Student develops patients' management information software for healthcare facilities
University of the Sacred Heart Gulu (USHG) final year student, Markoline Ojok has developed a unique patients' management system/software that can replace the manual process of managing patients, staffing, billing, laboratory, emergency, pharmacy, and basic care records in hospitals, health centers, clinics, and medical centers in developing countries.
Markoline, a final year student of the Bachelor of Information Systems program at the University of the Sacred Heart Gulu defended his final year project before a panel of faculty members at the university campus. The uniqueness of Markoline’s project is that it aims at improving health service delivery in developing countries which is in line with the USHG mission which focuses on “Health of Mind, Heart, and Body”
According to Markoline, he conducted a study that showed that management systems in health facilities in Uganda today are manual which makes them prone to errors, misplacement of patients’ details, payment details, and delayed release of reports as well as insecurity to records. He was therefore inspired to develop a computerized management system that would enhance efficiency in the handling of patients and reporting procedures.
Markoline said that the software does not require the user to have any advanced computer knowledge or skills to use it. He added that the software is cost-effective, saves paper, and only requires a computer to install with the program.
Markoline Ojok is one of the pioneer students of the Bachelor of Information Systems program who have excelled exceptionally in their studies and living the mission of the University.