Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says government is revolutionalizing the state of healthcare delivery in Ghana.
According to him, the record-keeping framework at health facilities across the country has been digitised for effective administration.
As part of the plan, “all teaching hospitals and all regional hospitals have been connected and can talk to each other,” on a unified digital server.
He made this known at a public lecture on Ghana’s digital economy and how the government has used Information Communication Technology (ICT) to achieve many milestones, addressing social and economic issues.
The lecture, which happened at Ashesi University, was on the topic “Using digitisation to transform an economy – The Ghana story”.
Addressing the gathering on Tuesday, November 2, the Vice President explained that the days when records of patients were kept on papers are gone as some “36 health facilities in the Central region have been connected to the digital platform in a pilot scheme.”
On the back of this, he said “now if you are referred from a hospital like Tamale Teaching Hospital to Korle-bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, you do not need to carry a folder. All your records will be seen and monitored by the doctor in Korle Bu when you arrive.”
He believes this measure has brought more efficiency into the healthcare delivery system.
Dr Bawumia told the gathering that the move has already eliminated “the need for queues and delays and also increasing access to health care by those who need the services most.”
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