In close partnership with ICAP, Esigodini District Hospital in Zimbabwe has completed a digital overhaul of their patient data systems and processes through the introduction of a electronic health records. The initiative makes paper registers and records obsolete and ensures easy access to patient data for health providers at the rural hospital.
“[U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Thomas Hastings] was met by Acting District Medical Officer, Dr Cleophas Makonese, who explained how [electronic health records or E-HR) were useful in capturing patient’s data.
‘Once names are entered, once (sic) can be assured we will have all information pertaining to them. We can see the procedures done before and tests so we just continue the management of a patient from where one was left. Patients can still carry their personal health cards for their benefit but for us, that information is stored in the E-HR,’ he said.”