Zim Health Ministry Develops Impilo, A Patient Monitoring Tool
The Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in collaboration with partners has developed a patient registration, evaluation, tracking stock usage and aggregation tool dubbed Impilo in a bid to improve patient surveillance and management.
Briefing Journalists during a pots cabinet brief, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa said,”government appreciates that, in an increasingly globalised world where the threats of fast-spreading health diseases or disasters are ever-increasing, there is need for availability of real-time data to enable efficient and effective monitoring and decision-making.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Health and Child Care, with the support of partners has developed a comprehensive, health-centric and integrated national Electronic Health Record System called Impilo for patient registration, patient management and evaluation, patient tracking, stock usage and tracking, and data aggregation, validation and analysis.”
She added that Impilo would be deployed at 5 Central Hospitals, 7 Provincial Hospitals, 30 District Hospitals, and 384 Clinics across the country.
“It is pleasing to note that the Impilo Electronic Health Record System was developed by a 100% Zimbabwean technical team and licenced under the Ministry of Health and Child Care. The system supports health workers in following clinical protocols for priority health services.”
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has also partnered with the Global Fund through the United Nations Development Programme to launch and sustain a nationwide project for broadband connectivity in the country’s top 350 health facilities, based on patient volumes.
“The launch of the solar health project previously reported at the Twelfth Post-Cabinet Press Briefing will provide the back-up power to both the electronic health record system and the internet connectivity services.”
Source | Health Times
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