An automated system for minimizing preventable medical errors
Nyeko, John Paul
Matte, Mwinongo Isaac
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The good hospitals in Uganda notably have invested in accounting systems for income management at the expense of medical error tracking and related systems. In this study a computer based Medical Information System was developed to help minimize some common preventable medical errors such as; prescription errors, errors due to misidentification of patients and errors resulting from pharmacists’ failure to read hand written prescribed information that still prevails in Uganda Hospitals. The System supports a quick and reliable diagnosis by providing the physician with patient background information like previous illnesses and blood group. Besides the actual treatment of a given patient, the System also greatly helps to improve medical research by providing complete medical records of millions of Patients. The System interface was developed using C# which is an object oriented programming language. The web component of the system was developed using php and html. The application links to a database on SQL Server 2000. The main strength of this automated system is its capability to improve the efficiency of the health care system significantly for patients.
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