The challenges of making health services accessible for all citizens and meeting the millennium development goal of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health by 2015 has engendered the need to employ innovation. The ICT has been identified as a driver to facilitate this unitive aimed at extending health services for all through an e-health project.
The e-Health Solution is a comprehensive enterprise level Hospital Information Management System (HIS), Centralized electronic Medical Records System, Radiology Information System/Picture Archiving and Communication System (RIS/PAC) for managing the automation needs of every segment in the healthcare environment. The modules are broadly divided into Front Office, Clinical, Back Office and additional modules and interfaces that are targeted at increasing overall efficiency and effective healthcare delivery.
Some of the expected deliverables of this e-Health Project are the provision of:
- Wide Area Network connectivity, Local Area Network cabling, deployment of IT equipment,
- Tele medicine solution,
- Hospital Information Management System (HIS).
HIS is capable of both retrieving and disseminating patient-specific data (clinical and financial) across the entire health enterprise. The main features of HIS include modular Structure, Integrated Design, Multi-Level Security, Easy customization & GUI Based (Graphical User Interface).
RIS-PACS: RIS-PACS is a complete Web based, enterprise class, Picture Archival & Communication System, offering a comprehensive and fully integrated solution for digital imaging and information systems for the enterprise class hospital.
CURRENT IMPLEMENTATION STATUS
- Distribution of over 150 Desktop computers to the 3 pilot Hospitals (Korle-Bu, Wa Regional Office and Zebilla District Hospital)
- Basic ICT Training conducted for 337 medical staff
- Champion user training for e-Health solution started in June 2014 and expected to end in July 2014 for Korle-Bu Hospital
- Provision of WLANs for Wa Regional Hospital and Zebilla District Hospital has been completed.