Using Health Information Systems to Improve Health Services In Fiji


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  • Not Allowed access.The group was not allowed access to many relevant documents for more profound research and further explanation of this topic. Extracting DataThe group managed to extract much information from the internet and other relevant bodies like the Pacific Health Network, AusAid, Healthlink, World Health Organization, Online Journals, employees of Ministry of Health, and the background knowledge on the topic from one of the group members.
  • Using Health Information Systems to Improve Health Services In Fiji

    1. 1. Health Information Systems in Fiji Alvin Sharma & Ashna Shaleen
    2. 2. Objective & Study DesignKey ConceptsComponents of a HISHIS at Ministry of HealthHIS ProcessROIRecommendations 2
    3. 3.  OBJECTIVE: To determine how the HIS‟s at Ministry of Health are adding value to its clients and the organization. Not allowed access. Extracting Data Documents like the Strategic Plan and Health Information Policy for the Ministry of Health have been accessed from the web. 3
    4. 4.  Health Information Unit – supports the Ministry of Health in areas of planning, evaluation, research and monitoring to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of health services delivery. Health Information Systems – system that captures, stores, manages or transmits information related to the health of individuals or the activities of organizations that work with the health sector. PATIS – component of a hospital computer system which records patient details, all admission, discharge, ward allocation & transfer, treating clinicians and outpatient attendance. Usually one of the first systems to be installed in starting to „computerize” a hospital. 4
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    6. 6. HIS AT MINISTRY OF HEALTH Current FutureWhere was Position of OpportunitiesMinistry of Ministry of for Ministry Health? Health of Health USE OF IT TOOLS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS 6
    7. 7. Patient LogisticsManual Data Collection Information Management Processes Information System System Consolidated Monthly Asset Reports Management HEALTH INFORMATION System Hospital return UNIT Support Informed Decision Making Human Resource Cancer registry Information System Notifiable Diseases Financial Management Public Health Information Information Periodic or Ad Hoc Surveys System System Individual Unit Collection 7
    8. 8. ROI Historical Information EMR readily available Closure of Met its Key Outpatients Objectives Departments‟ Reduced Infrastructure Waiting Time Development PATIS Telehealth &Actionable E-Health Data Platform 8
    9. 9. Shift Focus Product Electronic Champions Dashboard Steering Web BasedCommittee Systems Bulk SMSLegislation System Lateral Change Healthlink Management Future Direction 9
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    11. 11. 11. The Health Information Systems at Ministry of Health have progressed and are making a difference. There is enormous opportunities for these systems to add more value added difference at a more macro and micro level. The Ministry of Health now needs to make that decision to make more significant use of these systems by further upgrading the system and infrastructure. “What we are living with is the result of human choices and it can be changed by making better, wiser choices”. Robert Redford 11