HMIS at SZMC completed within stipulated time period

A handing over taking over meeting regarding PSDP IT Project “HMIS at tertiary Health Care Level at Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex (SZMC) was held at MoIT here today. The meeting was chaired by the Minister of State for IT & Telecom Ms. Anusha Rehman, Chairman, P&D Punjab Mr. Irfan Elahi, Secretary IT Mr. Azmat Ali Ranjha, DG PCB, Syed Iftikhar H. Shah, representative from HMIS Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore and PITB were also present at the occasion. It was explained that presently main core software modules of health management Information System (HMIS) application have been successfully developed and functional at SZH Lahore. The training has already been imparted to the hospital staff. It is important to mention that said PSDP project was originally approved by DDWP on 28th October, 2005. But unfortunately in the past, minimal progress was made on the said project. Since August, 2013 to date, Ministry of IT, has aggressively perused the project and significant progress has been made on the said project. The present Government has given high priority to e-government particularly e-health to ensure efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, public facilitation and to promote less paper environment in the public sector.
The Minister elaborated that considerable progress has been made on the said project by the key stakeholders and its successful implementation at SZMC as a model HMIS application within stipulated period of time is a land mark achievement. The said system will be replicated at other public sector hospitals in phased manner.
While focusing on the scope of the project minister said that the project was meant to develop and implement Health Management Information System (HMIS) at Sheikh Zayed Medical Complex (SZMC) including the provision of basic IT infrastructure (servers, desktop Pc’s ,ups ,LAN connectivity & other Equipment) , training of Hospital staff, for recording and tracking patient’s information electronically, strengthening of the administrative control, to bring improvement in patient’s care and to ensure better management system at the institution were mandated in the project.
The Minister further stated that after 18th amendment, provincial autonomy does not allow the Federal Government to carry out such projects in the provinces independently. So we are handing over this project to the Punjab Govt. Currently, all the software modules of HMIS have been developed and the core modules which includes Patient Registration,Outpatient & Specialties/Consultant Management, In-Patient & Emergency/Casualty Management , Operations Theatre Management , Intensive Care Unit Management , Diagnostic Information Management , Clinical Laboratory Module , Patient Billing & Income Management , Medical Stores & Pharmacy Management , Blood Bank Management , Library Management S and Medical Record Management Systems are in use at SZMC, Lahore since last month. The noncore software modules consists of Asset Management , Sheikh Zayed Web Portal , Dietary Management , Sterilizing Services management , Complaint Management , Payroll Management , Financial Assets Management , Estate & Nursing Hostel Management , Help Desk / Public Relation Centre and Cafeteria Management Systems are ready for implementation; we are happily handing over the ownership of the project to Punjab Govt. Now onus of responsibly lies with them to ensure the steady continuation and effective implementation of the project at SZH so that maximum facilitation could be provided to the patients by bringing in transparency, efficiency and effectiveness to the system by continuation of the project

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