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July 28, 2014
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Electronic Patient Administration system to be implemented

The Ministry of Health is implementing a pilot project that will see the establishment of the Electronic Patient Administration System (ePAS) in eight facilities.

Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson, says these include the four Centres of Excellence and four Regional Hospitals.

"The pilot project is funded through the National Health Fund to the tune of $50 million. This is a part of the National Health Information System Strengthening and E-Health Strategic Plan 2014-2018 for which we are receiving support from GNU Solidario. This will be a game changer and will bring greater efficiencies in our health care system while establishing that platform to advance the local and international health agendas," Dr Ferguson said.

The ePAS is among the priority technology solutions which will be implemented on a phased basis starting with the pilot phase. This is being done through a two-year memorandum of understanding signed in September 2013 with GNU Solidario, the lead for the community of developers for the GNU Health software.

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