A patient information management system (PIMS) for health care: A Case of Kampala international university teaching hospital, Ishaka- Bushenyi, Uganda
Atuhe Aarone Mike, Kimwise Alone
The purpose of this research project was to investigate the current Patient records Management System in Kampala University Teaching Hospital and subsequently design and develop a Computerized Patient Information Management System that would support medical personnel to collect, process, stores, retrieve and disseminate patient information, and improve reporting for meaningful use by the managers in decision making. To achieve the objectives of this study, 55 respondents who comprised of doctors, records staff, nurses, patients, clinical officers and administrative staff. Information technology developments for health care providers have been seen for years as the perfect supporting tools to assist in the prevention and management of these conditions. Therefore, the study was designed to take lessons from health and information systems literature and existing experience in successful implementations at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital. Case study design was the methodology chosen for this study, interviews, and observation; primary data collection methods were used. Field findings showed that the current manual system in Kampala International University Teaching Hospital had short comings like subjecting patients to long queues, lack of privacy for patient information, lack of efficiency and security. As result, this study came up with a computerized patient information management system for health care that addresses the bottle necks is the manual system.