Develop Healthcare Services and Automate the Healthcare Sector Through Electronic Linkages (JO0052)
Action Plan: Jordan Third National Action Plan 2016-2018
Action Plan Cycle: 2016
Lead Institution: Ministry of Health
Support Institution(s): NA
Policy AreasCapacity Building, E-Government, Health, Infrastructure & Transport, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery, Science & Technology
Status quo or problem addressed by the commitment: The Ministry of Health hospitals lack an automated information system and integrated applications which would strengthen the level of health services provided to citizens, improve the performance of hospitals and control its expenditures. Despite the large number of citizens who receive services at these hospitals, they still lack the electronic interconnectivity which minimize their ability to provide speedy and quality services. Main objective: Strengthen the infrastructure of Ministry of Health public hospitals to increase their ability to provide health services to citizens by connecting such hospitals with information systems and with other medical centers. Brief description of commitment: Provide the internet connection infrastructure needed to connect the Ministry of Health hospitals and other national health and medical centers. OGP challenge addressed by the commitment: Improve the sum of health services provided to citizens and improve access to information. Relevance: This commitment intersects first with the public’s right to access information related to medical and health services in Jordan to raise the level and quality of such services. Users of the health care system include patients and medical staff. This commitment also intersects with strengthening the use of technology and innovation to increase the size and types of health services provided by public hospitals. Ambition: Strengthen the Jordanian Government’s actions to develop a comprehensive national health information system.