PROJECTS


Bushika, Uganda (FIMRC)

The new clinic at Bushika replaced the former FIMRC clinic at Bumwalukani in early 2016. Built with help from a USA charity 'Construction for Change', this large new building is aiming to be a Tier III clinic, meaning a maternity ward along with in patient beds. Serving over 100 patients per day, it has had over 55 births since the opening of the maternity ward.

Dispersed rural communities around the clinic work almost entirely on the land and have an average income of around $200 US.
Both efficiency of the clinic and effectiveness of patient care are greatly enhanced by the EMR4DW system on which more than 30,000 patients are now registered.  The new electronic pharmacy stock control and ordering system improve prescribing by allowing clinicians to see what medicines are available, and the reporting system (as well as saving endless hours of time) enables targeting of scarce health promotion resources by identifying geographical prevalence of diseases like malaria and diarrhoea. The whole clinic could not run as it does without EMR.
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Matuwa, Uganda (AAH)

The clinic at Matuwa, Bupoto, is in an incredibly remote but beautiful, mountainous part of Uganda. The local population are subsistence farmers. They live and work on the mountain.

Sister organisation Arlington Academy of Hope (AHH) built a school and a health clinic to care for the school children in 2006. As there is no health facility for miles around, the clinic soon developed into a busy health centre for children and adults.

Viola, the nurse manager, had previously worked at the Bumwalukani Clinic and asked EMR4DW to help with electronic records. Computerised in 2014. The clinic has developed a great team now who are all using the computer systems with over 14,000 patients registered. EMR4DW is proving invaluable with chronological electronic records and allows systems manager, Julius, to quickly provide essential statistics.

Bumwalukani, Uganda (FIMRC)

Project Bumwalukani stands at the foot of Mount Elgon, 150 miles east of the bustling capital city of Kampala, which, according to the Ministry of Health, has the highest prevalence of HIV infection in Uganda.The dispersed rural communities around the clinic comprise approximately 10,000 to 15,000 inhabitants with an average annual income of $200 (in US dollars).

By the mid-November 2015, the EMR4DW system at Bumwalukani held over 17,000 patient records - less than 36 months after launching.

Project Limón, Nicaragua (FIMRC)

The village of Limón is located 20 miles southeast of the city of Rivas in the Pacific lowlands region of Nicaragua.  The region is popular for coastal tourism, namely surfing, and is known for its colonial heritage, beach communities, mountains, and volcanoes.  Directly outside the upscale resorts, however, are numerous impoverished communities which depend on medical care provided by overburdened government clinics.

The EMR4DW system now has over 900 patients with good chronological medical notes. The system is delivered via our Cloud service.


Alajuelita, Costa Rica 

Alajuelita is one of the neighbourhoods that make up Costa Rica’s capital city San Jose's "Ring of Poverty". There are approximately 12,500 Nicaraguan refugees and impoverished Costa Rican citizens settled here. The majority of this population, comprised largely of women and their children, is medically uninsured. FIMRC have a health clinic providing clinical care and health education. The project reports ‘our new database for patient records is in place and we are currently getting all of our records in the new format – thanks for volunteers helping out’. One of the doctors working at the project says ‘I’m very happy with the software, it’s very helpful and excellent’. In just 5 months the clinic has added over 1000 patients to the EMR4DW system and is recording consultations daily.
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