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National Digital Health Strategy for South Africa 2019-2024

Republic of South Africa Department of Health Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans South Africa 1 January 2019 Policy document

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The National Digital Health Strategy for South Africa, 2019 - 2024 will strengthen digital health governance structures, create robust integrated platforms for development of information systems and establish the requisite broadband network infrastructure in conjunction with other government departments.
At the heart of the strategy is the vision of ‘Better Health for all South Africans enabled by person-centred Digital Health’. The strategy will benefit patients seeking access to healthcare services, healthcare workers to provide better services, and health systems managers to fulfil their role, empowering all citizens to better navigate their personal health journeys using digital technologies.
The strategy is underpinned by five strategic principles of a person-centred focus, expanded access, innovation for sustainable impact, digital health workforce for economic development and a whole-of-government approach.
The strategy proposes nine strategic interventions to be achieved by 2024.


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