Nationwide Patient Clinical Data Sharing System (PCDSS)

Description

This system involves the collation of all the clinical data of patients across the country into a central repository for easy and secured access. The system is designed to operate in both electronic and manual situations with or without availability of network connectivity at the various health provider sites. The main objective is to ensure that all clinicians in Ghana have access to the recent electronic or manual outpatient or inpatient clinical data of all patients who visit their consulting rooms from different health facilities.


Key Benefits

The system will also ensure that;
  1. Death arising out of clinicians’ lack of knowledge and understanding of patient recent medical history is prevented.
  2. An estimated amount of GHC500million is generated within 4 years of implementation of the system.
  3. At least 20,000 permanent employment opportunities are created for the Ghanaian youth.
  4. All clinicians in Ghana have access to the recent electronic or manual outpatient or inpatient clinical data of all patients who visit their consulting rooms from different health facilities.
  5. All patients in Ghana are provided with the opportunity to access their secured electronically stored medical data for viewing and retrieval as and when needed for a small fee.
  6. Patients do not pay for a new folder any time they visit a health facility for the first time.
  7. Quality of healthcare delivery is greatly enhanced at a lower cost.
  8. Health facilities no longer required to own costly electronic or manual folder libraries.
  9. Delays in patient management is significantly reduced.
  10. Control of fraud and abuse in the management of insured patients in NHIS accredited health facilities are enhanced.
  11. A national morbidity data repository is established and sustainably managed the correct unadulterated patients’ universal clinical data at the Ministry of Health.