Development of a telemedicine workstation

The projects uses Telemedicine technology to deliver healthcare at a distances from the tertiary and secondary health facilities to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

Innovation Summary

Innovation Overview

We identified the problem of the high mortality rate in Nigeria, coupled with the logistical issue of the large size of our country (twice the size of California.) Through engaging stakeholders and health workforce in the Northeast, we developed a plan to have an integrated telemedicine / electronic healthcare records (EHR) system development of telemedicine / EHR software application installation of the application in a central web server with appropriate securities.

We mapped out all the participating health facilities into the telemedicine system. We trained  end-users including health workers and public health officers, and created a Northeast Telemedicine Center to function from the hosted server.

The project benefits stakeholders in the Northeast and Nigeria, including rapid improvement of the quality and availability of health care services at local level across the region, improvement of medical practice standards and procedures, diffusion of medical capacity/expertise/technology, and an increase in life expectancy and health coverage across the region.

Through our efforts, we hope to achieve components of the National Health ICT Strategic Framework of increased public awareness on potentials of telemedicine in health Better health research possibilities in Nigeria.

Innovation Description

Innovation Development

Innovation Reflections

  1. Hello,

    My name is a Jon and I’m a student at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Myself, along with other students in my class, have been working on a project regarding EHR softwares in developing nations and recently came across your project in Nigeria which we found fascinating and very impactful. We would love the opportunity to chat and hear more about this project, as well as discuss any potential overlap with what we are working on and if we could benefit from each other. Would love to hear back from you so we can set up a time to talk!

    Thanks in advance,
    Jon

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Year: 2015
Level of government: National/Federal government

Status:

  • Developing Proposals - turning ideas into business cases that can be assessed and acted on

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