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Hospital patient management systems (hospital Run)

The system will work offline and only online whenever a new patient is registered; it will have mobile SMS or alarm for feedback

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

The idea is “hospital patient management systems” (hospital Run) to be performing multiple functions including registering patient attended health services. During registration the system will generate patient IDs to be used to identify him/her whenever he/she needs services. The system will work offline and only online whenever a new patient is registered; it will have mobile SMS or alarm for feedback and information sharing within the hospital and a caring relative indicating how to use the medication as the doctor directed. After the practitioner writes into the system showing how the patient should use medication; then the system will record that process and remind the patient. The system will enable health facilities to list the types of services available to allow the patient’s family to determine where to take their patient; also it will facilitate access to patient historical background as the system will have ability to produce monthly reports. Reduce the use of papers in health care. At health care facilities papers are used so much that in rural areas patients have been required to buy a notebook so that to write their records. Lack of uniformity in records keeping, some are writing on paper and others are using a notebook that is taken completely by the patient that has been difficult to remember and the patient's history as a result whenever a patient arrives at the services it is considered a new person though it is possible that the problem is still the same. Neglected patient memory, this is for the patient and the hospital too. Consider how patient records are written in the hospital note remain what the patient has been used there and even for the patient who may lose the notebook. Use medication as per instructions, there has been no good flow of use of medication as prescribed due to forgetting or ignoring after seeing recovering. Referral systems from one hospital to another, this will be well understood

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Preferable customers for this business are hospital, dispensary and health centres owners regardless of whether it is a government or it is private. Others are patients to be attending those health facilities and lastly are all community members that will be in need of knowing which health services that is available near them. The first category of customers are customers through training fess to be charged to all staffs to be using the systems, installation fee where the systems will be installed into all health devices and maintenance of the system. The second and third category of customers are all patient regales of their ages, locations, genders, income, education and occupation, these will be reached by subscribing to the web and or mobile to get information on which services available near them, SMS and alarm feedback though mobile

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

The idea is unique due to its technological ability to use web and mobile health systems for data management and information sharing. Information sharing under this idea will be through mobile SMS and or alarm. At health facility once patient is received at the first time his/her information will be captured and he/she will be given an identification number that she/he will be needed to show whenever attended health facilities that will enable the system to identify him/he by display her/his information. The same will be information sharing where mobile SMS will be sent to next service provider showing that a new patient is at the door and lastly will be mobile SMS or alarm for feedback and information sharing within the hospital and a caring relative indicating how to use the medication as the doctor directed. By so doing it will reduce paper works to health facilities and it will reduce environment pollution as papers have been burned after use.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Prototype: I have done some small tests or experiments with prospective users to continue developing the idea.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

Umoja wa wawezeshaji KIOO, an organization envisioning in having a Tanzanian society where every individual is free from poverty, injustice and lives indignity. The organization mission is to promote and protect human rights of the poor and marginalized groups especially women and vulnerable children by improving sustainable community development in Kigoma region. The objectives to which our organization is established are to raise awareness on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other pandemic disease.

Expertise in sector

  • 7+ years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

Inspiration for the idea comes from advertisement from mobile networks who have been sent marketing SMS to their customers.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

Health is more important, we do whatever we do because we are health

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

I will work with the local government dispensaries and hospital. There engagement will be in providing sample of paper work of how they have been collecting information of their patient so that it may be digitized

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

ITs specialists are available to our organization

Geographic Focus


How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

Twelve months

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No


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Photo of Christine Worley

Very informative as you say that a patient record system is a type of clinical information system, which is dedicated to collecting, storing, manipulating, and making available clinical information important to the delivery of patient care. The central focus of such systems is clinical data and not financial or billing information. the benefits of a PHR are:
1. Track and assess your health. Record and track your progress toward your health goals, such as lowering your cholesterol level.
2. Make the most of doctor visits.
3. Manage your health between visits.
4. Get organized
You can also read my article about this topic

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