Management system for National Health Insurance hospitals

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2010-04
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Asaam, Nathaniel Ato
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It has been observed that it is stressful for patients on the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme to get quality health care. This stress is due to congestion at the hospitals that operate under the scheme. The congestion does not only waste the time of the patients but can also cause death. There is also the need of sharing medical and patient information among hospitals that operate under the scheme. Inability of sharing data renders the work of the scheme inefficient. This dissertation seeks to address the problem of congestions at the hospitals that operate under the scheme. The project also seeks to address the problem of how to access and manage patients and dispensary records in every hospital that operates under the scheme. The approach of this project is to develop a mobile web application to keep and manage patients and dispensary records. The main assertion is that, this system will save time and will provide a means to access and share medical information in every hospital under the scheme. The system proposed composes of a fault tolerant database system, a web interface and a mobile interface. The function of the fault tolerant database is keeping and managing the data. That of the web interface is assisting the hospital staff to administer their services. The mobile interface is a scheduling application that will enable patients to book appointments with a doctor at a specific hospital. The web interfaces deals with the need of sharing data among hospitals and the scheduling application is the means of controlling the perceived congestion at the hospitals that operate under the scheme.
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Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, April 2010
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Ghana, National Health Insurance Scheme, hospital, health management system
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