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Dr. Atwine Roots for Automation in Healthcare

"Solutions of our health system will be solved by a much needed smarter process, and therefore this system is not optional," she added.
posted onSeptember 14, 2021
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The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Dr. Diana Atwine on Monday met the team from Integrated Intelligent Computer System(IICS for a briefing on the progress of the implementation of the automative intergrated Health Monitoring System (iHMIS).

The system has so far been installed in 10 regional referral hospitals and is set to automate 66 more health facilities this year. 

The system monitors timely interface with hospital administrators and other users, tracks attendance, monitors drug stocks and patient-doctor consultation time, and alerts the hospital Management on key issues as the expiry of drugs or requisition of new stock while enforcing accountability, among others. 

During the meeting, Dr. Atwine cautioned on low user-ability and adaptability by some of the hospital administrators who she said, must adapt to digital change without fail.

"Solutions of our health system will be solved by a much needed smarter process, and therefore this system is not optional," she added.

Led by the Principal Investigator Dr. Silver Kiyimba, the team demonstrated hospital teams that had adapted digital usage.  

Last week, 22 young scientists were sent to the field to retrain hospital administrators and staff on effective usage of the system.

"Help me transform the sector. This is my dream, this is the dream of our country, to have better services for all. We must therefore put a new performance target with evidence-based tangible results," she added. 

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