July 31, 2012

Ridgefield clinical informatics firm to aid Rwanda health effort

Ridgefield clinical informatics firm Apelon Inc. said it has been chosen to assist the development and implementation of an electronic health enterprise system in Rwanda to help improve prenatal care in that African state.

Apelon will be providing its products and consulting expertise in terminology and data standardization in support of the Rwanda Health Enterprise Architecture (RHEA) project. The goal of the effort is to work to improve the quality, timeliness, and use of data toward the achievement of better obstetric health outcomes in Rwanda.

South Africa's Jembi Health Systems NPC is leading the RHEA project and chose Apelon to support their work. Jembi is an African not-for-profit organization working to advance global health by developing and implementing sustainable information systems, growing partnerships, and building local capacity in developing countries.

Apelon said it has been involved in several HIE projects, routinely consulting with international companies and organizations to ensure the interoperability of electronic records to enable physicians and other clinical users to reliably use and exchange healthcare data.

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