Dr. Diana Atwiine, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, has stated that the health sector’s automation and digitization will aid in the resolution of difficulties.
“This much-needed smarter approach will solve challenges in our health system, thus this system is not optional,” Atwine said.
“Assist me in transforming the industry. This is my dream; it is our country’s dream to provide better services to all. As a result, we must set a new performance goal based on data and measurable outcomes.”
Dr. Atwine was meeting with the Integrated Intelligent Computer System (IICS) team, which is creating the automated integrated Health Monitoring System (iHMIS).
IHMIS is a project under the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance that aims to automate and digitize the health sector.
It keeps track of attendance, drug stockpiles, and patient-doctor consultation time, as well as interacting with hospital managers and other users on a timely basis.
The system also notifies hospital administration of important issues such as drug expiration or new stock requisitions, as well as enforcing accountability.
Moroto, Soroti, Gulu, Hoima, Fort Portal, Mbarara, Kabale, Masaka, and Naguru China-Uganda Friendship Hospital are among the ten regional hospitals that have implemented the system.