Adoption of Technology boost revenue, service delivery in PGH
SEE ALSO :Let’s fight HIV with renewed enthusiasmAbout 1,800 outpatients are attended to daily and 400 inpatients. “Embracing the new technology has enhanced revenue collection at the hospital. We will use the money to improve our services,” said Mr Kinyanjui during the commissioning of the Margaret Kenyatta Mother Care Wing at the hospital on Wednesday. Expect revenues "The money was collected between July and September. We expect the revenues to increase in the coming months." Joseph Mburu, the doctor in charge of the hospital, said the new system had improved billing and monitoring services offered to patients.
SEE ALSO :KEMRI finds women who don’t transmit HIVThe technology captures data and services offered. It also reviews the hospital's operations. Through the system, the hospital managers can monitor services and flow of information. Dr Mburu said the computerised system had also improved accountability by members of staff. "The system captures any service provided at the facility as well as the cost. This has ensured clear records. We are not losing revenue due to lack of proper records," he said, adding that the system ensured payments were made directly to the hospital's bank account through M-Pesa transfers. Mburu said the opening of new departments, including the renal, oncology and cardiology departments, had also boosted their revenues.