Press Release

Introducing digital technologies for innovative solutions in healthcare management in Turkmenistan

20 September 2023

In a world of rapid advancements in technology, it is crucial for countries to leverage and scale up digital transformation for better health. The adoption of digital solutions has become pivotal in addressing challenges in healthcare management.

WHO’s Country Office in Turkmenistan launched a seminar on "Experience of the CIS countries in the digitalization of health-care systems: Introduction of digital technologies to address issues in health-care management", taking place from September 20–22. The event is organized with the financial support of the European Union.

The aim of the seminar is to foster innovation and promote best practices in leveraging digital technologies to enhance healthcare delivery and management. During the three-day seminar the experts from WHO/Europe and the WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Information and Digital Systems will be sharing their insights and expertise, providing valuable perspectives on the digitalization of healthcare systems.

The event brought together more than 70 participants, including specialists from the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, leading medical clinics of Ashgabat, Arkadag city and five velayats, the State Statistical Committee of Turkmenistan, Turkmenaragatnashyk and the Ministry of Adalat.

Over the course of the seminar the participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and presentations focused on the successful implementation of digital technologies in healthcare systems. Several key topics to be covered include digital healthcare practices in Armenia, Belarus and Uzbekistan, electronic medical document management, electronic health information exchange standards, artificial intelligence in healthcare, medical data processing technology and digital transformation of healthcare.

This seminar will serve as a platform for healthcare professionals and policymakers to exchange knowledge, network, and gain valuable insights into the digital transformation of the healthcare system.

Altynay Ishangulyyeva

UNV Communications Specialist

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