Journal of Health & Medical Informatics

ISSN: 2157-7420

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Emeka Chukwu

Namek Solutions,
Garki, Area 11, Abuja

  • Research Article
    The Case for a Unique Digital Patient ID Scheme in Nigeria
    Author(s): Emeka ChukwuEmeka Chukwu

    Uniquely identifying patients in the health system has eluded the Nigerian health sector players. Digital health tools are being deployed to address different challenges in the Nigerian health system with little showing any sign of scale. Despite global interest in digital identity system and its potential to improve health outcome, little progress has been registered in Nigeria. Nigeria has a convoluted patient identity system at the time of writing with patient identity local to health facility and sometimes department. Functional Identification systems like civic registration of birth, election, and financial services, to mobile telephony identity schemes are variously in place in Nigeria. These functional identity systems were reviewed for size of enrolees, data quality, and possibility of use as health functional identity system. Health sector stakeholders have two options to add.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7420.1000267

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