Published: 11 September 2012
The General Hospital Ampara Initiate digital hospital project to smoothly transform key hospital operations to a digital system since 2015. All the records in the paper format were saved as Electronic medical record (EMR). We registered first patient on April 2016 with this system. we are the first digital general hospital in the island to connect all hospital operations (OPD,Clinics and Wards) to a digital system
All the patients are given Patient card with name, Personal Health Number (PHN) and barcode. The users (Doctors,Nurses,Laboratory technicians, Radiographers etc) are given laptop computers with barcode scanners .All the departments are connected to the digital system.
There are three patient registration counters, they register new clients.
There are 148000 patients in the Database at the moment.
Key specific feature of our project is very low cost and design and maintenance by hospital own staff.
Benefits Of Digital health Project
Reduced record keeping expenses
More accurate data
No poor handwriting problems
Automated sharing among patients and provider
Empower the patient to manage their own health - via Internet information and decision support tools
Avoidance of duplicating tests
Automatic summarisation/graphical displays of context-relevant information to the physician
Decision Support Tools -> Improved decisions
Remote access to data - e.g. ill while travelling
Ability to mine large record databases
Research- causes of disease
Assess effectiveness of treatment programmes/drugs
Monitor outbreaks of diseases
Easier to conduct clinical trials and rapidly incorporate research results in decision support tools
To improve quality, safety, efficiency and patient centeredness in service delivery of General Hospital Ampara using Information and Communication Technology.
- To increase the Electronic Medical Records coverage of the General hospital Ampara up to 100% from the total patients who access the health services.
- To ensure availability of updated, accurate information for patient care and planning of health services.
- To improve quality and efficiency in service delivery, governance, accountability and effective use of resources of the hospital.
- To improve the capacity of health authorities to detect emerging and re-emerging diseases and take necessary preventive actions.
E – health projects and plans
1.Implimentation of Hospital health information management system (HHIMS) to OPD .
2.Que management system to OPD & Clinics and integration to HHIMS
3.Implimentation of Laboratory information management system (LIMS)
4.Implementation of HHIMS at Clinics
6.Instalation of Hospital health information Kiosk
7.Implimentation of HHIMS to Wards and special units