A Hospital assistance system for the Centre Hospitalo Universitaire de Kamenge In Bujumbura- Burundi
Sindayikengera, Lily Jorelle
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Health is a very important sector of a country. In Burundi, the health sector has been paralyzed by so many factors over the years like civil wars, lack of enough resources, etc. The Centre Hospitalo Universitaire de Kamenge, one of the most known and ancient public hospitals in Burundi, also suffers from the lack of resources and therefore the services offered by CHUK are not fast and efficient. But in everything that might be affecting CHUK, the major issue that is going to be sorted out through this project concerns medical files which are still physical and usually lack all the necessary information that the ministry of health needs during the different controls done. The other problem that CHUK presents is the schedules of the specialist doctors that work which makes patients face problems of lacking doctors due to lack of necessary and enough information. Despite the fact that CHUK already has an Open Clinic as a Health Information System which is not used as its best. Open clinic is mainly used in registering patients at the Emergency Care Unit, it generates a unique ID to every patient which they will use to get the different hospital services. This is very unfortunate because Open Clinic is a broad system that covers the following departments: Administration, finances, clinical, laboratory, Xray, pharmacy, meals distribution and other data. The Information system that will be developed will therefore allow CHUK to have a system that does more than just registering patients at the ECU but also allows doctors, laboratory assistants and Pharmacists to update the electronic medical file that would be created at the ECU. The hospital direction will therefore be able to keep a record of their patients’ medical files electronically so that in case of any health ministry control; every data needed is able to be traced back. Finally, the Information System from the project will allow the direction of CHUK to create a schedule for doctors and communicate it efficiently to the patients so that they can get the needed doctor at the exact needed time. This will improve very much on the quality and efficiency of the services provided by the CHUK.