Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to digitise operations
The management of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) is set to digitise their operations in a bid to enhance health delivery at the facility.
Chief Executive of the Hospital, Dr Felix Anyaa told Joy News a new software has been introduced to fast-track administrative work.
According to him, the software will improve the doctor-patient relation, bed management, maintenance and the handling of emergency cases at the hospital.
He said with a linkage between the emergency department as well as all other departments, the hospital will go a long way to check its revenue flow.
“The beds and emergency units are not the only things we need for our emergency department, there should be a software linking the two.
“If we have a software linking the whole hospital you would know how much money you are making,” he said.
In 2014, an audit by the Ghana Audit Service and intercepted by Joy News revealed various financial malfeasance by the former managers, landing Ghana's premier hospital in serious financial crisis.
According to the report, some former managers caused a loss of GH¢118,461.04 to the hospital.
But Dr Anyaa said this and other such practices will be a thing of the past as the software will give him and the Director of Finance real-time access to what revenue the hospital is making at any time.
“In any place, we should be able to monitor. So, we did that software to be in control so that you can be able to track, make projections and block leakages,” he said.
The KBTH CEO added that with such a software, it will help in beds allocation at any given time to forestall situations where patients are turned away when there might be empty beds.