The Njala University Hospital is set to fully computerize all their patients’ Health Data with support from Professor Jenny Amos of Illinois University.
The project to fully migrate all Health Data from Njala University hospital and all peripheral hospitals within the surroundings spanning to five years from 2016 is a component of a PhD project for two students (Messers Daniel Kaitibie and Musa Aziz Yokie) from Njala University linked up with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
The University Registrar, Dr Muneer Jalloh is the initiator, Lead Principal Investigator and also Co-Supervisor for the project.
The main goal of the Health Information Systems project is to convert Njala hospital and the other peripheral hospitals to a paperless system.
Njala University Hospital is expected to serve as a hub to locally own data and also creates opportunities for national consumption.
The project is currently in the testing phase with software developed and deployed locally. Local server racks will also be set up as funds are available for the project with the intention of expanding the reach of the Health Information Systems (HIS) to the entire Country.
Prof. Jenny Amos, Associate Professor, Lead Principal Investigator and Co-supervisor is sponsoring the project with support from her team.
The Associate Professor developed interest in supporting Njala University and has facilitated the visit of many Doctors and Physicians on exchange programs to Njala hospital thereby providing them with hindsight on the challenges of the hospital.
Few weeks back, Professor Jenny Amos donated through the two PHD Students emergency testing equipment to Njala Hospital and promised that huge quantity of items will also be donated after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior Medical Officer, Dr.Mohamed Koker welcomed the pronouncement by the two PHD Candidates (Daniel Kaitibi and Amara Yokie) and gave them a background to his coming to work in the hospital from the UK.
He highlighted the challenges of the hospital and welcomed the move to go paperless and expressed his deepest support to the process.
Dr. Muneer Jalloh on behalf of the University Adminstration thanked both the current hospital management for their assurances of support and the two PHD Candidates for consistently following up to ensure the realization of an E-health system at Njala University hospital.
He assured both parties of the support and direction of the Administration to the completion of their courses and the realization of a computerized health management information.
Messers Daniel Kaitibi and Yokie are pursuing PHD programs at Illinois University on Drug Prescription and Patient Management and Health Information Systems for Njala Hospital and its peripheral clinics.
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