Dr. Matthew Valentine and Olivier Karasira present "SNOMED CT in the African Community"
To date, SNOMED CT has generally been used in only developed countries. But the benefits that SNOMED CT can bring to healthcare in Africa are immense. Without the burden of entrenched legacy systems, SNOMED CT can empower a range of users, from patients, to care workers, to clinicians, to public health, all in order to deliver better care and better use of scarce resources. In this webinar we will show how a modular, flexible system based on SNOMED CT and FHIR that was developed initially for Allied Health in New Zealand is being adapted and applied for Community Health in Rwanda.
About Matthew Valentine MD, FACEM, FACEP, PGradDip HlthSci (Clinical Informatics)
Co-Founder & Chief Medical Information Officer, Cure8Health
Clinical Director for Informatics Bay of Plenty District Health Board.
Matthew is a residency-trained Emergency Medicine specialist from the US. He has lived and worked clinically in New Zealand since 2008. He has an interest in rural medicine and ensuring that all people, regardless of where they live, get high quality care when and where they need it. This has driven his interest in clinical informatics, and the ways technology can empower people and help support the delivery of quality care. This desire motivates not only his clinical work, but led him to co-found Cure8Health
and join forces with The Sovereignty Network
About Olivier Karasira
Project Implementation Lead for Rwanda and Data Champion Lead, The Sovereignty Network
Olivier leads the Sovereignty Network's project implementation on the ground in his native Rwanda. He is also the first Data Champion to join The Sovereignty Network™ in Africa. For his efforts, Karasira won the People’s Choice award in the Patient Innovation Track at the HL7™/ FHIR™ DevDays Conference in June 2020. FHIR™ is the de facto global standard for exchanging healthcare information electronically. His story started when he assisted in developing an educational platform in Africa able to generate real-time data for students’ behavior, cognitive load, and health analytics.