3RD BI-ANNUAL EAST AFRICAN REGIONAL HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITIONBetter Information, better Decisions,better CareIntroducing a Web-based InventorySystem for Medical Devices
TAMEQ LTD. Tanzania Medical Equipment Founded 2005 as a cooperation between TTM and CSSC Medical equipment, laundry equipment Technical services, trainings, consulting Faith based, private and public health care facilities Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, MalawiDar es Salaam, October 2012 Regional Conference: OpenMEDIS 2
Technologie Transfer Marburg e.V. (TTM) established as a non profit organization. its subjective is to support health programs and projects worldwide through delivery of medical equipment and supplies. has also established itself as a producer of stainless steel medical products. www.ttm-germany.deDar es Salaam, October 2012 Regional Conference: OpenMEDIS 3
Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) is an ecumenical body established in 1992 by Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) and Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT) more than 800 Health Facilities supply their services under the umbrella of CSSC their experience and networking function enables CSSC to be a valuable partner www.cssc.or.tzDar es Salaam, October 2012 Regional Conference: OpenMEDIS 4
The World of Health Technology Background Clinical equipment is one of the major contributors to the rapid progress of healthcare Market is vast (> 1 Mio models) and growing rapidly… 50% of all diagnostic and treatment methods we use today did not exist 10 years ago Increasing complexity requires good management tools B. Wang, “A Framework for Health Equipment Management in Developing Countries,” Hospital Engineering & Facilities Management, pp. 1-3, 2003. J. Sanders, Where is Technology Taking Healthcare? Where is Healthcare Taking Technology? CADTH Symposium, 2007. 5 5 R. of M. WHO/Europe, “Biennial Collaborative Agreement 2010–2011.
Background >13’000 registered manufacturers (FDA) Broken or idle equipment in low- and middle income countries: 25 to 50%Dar es Salaam, October 2012 Regional Conference: OpenMEDIS 6 6
Background Information Base on Medical Devices No good data on quantity and quality of medical device infrastructure available Only local bookkeeping data, but no “technical” information No Nomenclature applied (ISO) Data not analyzed and used for planning and policy making Commercial Software solutions for management not suitable High license fees Proprietary systems, no portability High complexity Local language often not supported ISO 15225, “Nomenclature -- Specification for a nomenclature system for medical devices for the purpose of regulatory data exchange.”International Organisation for Standartization, 2000. 7 7
Motivation of SWISS TPH and Tameq Find a free, simple, and flexible model solution / framework to collect medical device data Collect, merge data on larger scale (Information System approach) Come up with „Implementation-Kit“ (OS application, Training, Customization, Operation) Building a fundament for improving Health Technology ManagementDar es Salaam, October 2012 Regional Conference: OpenMEDIS 8 8
Development of openMEDIS Inventory management SW using free and popular web-technology (PHP and MySQL) Open Source Freedom to translate, scale or extend application Integration of useful databases UMDNS nomenclature and generic device lists supplier database, etc. Import and export functionality and low hardware requirements No license cost… but support needed!Dar es Salaam, October 2012 Regional Conference: OpenMEDIS 9 9
OpenMEDIS Standardized and user friendly data entry Standard List of Medical Devices (initial: 350 types) User configurable „Essential Equipment List“ Predefined Supplier and Manufacturer list Forms and guidelines for paper-based operation Import / Export functionality (xls, mysql, etc…)Dar es Salaam, October 2012 Regional Conference: OpenMEDIS 10 10
Why use this System? Efficient and easier way of organizing medical devices information. Its an Open source software (can be easily customized-no licence cost). Best tool for decision making. Flexible installation scenarios 1. Full online operation 2. LAN operation 3. Local operation Preconfigured databases i.e. UMDNS, Manufactures , SuppliersDar es Salaam, October 2012 Regional Conference: OpenMEDIS 11
openMedis, already used in many countries, e.g. Ukraine: (Mother and Child- Health Program) Republic of Moldova (Perinatal Project) Egypt (Radiology Project) Tanzania HPSS project and othersDar es Salaam, October 2012 Regional Conference: OpenMEDIS 12
3RD BI-ANNUAL EAST AFRICAN REGIONAL HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION Asante Sana John RichardIT Expert(Software Developer)John.email@example.com
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