Samoa's Ministry of Health had the opportunity to showcase their work in health information systems to Foreign Minister Penny Wong in June.
Tupaia, a data collection, aggregation, analysis and mapping tool, and Tamanu, a patient-level electronic medical records system, are developed by our partner Beyond Essential Systems (BES). When combined, the software applications offer innovative solutions to medical mapping and record keeping, which are already being implemented in Pacific island countries.
After several years of working together with BES on implementation of Tupaia, the Samoan Ministry of Health is now leading on the implementation of Tamanu with a strong core team in the Ministry taking the work forward.
The Samoa Ministry of Health team were excited to be able to brief the Foreign Minister personally. They were able to demonstrate the mapping functions and explain how training of healthcare workers was supporting service delivery on the ground.