Ethiopia: Digitizing Health Sector Pivotal to Catalyze Systemic Change, Ensure Inclusivity

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The digitization of the health sector holds immense potential to catalyze systemic change while ensuring inclusivity for the rural population, Health Minister Lia Tadesse said.

In her opening remark at the workshop on “Making Responsible Digital Payments Work for Ethiopia’s Health Sector”, Lia said that the digital technologies are reshaping discovery, development, and delivery of health products and services ultimately paving the way for affordable, accessible and ubiquitous healthcare.

“The integration of electronic and medical records, computerized clinical decision support systems, and telemedicine and mobile health has already demonstrated the power to strengthen healthcare systems,” she added.

According to her, the Digital Health Blueprint (DHBp) guides and supports the ministry of health, regions, partners and the private sector in implementing digital health over the next decade.

Minister Lia noted “the DHBp, aligned with the Digital Ethiopia 2025 Strategy and Health…

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