The Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZiMA) today brought together health practitioners across the country to discuss the state of digital health in the country at the Annual Scientific Congress which was running under the theme: ”Zimbabwean Expressions in Digital Health.”
Present were medical practitioners, representatives from the Ministry of Health and Child Care. Speaking at the congress held in the capital researcher, Dr. Gertjan van Stam said ”Digital health will change the nature of access to health and will also change the speed of information interaction. It will also provide interruptions while working changes in health practitioner’s skill set.”
During the symposium, most of the speakers were highlighting on how digital health or eHealth is in line with the sustainable development goals (SDG) which Zimbabwe along with other 192 countries is a signatory of.
ZiMA national spokesperson Dr. Chirisa alluded that there is a need for medical practitioners to embrace technology and in his statement he said;” So we want to embrace technology. So we were showcasing and giving platforms to people who have developed e-Health solutions that we can use them for the betterment of our practice. So that was a platform for solutions designed by Zimbabweans for Zimbabweans. We are ready to embrace that with our members as we move forward.”