Ghana's public health sector will soon go paperless, as the government launches an e-health project.
A National E-Health Project with Bio-Surveillance has been launched at the Trauma and Specialist Hospital-Winneba in the Central Region.
The project will eliminate the folder system and ensure that patient’s data are stored electronically and can be accessed at any health facility across the country.
Under the project to be executed by Lightwave e-Healthcare Services, a healthcare infrastructure solution, a centralised data centre and a 24-hour data recovery unit will be developed.
Also, there will be the development of Real Time Bio-surveillance System, the tried and tested approach in the fight against outbreaks or the spread of communicable diseases.
An early warning system to help identify the source of a disease, which will enable quarantine measures to be deployed before it becomes an epidemic, is part of the project.
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