The Minister of Health, Mr. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has said that all Public Health facilities will be digitized by the end of the year.
Mr.Kwaku Agyemang-Manu was speaking at the launch of the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA) assessment for inspection Mobile Online Information System (MOIS) in Accra yesterday. During his speech at this event he said,”by the end of this year, facilities at top levels, including teaching hospitals, regional hospitals and district hospitals will begin to talk to each other. This is the only way we can modernise our society to compete favourably in the global arena.” He also added that, public health services become more effective when records are digitized and thus, is an important tool of the government to make improvements in the Health sector. In the digitization process, patients will have a folder individually which can be accessed in any public health facility anywhere across the country.
He commended the HeFRA for responding to the to call of digitization while urging other agencies to support the move. “At the implementation stage, you are likely to experience some challenges in the use of the platform, but with commitment on the part of users and dedication of the technical team to resolve any inherent challenges quickly, it will engender confidence in the system to encourage more people to transact their businesses,” the minister said.