Standards and Guidelines for EMR Systems


The mandate of the Ministries of Health is the provision of quality health services, promotion of equity in access, financial risk protection and overall governance and stewardship of the health sector. To execute this mandate there is an absolute need for information to guide policy making, intervention options, programming and effective management of health facilities and health districts. 

Over the years harnessing of this information has been a challenge both in the public and private subsectors. This has partly been due to the weak health information infrastructure, a poor information culture that does not spur demand for information, multiple and parallel information systems, a thin and stretched human resource to support data collection, transformation, presentation and archiving among others.


Ministry of Health and Sanitation

Date Published:

June 27, 2016