Health Information Management Efficiency Enhancement Project in Paraguay

From TaiwanICDF 2018-03-28

 

Project Description

 

Paraguay’s health information management system lacks integration capabilities, with existing handwritten processes causing hospital staff members to become overloaded. In addition, the data collection procedure often results in delays, leading to inefficient health care management. Leveraging Taiwan’s expertise in medical ICT infrastructure, this project will assist Paraguay in enhancing health information management efficiency through capacity building and system development.

The main project goals are as follows:

  1. Strengthening e-health system functionality in pilot regions
  2. Promoting the e-health system
  3. Enhancing hospital management

Project Period: 2016.01-2019.12

 

Project Objectives

 

  1. Strengthening e-health system functionality in pilot regions:
  • The provision of a minimum two-month seed instructor training program in Taiwan, with training in systems analysis and programming for at least two engineers from Paraguay, and the provision of a minimum of one domestic system programming workshop by the seed instructors.
  • The provision of a minimum two-month seed instructor training program in Taiwan, with training in system administration for at least two engineers from Paraguay, and the subsequent implementation of training courses in Paraguay for a minimum of 18 system administrators.
  • The development of a health information system in the designated regions (Guaira, Canindeyu and Alto Parana).
  • The provision of a minimum two-month training program in Taiwan on data transmission from medical device interfaces to telemedicine systems for at least two engineers from Paraguay.
  1. Promoting the e-health system:
  • Compile a report on the equipment required to strengthen the functions of the e-health system and existing Internet performance
  • Conduct minimum of six system operations workshops
  • The provision of a two-month seed instructor training program in Taiwan on designing e-learning curriculums for at least four e-learning designers/engineers from Paraguay, and the subsequent implementation of at least three training courses in Paraguay.
  • At least 84 instances of courses being completed, including passing evaluation, using e-learning materials prepared for the health information system in the Guaira region.
  • A minimum of one instance of the promotion of the e-health system through the media during each project year for a total of at least four instances, as well as the provision of online promotion at least once
  • The provision of a health marketing course in Taiwan for at least one manager from Paraguay lasting at least one month.
  1. Enhancing hospital management:
  • The provision of a two-month seed instructor training program in hospital management in Taiwan for at least four managers from Paraguay.
  • The provision of a minimum of four hospital management courses in Paraguay by seed instructors.
  • The organization of a minimum of two hospital management conferences.
  • The completion of a set of key performance indicators, the collation of achievement reports from the health institutions in the pilot regions, and the provision of a statistical and analysis report.

Progress (Through the End of December 2017)

 

  1. Strengthening e-health system functionality in pilot regions:
  • Completed development of the health information system.
  • Introduced the health information system in Hospital Regional De Villarrica, Guaira, and assisted in training system users and system debugging. The system usage rate reached 94 percent in September 2017, and the average number of outpatient registrations increased to 366 cases per day from 200 cases in June 2017.
  • Completed seed instructor training programs in Taiwan on system development, administration and data transmission curriculums for six trainees from Paraguay.
  • Completed 11 sets of training materials on system development, administration and data transmission.
  • Held three local workshops for 18 technicians on system development and administration.
  1. Promoting the e-health system:
  • Completed a system analysis report.
  • Held system operation training for four seed instructors. Provided basic computer operation training to 73 system users and system operation training to 409 system users.
  • Completed seed instructor training programs in Taiwan on designing e-learning curriculums for two trainees from Paraguay.
  • Completed e-learning training materials and two sets of system user training materials.
  • Held one local e-learning training workshop for two trainers.
  • Completed two media promotional campaigns for the e-health system.
  1. Enhancing hospital management:
  • Invited five senior officers from Paraguay’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare to Taiwan to attend a two-week workshop on health care management.
  • Held two hospital management training workshops on ICD-10, the 10th revision of the World Health Organization International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems, for 150 doctors.