In Myanmar, there are many challenges to having a strong workforce for health informatics. There are few clinicians or policymakers who are aware of the importance of information technology in healthcare. Most are unaware of how to improve the healthcare quality which can have a better health outcome in the long term.
One challenge is the lack of collaboration and coordination with the different stakeholders. Actually we do have some experts in the health informatics field who are working separately in different organizations. But the situation is not favored to collaborate and working closely with each other. Next challenge is the education training for health informaticians which my colleague, Ko Aung Thura has discussed. That’s why we are here to learn the necessary skills and knowledge. This kind of program plays a vital role in emerging the professionals to overcome the health problems. And lastly, we also need to harmonize the inequities in healthcare access and digital literacy to address the challenges.