The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has morphed into a paperless facility after management announced the operationalization of the final phase of the hospital’s computerization of all clinical functions.
The system has been on trial basis since August 01, 2020.
“The computerization of all clinical activities is meant to make the operations of the hospital
paperless and improve the quality of clinical care to the public,” a statement by KATH CEO, Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso said.
However, he noted that this ultimately may create some operational hiccups at the initial stages of the deployment asking its clients to bear with them.
“Management, therefore, wishes to appeal for the full co-operation of members of the general public who access care at the facility to ensure a complete, smooth and successful roll-out of the project.
“The operationalization when completed will ensure the speedy delivery of care to clients by ensuring the detailed and timely capture, retrieval and analysis of patients’ records and
remarkably enhance clinical decisions for quality patient care.
Consequently, the statement said clients should not expect to be given paper folders, henceforth, when they report to the hospital as that has been done away with.
This roll out makes the KATH the second Teaching Hospital after the Cape-Coast Teaching hospital to achieve this feat.