The BETTEReHEALTH Registry is an open, free and easy to access registry with information about eHealth solutions and eHealth policies in African countries. By collecting and sharing experiences related to the implementation of eHealth solutions and policies, we hope to: identifying best practices and lessons learned; preparing capacity-building for researchers; facilitating decision making for policy makers and implementers; helping countries to know which innovations exist.

Repositories for eHealth policies and solutions are paramount to the success of such processes as they can offer access to information and research that is crucial to a data-driven decision-making strategy. The registry data is being collected using desk research/review, in-person data collection and crowdsourcing. The data is also being checked for quality issues through a review process by the BETTEReHEALTH partners.

Go to the BETTEReHEALTH registry and contribute.

“Health services in developing countries can be improved by deploying robust eHealth systems; successful implementation of such systems will be possible through well-designed digital health implementation strategies. As the University of Gondar (UoG) is one of the most well-established research universities in Ethiopia, we joined this consortium in developing an effective e-health policy roadmap and implementation plan for East Africa and beyond. Our team who also led the development of Health Information exchange Standard and policy for the 55 member states of the African Union through Africa CDC, will work together with the country policymakers and partners to address the technical and policy factors towards implementing successful digital health technologies.”

Dr. Binyam Tilahun

Dr. Binyam Tilahun, VP for Research and Community Services of University of Gondar

BETTEReHEALTH Project Partner

“eHealth has the potential to positively influence the quality of care, and improve efficiency in a healthcare delivery service. In 2010 the Ministry of Health (MoH) Ghana, launched an eHealth strategy to chart a clear path for its adoption into the healthcare delivery system. The Ghana Health Service (GHS), the principal healthcare provider has since then, in lieu of this, implemented a number of policies aimed at improving healthcare delivery and access. However, significant human, technical and political factors have ethical relevance, and the potential of the country’s eHealth strategy cannot be fully realized without harmonizing these factors.

Despite the implementation efforts of e-Health in Ghana, there is much room for improvement with regards to its adoption and usage rates. This calls for an evaluation of the factors that affect an effective implementation process. The BETTEReHEALTH project plans to address the bottlenecks associated with an efficient implementation of eHealth technologies, by creating an open assess to eHealth policies and practices in four different African countries, namely: Ghana, Ethiopia, Tunisia and Malawi. This will create a network between them and their European counterparts, and thus help facilitate and develop a strategic roadmap for improving current eHealth services.”

Anthony Muyepa

Dr. Samuel Kaba Akoriyea, Director Institutional Care Division Ghana Health Service

BETTEReHEALTH Project Partner

Better eHealth is Better Health