State telecommunications company – Zamtel has launched a digital health platform called Venous which enables health care providers serve their clients electronically.
Fairview in Lusaka is the first hospital to operate using the system after a successful pilot. Venous, which comes with a mobile App helps reduce the physical interaction between patients and medical personnel as appointments can be made and confirmed through mobile phones.
The platform developed by Zamtel and ZCOM System Limited allows for automated record management and improved clinical decisions. It also facilitates quick and coordinated patient care.
Health minister, Dr Chitalu Chilufya who officiated at the launch said the online application will enable the general public to observe physical distancing better and help stop further spread of COVID 19.
Zamtel Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Mupeta said the application comes with many benefits for healthcare providers including automated record management, facilitating quick and coordinated patient care and enhancing patient data security.
Fairview Hospital Medical Director, Dr Abdala Barakat said the hospital is proud to be the first to use and support the development of health development support system.
Dr. Barakat observed that the new system means will improve co-ordination between his hospital and patients and secure patient’s data