Establishing the State of Practice about Data Standards in Monitoring Healthcare Interventions for HIV in Uganda’s EMR-based Health Information Systems

Achilles Kiwanuka, Moses Bagyendera, Joseph Wamema, Andrew Alunyu, Mercy Amiyo, Andrew Kambugu, Josephine Nabukenya

Abstract

Electronic Health Information Systems (EHIS) in Uganda are characterised by inaccessibility to reliable, timely and integrated data for effectively monitoring and tracking continuity of care for people living with HIV, exacerbated by disparate, fragmented EHIS in varying health system levels that are not interoperable and lack common data standards. In order for data to be comparable, there has to be uniformity in terms of standards that are employed in a uniform manner in all data management processes. In this study, we established the state of current practice regarding data and interoperability standards in monitoring and evaluating healthcare interventions for HIV in Uganda’s EMR-based health information systems. The study findings indicate that there are scanty practices and/or implementation of the eHealth standards (data and interoperability), and limited to noncompliance of monitoring these standards in the implementation of the HIV healthcare interventions. Accordingly, our study recommendations point to the need of designing data and interoperability frameworks to provide for the specific set of standards, protocols, procedures, best practices and policies for eHealth standardisation in Uganda’s health system.

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Kiwanuka A., Bagyendera M., Wamema J., Alunyu A., Amiyo M., Kambugu A. and Nabukenya J. (2021). Establishing the State of Practice about Data Standards in Monitoring Healthcare Interventions for HIV in Uganda’s EMR-based Health Information Systems.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-490-9, pages 200-211. DOI: 10.5220/0010264302000211


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf21,
author={Achilles Kiwanuka and Moses Bagyendera and Joseph Wamema and Andrew Alunyu and Mercy Amiyo and Andrew Kambugu and Josephine Nabukenya},
title={Establishing the State of Practice about Data Standards in Monitoring Healthcare Interventions for HIV in Uganda’s EMR-based Health Information Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,},
year={2021},
pages={200-211},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010264302000211},
isbn={978-989-758-490-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: HEALTHINF,
TI - Establishing the State of Practice about Data Standards in Monitoring Healthcare Interventions for HIV in Uganda’s EMR-based Health Information Systems
SN - 978-989-758-490-9
AU - Kiwanuka A.
AU - Bagyendera M.
AU - Wamema J.
AU - Alunyu A.
AU - Amiyo M.
AU - Kambugu A.
AU - Nabukenya J.
PY - 2021
SP - 200
EP - 211
DO - 10.5220/0010264302000211