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Directorate of Health Informatics

Dr Alice Mugisha (PHD – in Health Informatics)

A/C   Director

Welcome to the Directorate of Health Informatics

Health informatics (also called Health Information Systems) uses information technology to organize and analyze health records to improve healthcare outcomes. Health Informatics deals with the resources, devices and methods to utilize acquisition, storage, retrieval, and use of information in health and medicine.

Tools include medical terminology, information and communication systems and computer technology. Healthcare informatics provides electronic access to medical records for patients, doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, insurance companies and heath information technicians.

The Directorate Oversees the analysis, management and performance of health information data to aid patient care. Being a Health Informatics Directorate, it  monitors, designs, and implements latest softwares and technologies to keep process up to date and efficient in primary health care.

The crosscutting investments

  1. Health Informatics for Decision Making
  2. Strengthening Health Information Confidentiality and Security


  • Improving Health Information Systems through Data Standards.
  • Promoting State and international Integrated Information Systems.
  • Integrating Health and Human Services Information.
  • Forging Informatics Partnerships with the Private Sector and public sector key players to Improve Health Care Delivery System Data
  • Improving Information to Measure and Track Race Discrimination in Health Care
  • Enhancing Inter-Agency Health Risk Assessment and Outcomes Monitoring.