Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have a significant potential in improving lives of people – empowering people to better track, manage, and improve their own and their family’s health, live better, more productive lives, and thus improving the society. The Digital Health Programme of ICTA aimed to create a Digital Health Echo System in the country, introducing Electronic Health Records in government health care service and creating an enabling environment for private sector, health care professionals, academia and all other stakeholders to effectively engage in implementing digital health across the country. The programme intervention include:
- Increasing patient engagement in self-care;
- Closing communication gaps that have contributed to suboptimal treatment and patient experiences;
- Identifying and tailoring services to meet the common needs of discrete patient populations;
- Building new care models that enable consumers to get care in the most convenient, cost-effective ways; and
- Improving decision-making by health care consumers and providers.