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
Established in 2014 as a division of WHC, a company wholly-owned by the University of the Witwatersrand.
WitsBITS serves as a home for several clinical and biomedical informatics related projects that had been running in the Faculty of Health Sciences since August 2012.