PIH's web-based medical records system earns headlines and awards
Hamish Fraser, PIH's Director of Informatics and Telemedicine, has earned a new title – "do-gooder." Fraser was one of a half-dozen people singled out by Red Herring magazine in early January for a cover story featuring "Six Who’ve Applied Tech to a Good Cause."
The article describes the work that Hamish and PIH’s Electronic Medical Records team have done to build a web-based system for tracking patients, treatment regimens and pharmaceutical needs at more than 150 clinics in Peru, Haiti and Rwanda. The system has helped PIH and its partners improve patient care, manage resources and supplies, reduce costs and reinforce our ability to generate reports and conduct research. The Rwandan government is currently working with PIH to roll out the system to HIV clinics nationwide. To read the full article, click here.
Just two months earlier, on November 9, Hamish turned out in formal attire (kilt included) to accept an award on behalf of PIH at the Tech Awards 2005 Gala in San Jose, California. The EMR system earned PIH a "Tech Award" as one of five "Agilent Technologies Foundation Health Award Laureates." The annual event sponsored by the Tech Museum for Innovation honors laureates in five fields – environment, economic development, health, education and equality – for "using technology to make the world safer and healthier, more prosperous and just." To read more about PIH's Tech Award, click here.
published January 2006