Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta has introduced an Electronic Medical Records(EMR) into the Centre’s operations for optimal and efficient health care delivery services.
This new system replaces the old analog model of record-keeping and accessing health care services which are commonly associated with lots of bottlenecks.
A statement by the Head of Public Relations at the Centre, Segun Orisajo, disclosed that patients had started to take advantage of the innovation at points where drugs were prescribed, laboratory and radiological investigations were ordered using the new EMR system.
The statement revealed that scores of patients were spotted at the General Out –Patients Department (GOPD) being attended to using the new system
In an interview, some of the patients commended the Medical Director, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu for introducing the EMR system which they described as long overdue.
He commended the leadership of the Centre for this laudable project which had reduced drastically the patients’ waiting. time.
He declared that a patient who would not want his name to be mentioned said that the innovation had launched the FMC into the Next Generation of Tertiary Medicare.
Also contributing, staff at the Health records department commended the Management for the initiative stressing that the new system had reduced the time, rigorous and cumbersome process of searching for patients’ case notes.
Speaking at the end of an assessment visit to some thematic areas, the Medical Director, Prof. Musa-Olomu expressed delight with the successful take-off of the MR at the Centre, describing it as one of his vision when he took over the mantle of leadership at the Centre in 2017.
Professor Adewale Musa-Olomu expressed joy that at last, his dream in 2017, when started to head the Medical Institution, was to achieve this laudable EMR, which was one of the innovations he planned to introduce into our services when we came on board in 2017.
The Medical Director reassured the teeming patients that the present administration at the Centre would continue working tirelessly to ensure that they got the best medical services under a conducive working environment.