In recent years many patients have had challenges accessing health services due to lack of documentation on previous treatment showing diagnosed history and given treatment by the different doctors as they forget the documents at home in cases of rush hour and emergency.
A patient goes to the hospital, they are diagnosed and given treatment and accompanying documentation. In return for more treatment, which help other doctors know where to start from if the same patient came to them.
IUIU Kampala Campus Students of Computer Science have seen all this as a challenge to many patients and gotten a solution for it, a team of three that includes; NAMUGANZA ZAITUNA, NDIBALEMA SADIK and SSENTUME HAMZA supervised by Eng Kassaga Usama the faculty ordinator of faculty of science, department of Computer Science and IT,, Have designed asystem named Patient Record Tracking System.
“The bouncing back of patients at hospitals due to lack of previous medical history or documents about previous treatments and the different allergies patients may have on drugs. Which also leads to , wrong diagnosis, and treatment that subsequently results in death. This motivated us to eliminate the paper-based medical records and ubiquitous access to patients’ and medical records is the major aim of this project.’ Sadik Said.
For pregnant mothers, this has led to maternal death and child death at birth since doctors don’t have enough information about the patient. He added.
Asystem whose core infrastructure is an internet platform that provides e-services and promotes the ability of computer systems or software to exchange and make use of information. by enabling not only inter-communication among authorized health care professionals, but also sharing the Health Care Records Virtually, an authoritative, multi-dimensional view on the patient health state.
As they demonstrated and defended this, they provided and showed how the system works with an already existing trial which is implemented in the digital health management system project for Bakamai, a Ugandan medical Centre where integration of healthcare applications is required.
“The project’s final target is the regional health digital system that interacts with the manual healthcare system for better support. The digital-oriented paradigm emerges as a promising approach to map the autonomic healthcare systems and their users in virtual entities, and to add values such as flexibility, adaptability, and reusability. over a traditional object- or service-oriented approach.” Sadik Said.