By Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado Ekiti
The Ekiti State Authorities has signed an Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) with Helium Well being and Sterling financial institution Plc, for the digitisation of sufferers’ information in Ekiti hospitals.
Talking on the signing of the MoU in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on Thursday, Well being Commissioner, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, mentioned the venture would enhance entry to sufferers’s medical document and rework healthcare providers within the state.
He mentioned the partnership would assist the healthcare system to leverage on the personal sector to modernise the sector for an improved service supply to the residents of the state, and act as a lift to the N2.5 billion already invested within the sector this 12 months.
Filani described expertise as a important weapon that may strengthen the well being sector by way of correct assortment, processing and storage of healthcare information that may enhance high quality of healthcare providers by suppliers.
“Digitisation course of in well being system all around the world helps to cut back wastages and redundancy in addition to inject transparency and accountability into our medical amenities.
“I do know with this technological innovation, there will probably be an incredible enchancment within the maintaining of healthcare information and fast supply of healthcare providers in our amenities”, Filani mentioned.
The Head Regional Progress (Public Sector ), Helium Well being, Abiola Osunniyi, disclosed that the organisation would commit a sum of N300 million to offer digital expertise for some healthcare amenities within the state.
Osunniyi, who added the main focus can be principally on secondary well being amenities as pilots, mentioned 4 normal hospitals can be used to kick begin the venture that will be co -financed by the three companions.
Osunniyi mentioned: “The MoU is to offer important well being infrastructure for digitisation of the 4 hospitals in Ekiti that will probably be used as pilots earlier than increasing . The essence is to digitise the sufferers’ information, in order that our medical doctors can entry them simply for improved and fast healthcare supply.
“One of many core mandates of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi’s authorities is supply of high quality healthcare to the residents, in order a non-public organisation, we wish to help the federal government by way of provision of expertise in our hospitals.
“We’ve got achieved this partnership with Akwa Ibom and Lagos States’ governments, which revolves primarily round expertise to bridge the hole that exist in sufferers’ information, there may be normally a niche. The previous days when affected person’s information are contained on papers have been over.
“Normally, sufferers information received misplaced, however with provision of those digital infrastructure, their information might be protected. When information received misplaced, the medical doctors might ask the sufferers to repeat therapies or operations or assessments that may be deleterious to the sufferers, due to delay.
“Our plan is to introduce digital Medical system, so on the point out of your identify as a affected person, your information will probably be displayed . Correct healthcare information and storage can have an effect on positively healthcare administration.
“We’re leveraging the personal sector to boost funds for the state. We’re in partnership with banking and telecommunication sectors to assist the.publuc sector . We’re investing a sum of N300m to drive the venture”.
The Group Head of Well being, Sterling Financial institution Plc , Mrs Ibironke Akinmade, disclosed that the kernel of the partnership is to make sure quick access to medical information and cut back leakages within the system.
“The Sterling financial institution six months in the past arrange some funds to assist in digitising a few of our well being amenities as a part of our focus to enhance well being, schooling, power and agriculture sectors, that are our focal areas within the growth of our nation”, she mentioned.