JICA impressed by IICS Technologies’ innovations
The Japan International Cooperation Agency has been awed by the astute level IICS technologies exerts in innovating health information management systems. The revelation was made during a stakeholder engagement meeting held at JICA offices in Kampala.
During the meeting Mr. Ivan Muhame, the Senior Programes Officer Infrastructure Private Sector stated that, he was pleased to find out existence of a local organization with a global mindset in their innovations. “My excitement is to find out that there’s a Ugandan company, that can engineer a comprehensive IT tool such as the Integrated Health Information Management System (iHMIS)”.
The Senior Programes Officer, further indicated that; there have been incidences in which jobs are awarded to foreign service providers because of unavailable locally competent organizations to provide certain solutions.
JICA has a long standing history and relationship with Uganda’s government as reflected in their supportive programmes in; education, agriculture, health, infrastructure and capacity building. And as reiterated by the Country Representative, Mr. Uchiyama Takayuki, the body is actively supportive of the health sector especially regional referral hospitals. Lira regional referral hospital having been the recent beneficiaries of the JICA footprint in Uganda . The establishment is keen on the need to secure the safety of patients during hospital visits.
Dr. Silver Kiyimba the Managing Director of IICS Technologies, on the other hand gave a brief history of the IICS Technologies drawing from the prevailing challenges within the health sector that can be addressed using computerized systems. He noted that iHMIS was birthed out of the great need to use computers to create efficiency in the public health sector. The iHMIS is currently by far the most comprehensive health information management tool being implemented at public hospitals by the Government of Uganda.