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    National Policy on Health Information launched

    July 07, 2017

    The National Policy on Health Information developed by the Ministry of Health was launched yesterday (6th July) at BMICH under the patronage of Health Secretary Janaka Sugathadasa.

    This National Policy was developed to streamline the information management and increase the utilization 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, WHO, WB, and other funding agencies and 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 3rd January 2017.

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