A hospital management system for Makerere University hospital
Kitara, Michael Kevin
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Prior to 1972, Makerere university maintained a health post known as Makerere University Students Health Service or Sick Bay at the current location of Makerere University Police Post. In 1972, when Idi Amin expelled the Ugandan Asians, the university acquired the premises formerly known as Nile Nursing Home. The university Sick Bay relocated to the new premises. On 16 February 1978, President Idi Amin visited the sick bay and crowned it the Hospital status, thus the name Makerere University (Makerere_University_Hospital, 2022). At present, Makerere University Hospital is managed by Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) and all CHS departments are reflected at the Hospital and highly supported by professionals from the College of Health Sciences (CHS). The university hospital uses a manual file system that requires physical registration and documentation that has led to the long queues of students to start the registration, loss of records, data redundancy, delays in retrieval of student records which affects efficient and effective services delivery at the hospital. There is also a lack of a proper authentication process of students as student ID can be forged. The main aim of the study was to develop a hospital management system for Makerere University Hospital.