Three hospitals in the towns of Saboba, Wiaga and Bawku in Northern
Ghana, are setting up an upgraded health information system,
customised to fit their specific needs. The system can help to
increase the hospitals efficiency giving more insight into patients
registrations, help to more easily keep track of pharmacy stock and
The system contains several components that will each help different
areas of the hospital.
Clinical: Patients records and registrations, prescriptions,
admissions and discharges, investigations (x-rays, laboratory,
ultrasound scans etc.) and daily measurements.
Stock and Inventory Management: Pharmacies, stocks and dispensaries,
procurements, external orders and receivables.
Human Resource: Managing staff, payroll, promotions and appraisals,
recruitment and leave of absence.
Income and Expenditure: Invoicing and billing, sponsors and patients
invoicing, refunds and deposit payments.
General Reports: Daily attendance, patient registrations, services
and their fees, drugs bulletin, clinics, inpatient and outpatient
listing as well as medical sponsors.
The system will also provide the Ghanaian Ministry of
Health with data concerning mortality, morbidity, outpatients and
inpatients, midwife returns, surgical returns and bed state
statistics. Local partner CHAG
will also have the opportunity to monitor and compare the data from
these hospitals in real time.
This health information system will be up-scaled with
the financial, technical and training support of IICD
and Cordaid, working as members of the Connect4Change
It will be customised based on an already available
system, HAMS, created by Ghanaian organization Infotech.
is already being applied in more than 100 hospitals all over the
country. The system provides a valuable source of medical,
financial,administrative, human resources and insurance data. In
addition, it is linked to DHIS2, the central public health monitoring
system where information on all the hospitals in Ghana is accessible
at all times.