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National Policy on Health Information launched

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – The National Policy on Health Information developed by the Ministry of Health was launched on Thursday (06) at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) under the patronage of Health Secretary Janaka Sugathadasa.

This National Policy was developed to streamline the information management and increase the utilisation of information for decision making, with the participation of many stakeholders including Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructures, Department of Census and Statistics, Registrar Generals Department, World Health Organisation (WHO), World Bank (WB), and other funding agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

The policy, which provides directions under thematic areas such as Health Information Related Sources, Indicators and Data Elements, Data and Information Management, Data/Information Security, Client Privacy, Confidentiality and Ethics, and eHealth and Innovations, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on January 03, 2017.

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