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Title: Developing Web - Based Referral Information Management System for Hospitals and Health Centers in Addis Ababa
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Dr. Gashaw Kebede
Alemayehu Mekonnen
Regassa, Akale
Keywords: Web-based Referral Information Management System;Addis Ababa;Internet;Object-Oriented Analysis and Design;Hospitals
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Background: Web-based referral Information management system presents a multitude of potential benefits for health system especially for those in developing countries. It facilitates consultation, reduces unnecessary face to face specialist visits, makes handling of referred patient data efficient, and improves quality of care in referral unit through timely and informed decision. Objective: This project, therefore, aimed to develop a Web-based referral Information management system for hospitals and health centers in Addis Ababa, WRIMSAA. By taking referral centers in Addis Ababa, attempt was made to introduce a Web-based referral Information management system that may substitute the existing traditional referral system. Methodology: In order to meet the objectives of the project, the researcher has performed requirement gathering and analysis prior to employing an Object Oriented Analysis and Design methodology. Analysis, design and implementation of the proposed system, WRIMSAA is performed. UML tools for analysis, design phases and programming tool Java, web application scripting language JSF, JSP embedded with HTML and MySQL database language was employed. Integration of developed modules and testing was the final task performed to bring the system functional. Result: Therefore, in this project the researcher developed a Web-based System, WRIMSAA that helps referral service providers to refer, allocate and redirect patients to alternative facilities with minimal time. A database is developed with integration to web application that improves management of referred patient data at all referral centers, using developed databases the users at referral center can access referral data, anywhere and anytime. Finally, WRIMSAA tested and evaluated by users at referral centers. Conclusion: Improving the existing referral system using Web-based Referral Information Management system plays an important role in enhancing the quality of referral service provision in Ethiopia. It has a great impact in reducing morbidity and mortality rate by providing on time referral service which can be achieved through effective communication, coordination, sharing of patient medication data using Web-based system.
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