Barbados public sector modernisation programme-digital transformation of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
This project will improve healthcare provision in Barbados´ principal acute care medical facility, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which currently has 519 beds and 2,400 staff. The Accident and Emergency Department delivers emergency care to about 45,000 patients per year; and the Radiology and Medical Imaging Department receives an average of 50,000 requests and referrals per year.
The digitalisation project of the Hospital would improve governance standards, data quality and interoperability of protocols, integrate health information systems and strengthen capacity building. This transformation will improve the quality of clinical services by providing safe, effective, timely and integrated patient-centered care benefitting 45,000 patients per year, while increasing staff satisfaction as well.
The project is expected to deliver the following:
- Increased adoption of the digital channel to access public services and increased reliability of data;
- Improved efficiency and quality of health care (shorter waiting times for emergencies and improved scheduling, adherence to clinical protocols, automated checks for potential drugs interactions, reduced risk of errors).