health Insurance Scheme was established in 2005.
The NMA president argued that partnering with the private sector and establishing an accountable mechanism to combat corruption would improve access to healthcare for all people.
The presentation of awards for excellence in healthcare service to the governors of the states of Lagos, Ekiti, Abia, Delta, and Edo was one of the event’s highlights.
The Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Delivery were also given to the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Dr. Raphael Akangbe, Dr. Adeolu Arogundade, and Prof. Chimezie Anyakora.