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Jacaranda Launches Papua New Guinea's first Electronic Hospital Information System
Tue, 7th Sep 2010
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Jacaranda Healthcare Launches Landmark Electronic Hospital Information System in Papua New Guinea.

Today Australian-based Jacaranda Healthcare launched Papua New Guinea’s first Electronic Hospital Information System with the Deputy Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Don Polye present.

Ken Blaikie, Director of Jacaranda Healthcare said that through the vision of the Directors of the Port Moresby Private Specialist Medical Centre, a major step forward has been taken for health management in Papua New Guinea.

The software system being implemented by Jacaranda Healthcare allows for seamless access of data between multiple hospital departments and ensures patient information is instantly available to suitably authorised healthcare workers. Delivering significant improvements in the coordination of general medical services, specialist medical consultations, pharmacy, radiology, pathology, dental, obstetrics, minor surgery and other services within the centre.

“This will increase patient care standards and improve the efficient use of resources within the Centre. The system will also allow virtually unlimited expansion of services and users, future-proofing the use and access to vital health information.

Despite some of the staff having had no previous experience with computer systems, the enthusiasm and motivation of all involved has been inspiring,” Mr Blaikie said.

The Port Moresby launch is Jacaranda Healthcare’s first international client and Mr Blaikie and fellow Jacaranda Healthcare Director Mr Sean Smith are excited about the opportunities modern technology can bring to the healthcare industry.

Jacaranda Healthcare is currently in final negotiations on several other similar projects in both Australia and South East Asia.

“The next major project is expected to target aged and community care. We currently have some exciting projects in the wings in countries such as Singapore. The success of the Papua New Guinea project will demonstrate that there is now a cost effective, proven and comprehensive Hospital Information System solution which perfectly suits the needs of Australia’s rural and remote healthcare providers,” Mr Blaikie said.

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