Zim adopts electronic health record system

The United States Embassy is assisting Zimbabwe’s health sector to adopt the electronic health records (EHR) system to enhance antiretroviral and tuberculosis patient care and disease surveillance to control the HIV epidemic and promote the wellbeing of Zimbabweans the Embassy has said.

“We are assisting Zim’s health system to adopt the electronic health records (EHR) to enhance Antiretroviral (ART) & Tuberculosis (TB) patient care as well as disease surveillance to control the HIV epidemic and promote the wellbeing of Zimbabweans,” read a tweet from the embassy.

The US$160 million project is being funded by the United States under the President’s Emergency Plan Relief and has already been rolled out in five districts throughout the country with Umzingwane district in Matebeleland South amongst the first beneficiaries of the project.

The system will assist in cases where patients receive treatment and disappear after. EHR will enable health officers to then track the medical records and recommend what should be administered to the patient.

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