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Information Communication Technology Specialist Roots for Helecare2x

This is a true personal experience in Uganda from an independent software specialist of which I believe some one else may have experienced the same especially in Africa. There is this common inborn mind about the doubts in technology especially when it comes to health related date security in African Health Facilities.

I tried searching for an HMIS that would perfectly fit the African health facility setting particularly Ugandan after being tasked by a Hospital that I was working for at that time as an Information Technology Specialist, It took me a couple for months searching online for a better option but all in vain, I tried to share my havoc with a friend within the same field of Information Technology who referred me to a certain private company that fully customized an international open source Health Management Information System (HMIS) to be used In African Countries Hospital Setting , thanks to DecimalWorks , That’s’ how I was introduced to HeleCare2X.

Helecare2 was built from an international Open Source Health Information Management System (HMIS) called Care2X by a group of software developers thanks to DecimalWorks to work perfectly in African countries’ Hospital setting. To be honest I was hesitant to introducing Helecare2x to my place of work because I was still doubting the potential of Africans to fully customize international Open Source Health Information Management System (HMIS) and then apply it to our hospitals in African particularly Uganda till we moved to a number to Health facilities that were happily using Helecare2x. I am not advertising Helecare2x neither is I advertising DecimalWorks but trying to share my personal experience and thanking Helecare2x developers for the good job done. I can’t fail to acknowledge these health facilities that were actively using Helecare2x that allowed me to take a look and ask number of questions.

• Benedict Medical Center in Kampala
• St Josephs Hospital Kitgum from Kitgum District
• Benedictine Eye Hospital from Tororo
• St Mary’s Kagongo Hospital
• Nyakibale Hospital,

And other hospitals that are actively using Helecare2x that I dint get opportunity to visit, I truly and trusty introduced Helecare2x as my assignment to my place of work (currently my previous work place) and are happily appreciating my contribution to the smooth running of the Facility.

Helecare2 extends to Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to Anti Natal Clinic (ANC)

The delivery of health care for many hospital service providers includes services that deal with expecting mothers. In most hospital facilities, expectant mothers are not considered as patients as explained by a medical doctor that pregnancy is temporary conditions. So pregnant mothers attend Ante Natal Clinic where they get a services related to the pregnancy, therefore use Electronic Health Records help in cases .with the use Electronic Health Records this will easy the work of healthy workers to work on pregnant mothers as faster as possible to save life.this method of Electronic Health Records has been adapted by many hospital facilities using Helecare. why not try this Electronic Health Records and experience easy work flow

In the Helecare system pregnant mother can record details about the current pregnancy as well as obstetric history. In line with the ministry of Health, the current system complies the standard ANC card including details about the family members, HIV status among others. The ANC module is currently in use at several facilities and we have been told of increase in patient follow up and compliance

HELPING HOSPITALS TO REPORT TO THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

If you have ever noticed, hospitals and health centers in Uganda and keen at taking your records whenever you go for treatment.

Part of this information is intended for reporting the district and headquarters. The ministry has provided a set of forms and reports described in the Health Information Management System manual (HMIS).

Most hospitals and heath centers generate these reports by manually going through these reports and tallying. This is very time consuming, error prone and a above all a boring brainless task.
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Helecare2x a product provided by decimal works ltd helps to auto generated these reports for submission to relevant authorities.