Government of Georgia;
PMCG, under the consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, provides support to the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs (MoLHSA) in increasing the capacity of Information Technology unit. The objective of this assignment is to assist MoLHSA to estimate the level of effort required to effectively implement a national health information system and a national eHealth strategy as well as to assess the functionality of the current Health Management Information System (HMIS) modules integrated into the Electronic Medical Records (EMR). To address the MoLHSA’s objectives, PMCG’s consultants from the fields of Information Technology, Business Processes (BP) and IT Security and Confidentiality provide the following services:
- Assessment of MS SQL databases for priority modules on the subject of performance, scalability and load forecast; providing recommendations for optimizing productivity of databases
- Assessment of a possible authentication mechanism for citizens as well as for internal users; provide recommendations to ensure compliance to the personal data protection agency requirements
- Verify that implemented integration module between EMR and HMIS are being realized according to the initial specifications; verify that the testing protocols are adequate to ensure the completeness of the modules
The Government of Georgia seeks to improve access to quality health services for the population while simultaneously increasing health sector efficiency and accountability. A central component of this effort is the introduction of an electronic medical record (EMR) system which is anticipated to improve medical record management, health program management and the quality of patient care.
The design of a Georgian EMR was completed in late 2015. It is envisaged that the newly designed EMR will integrate varying objectives and functionality from two existing systems, the electronic hospital information system and the health management information system, for the replication of timely and accurate data into a mobile platform or patient portal providing medical, financial and statistical information to patients, health care providers and the MoLHSA.
In order for an EMR system to be part of a well-defined national eHealth information enterprise architecture, the business processes and functions of the EMR system, and the information exchange between the EMR and other systems, must be well-defined.
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