LAHORE: The Punjab Health Department is going to shift the manual database of all teaching hospitals to an information technology database in phases.
This was stated by the Secretary Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education, Najam Ahmed Shah while talking to the media after visiting the newly established online IT registration system for the patients in the emergency department of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, here on Saturday.
He said that an online IT database system would help prepare authentic and complete information about the patients, their nature of the diseases and the availability and provision of medicines and other facilities to them.
Najam Shah said that the database would help enhance the capacity/ performance of the hospitals, future planning and in preparing a strategy to meet the challenges in a befitting manner.
He said that data entry IT solutions had been launched in teaching hospitals from Nov 11, 2017. After Children’s Hospital Lahore and Mayo Hospital Lahore, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital was the third teaching hospital where online registration of patients coming to the emergency room had been started.
The secretary said that after the emergency department, online registration and database would be extended to in-patient departments; OPD, Pharmacy etc. He said that all the information regarding the patients and hospitals facilities would be available on the dashboard.
He told the press that since the launch of the programme, the data shows that 77,000 patients visited the Children’s Hospital and Mayo Hospital.
Fatima Jinnah Medical University Vice-Chancellor Professor Khalid Masood Gondal gave a briefing to the secretary regarding the role of skill lab in the training of doctors.