E- HEALTH SYSTEM LAUNCH

"The e-health system basically has data’s or medical reports of patients which can be accessed in their local urban clinics within the city in minimal time."

With the intention to ease up the overcrowding and load at the Port Moresby General Hospital, NCD Health Services and Port Moresby General Hospital have launched an online Health system this week.

The e-health system basically has data’s or medical reports of patients which can be accessed in their local urban clinics within the city.

Patients don’t need to go to and fro to check their medical reports after consultation with Doctors at Pom Gen, their medical record number and go back to their local clinics and it will be made available in less than an hour once uploaded to the system.

"Six Mile Urban Clinic is the pilot clinic which they launched the project today and will soon roll out in other clinics in NCD before going out to other provinces."

Acting CEO of Port Moresby General Hospital Dr Pake Molumi is calling on partners and policy makers and most especially Data Co to assist in seeing the project become successful with good internet connection .

Pom Gen is currently  working very closely with Dataco to get fibre optic survey of PMGH so the system is up and running and effective so it can be rolled out in other centres.

‘’Port Moresby General Hospital is currently serving patience from NCD, Central and the Gulf Province that’s why the hospital is always overcrowded with a lot of people  and with the E-Health System it will improve the situation ‘’, said Dr Molumi.

"Currently the system can only upload x-ray and blood test results but soon it will include other areas like pharmacy prescription and radiology’’.

Dr Molumi says Port Moresby General Hospital has been using this e-health system for the past two years and it has proven to be very user friendly and helpful that is why they are doing a roll out starting with Six Mile urban clinic.

By Prisca KARLO
June 21, 2019