Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH)

Gauteng is the most densely populated province in the Republic of South Africa, with a population of approximately 9.5M people.

Project Scope and Background

The BAOKI Consortium (comprising AMEtHST (pty) Ltd and Equiton Investments (pty) Ltd) has signed an agreement with the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) to provide an integrated province wide Health Information Systems (HIS) and an Electronic Health Record (E.HR) for every patient in Gauteng.

 

Gauteng is the most densely populated province in the Republic of South Africa, with a population of approximately 9.5M people.

 

BAOKI will now roll the integrated systems out across the Gauteng province over the next three years, covering a total of 37 hospitals, 400+ clinics, approximately 17,000 beds and upwards of 20,000 GDoH staff.

 

The main benefit to arise from the programme will be the provision of an electronic health record for each patient in Gauteng available across the province, where it is needed, when it is needed, by whom it is needed – with appropriate security.

 

The new HIS/EHR systems will provide significant financial benefits to GDoH, improvement in the quality of Health Services provided and much higher staff and patient satisfaction.

Speedminer: BI and Data Warehouse Tool of Choice for GDOH

Speedminer plays a significant role in allowing BAOKI and the GDOH to achieve the objectives as defined for the project, in which access to data and information is critical.

 

Speedminer allows for the aggregation of patient data across the province into a single data warehouse, in REAL TIME, with the following benefits:

  1. Standardisation of the GDoH’s key performance indicators across all facilities
  2. Improved statistical reporting at all levels:
    • Individual Facilities (Clinics and Hospitals)
    • Aggregated across the Provincial Government of Gauteng
    • Aggregated into districts and sub-districts
  3. The ability to efficiently supply the National Department of Health with required information from the province.
  4. Ease of access to GDoH end users, whereby GDoH stakeholders have access to:
    • Dashboards, enabling decision making based on up-to-date information
    • Statistics, with the ability to drill down into detailed activities
    • End-user reports and queries; fully integrated into the HIS application
  5. The ability to efficiently analyse revenue and costs, and plan the necessary interventions.

 

Speedminer has proved to be accessible to all levels of users, easy to train and cost-effective to implement.