Baobab Health System lured DMI St. John the Baptist University students on a learning tour at BHT headquarters in area 3 Lilongwe.
Over 40 second year Computer Science and Business Administration students were amazed with low cost innovations being championed by BHT to make a difference in the health sector.
Apart from understanding the operational set up of the organization the students enjoyed a presentation on the Laboratory Information Management Systems -LIMS which key facilities including Kamuzu Central Hospital are using.
LIMS helps hospital personnel to electronically manage patient information from appointment/orders through testing and final report which summaries results and can be accessed anytime through a unique patient ID which is embedded in the system.
Lectures who accompanied the students Thibisha and Rammiya said what they saw surpassed their expectations.
Wezzie Longwe who dreams to become a private programmer was happy to understand how ICT can make a difference in the health sector and above all the importance of team work when developing such systems.
DMI St. John the Baptist University was started at the request of Diocese of Mangochi to fulfill the Educational needs of the area at a tertiary level. The University was approved by the Government of Malawi on 29 June, 2010.And got the accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Malawi on 29, March, 2011. The university is located in a spacious, beautiful campus, in which once St. John the Baptist Seminary was functioning.
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