BLN Webinar: Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry – The Ghana Health Service Experience
Aug 1, 2017
The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch this month’s webinar entitled “Identifying and Addressing Challenges in Deploying an Electronic Registry: The Ghana Health Service Experience.”
Introducing electronic registries (e-registries) in sub-Saharan Africa where internet connectivity and electricity are not always reliable, come with a lot of challenges, including errors and compromised data quality. In this webinar, the presenter shares how the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has developed an e-registry within the District Health Information Management System 2 (DHIMS2 e-Tracker) to collect, manage and analyze transactional case-based records at the community level for maternal and child health as well as TB management services. The presenter shares lessons learned from the deployment of the DHIMS2 e-Tracker in 86 health facilities in four districts of the central region in Ghana whose objective was to document and address challenges encountered by community health staff in initiating electronic registries in a developing world context.
This presentation should be of interest to Data Management Specialists, EPI Managers, Health Management Information System (HMIS) Specialists and primary health care specialists committed to improving data management systems.
If you missed the virtual event, you can now watch the recorded webinar.
PRESENTER: DOMINIC KWABENA ATWEAM
Dominic Kwabena Atweam has over 17 years of experience in Health Information Systems and e-Health implementation. He is currently working with the Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) as Innovation and Technology lead for the implementation of the GHS Information Exchange. He also oversees the development, deployment and the implementation of District Health Information Management Systems (DHIMS2) in all 216 districts in Ghana built on the DHIS2 platform.
Mr Atweam is spearheading the deployment of the DHIMS2 e-Tracker, a client-based individual records system for Maternal and Child Health Services including immunization and growth promotion, TB client screening, care and treatment tracking; early infant diagnosis tracking and HIV/ART for all ART centers in Ghana. He is the focal person for the Global Fund against HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) 2017 data strengthening support for Ghana. He is the technical lead for the Ghana Health Service, working to improve and digitize Ghana civil registration and vital statistics on birth and death data. Additionally, Mr. Atweam is Technical Advisor on the GHS e-Health systems interoperability with the DHIMS2.
MODERATOR: MS. CATHERINE MUYAWALA
Catherine Muyawala, the BLN Community Coordinator, is a knowledge management specialist with over 20 years of experience in information management and dissemination. She has held various knowledge management-related portfolios in diverse sectors including public health where she championed the use of m-Health solutions for Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) in sexual and reproductive health among adolescents. During the course of her career she acquired diverse skills that have culminated into coordinating both social communication and strategic information programs, events management, communities of practice facilitation among multi-sectoral and multi-cultural stakeholders. Catherine holds a BA in Library and Information Science and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).