International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes including the analysis of the general health situation of population groups.
It is also of significant value in monitoring the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems hence providing evidence to reflect the general health situation of countries and their populations.
This was stated by Dr.HajahRahmahbinti Haji Mohd Said, Deputy Permanent Secretary Professional and Technical, Ministry of Health during the Opening Ceremony of the Training Workshop on ICD 10 Morbidity Coding yesterday.
Dr.HajahRahmah said with the introduction of the Brunei Darussalam Health Information Management System (Bru-HIMS) since 2012, it is an asset with great and unique potential in generating a very detail, timely and exclusive health information both at population as well individual patient level.
The four-day training workshop will be facilitated by Susan Mary Walker, a consultant from the School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
The training workshop was attended by 100 participants from various departments of the Ministry of Health. The training workshop aimed at improving morbidity coding and enhancing knowledge, skills and competencies of the participants.