(pictured)-Mr. Douglas Bosire, Health Executive Committe Member, distributing condoms during the launch of HIV Impact Assessment Survey.
IN four months time, clients seeking Health Services in Nyamira County will be served electronically, County Health Executive Committe Member Douglas Bosire has disclosed.
Speaking today in his office after going through a ratified memoranda between his County and Subcounty Health Management Team and the Partners, Bosire said the move to go paperless was long-overdue.
According to Bosire, the idea had been moooted five years ago, but was put on hold because a workable framewok had not been arrived at yet.
"Under Governor John Nyagarama's leadership and blessings, we can now direct our CHMT and SCHMT alongside our partners to move ahead since we have taken a common stand to embrace the use of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) as a quick away to serve our clients in the chosen facilities", said Bosire adding that partners had identified 9 health facilities both from Government and faith based from where they will roll out the EMR pillot project and later cascade the same downwards.
According to Bosire, Nyamira County Referral Hospital tops the list of EMR beneficiaries.
All the 5 subcounties have been captured for consideration by the partners and the County Health Management Team(CHMT).
The Subcounty hospitals in the list include Keroka, Manga, Kijauri and Ekerenyo.
The Health Centres include Nyansiongo, Ting'a, Tombe, and Nyamusi.
Added Bosire, "the move to embrace EMR will assist Doctors, Clinical Officers, Nurses and even our Partners in making timely and urgent clinical decisions".
Bosire noted, "EMR will further help in the collection of monthly reports and in computing both simple and complex clients data".
And while addressing the CHMT and Sub-county Health Management Team (SCHMT) at Borabu hotel today, Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) Governance Specialist Benard Chepkwony, Palladium HMIS Advisor Fridah Oyucho alongside her Implementation and Coordination expert Benard Ajwang hailed the move saying it will be a timely one even as they move in to offer capacity building and trainings of the medical personel.
"As parterns, we will support in ensuring that the pillot rolled out becomes a success ahead of full implementation of the entire project. The county health management team must therefore give their best in the use of EMR project".
The infrustructure will be sponsored by Afya Ziwani but implemented by PATH and PALLADIUM.
"We will fully support trainings and capacity building to the CHMT &SCHMT staffs and give infrustructural support. We will also baby seat the trained personel to maturity and compliance" added the partners.
Health Department Assistant Director David Osumo who was seating in for the Director of Medical Services Dr.Jack Magara pleadged compliance from the CHMT teams.