8 Feb 2011

Unit Sistem Maklumat, HUSM

Having one idea that is 'Malaysia Boleh', or theoretically we could manage anything with hard work, we at Unit Sistem Maklumat (Information System Unit), Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia really did our hard work on developing system for HUSM using open source software development tools. And it turns out that the idea was right (again). 

On the contrary, our unit is always short of staff and to describe the critical level of this situation, I would like to give an example of an Online Prescription system built in our unit. The system is running in most of our clinic that and have more than 100 users. Online Prescription (POLs) was inquired by our Pharmacy Department as a new solution towards paperless medication distribution procedure, that is less paper being used for doctors to prescribe medication to  patients. As explained, the system will cater about various of complicated variables such as drug type, classification, doses and others that required high commitment and effort to do so. 

But in our case, this whole commitment and effort of software development starting from preliminary study, databases, user interface, business logic and function, error handling and other delicate procedure was handled by ONE single person. 

But as far we moved on, these scenario became our daily chores to do. A system big enough that should be handled by at least a team of 20 person, is now responsible to only 2 personnel with no budget for the development. 

Furthermore, the data obtained from years of systems running in a very big hospital with thousand of patient everyday, a great abundance of sensitive data in various categories became our dilemma as there are not enough funding for us to buy more reliable, high performance and robust server to support the vast usage.

But, grabbing the 'Malaysia Boleh' idea that is, on further explanation should bear 'Tidak Putus Asa' as the next motto, we are currently trying to find another source of funding through out any resources we have. Any potential idea or opportunity are giving us hope that we still can 'save' all those pt data from catastrophic incident. 

When 'Malaysia Boleh' is actually not only an encourage words, but more likely a challenge sounds like 'are you Malaysia Boleh enough?' ..

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