Clinical Informatics


The team has developed electronic healthcare information capture instruments for several Wits affiliated hospitals namely; Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, Helen Joseph Hospital and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.

Why use ED (Electronic Discharge)?


  • The Electronic Discharge Summary is compliant with international best practice for secrecy, privacy and security of patient information
  • The Electronic Discharge Summary project is supported by the Wits Health Consortium and the Faculty of Health Sciences at no cost to the end-users
  • Workstations with University internet connection, printers and dedicated support personnel are provided, again at no cost, to ensure almost 100% system uptime
  • Only registered clinicians have access to the clinical records
  • Registered clinicians can search for existing and/or create a discharge summary in minutes from any computer, tablet smartphone
  • Descriptive text search functions for ICD-10 and procedure codes help clinicians enter the correct information
  • Once created there is a readily accessible permanent electronic copy of the discharge summary available to all registered users
  • On discharge from the hospital, paper copies are generated in a PDF format for the hospital file, patient and may be reprinted at any time in the future
  • Regular reports are created and delivered to clinicians and hospital administrators
  • Aggregated data is available for research subject to the University of the Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences Medical Human Research Ethics Committee