The Ministry of Public Health in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan can see eHealth as an enabling tool for meeting the 'grand challenges' of European health delivery systems. In this strategic plan an integrated Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Clinic Management System (CMS) is outlined as a key feature. It has been developed by GPs for GPs, complete with healthcare message exchange and appropriate healthcare terminology / vocabulary. The plan also cites the development electronic transfer of a prescriptions, a unique identifier for patients, Hospital and Health Unit Management Systems, a Health Contact Centre and mHealth as immediate priorities.
Date of publication: 2012
*Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health