Cinz@n is a hospital information system developed by the Centre for Expertise and Research in Telemedicine and e-Health (CERTES). It enables to manage all the administrative and medical information in a health facility, assisting to improve the quality of service, care and productivity in the establishment.
Project start date : 01/01/2010
Beneficiary country : Mali
About the project
The software is based on the Mediboard Open Source model and has been adapted to different levels of the health pyramid in Mali: community health centres, reference health centres, small hospitals and large hospitals such as the mother and child hospital of Bamako.
It covers all hospital activities: cash register, patient file, consultation, laboratory, pharmacy, hospitalisation and financial management.
Managers at the Centre hospitalier mère-enfant de Luxembourg have found that Cinz@n has significantly lightened their workload in terms of patient management and care. Service providers (doctors, laboratory assistants, cashiers, data entry agents) can easily identify a patient thanks to his or her unique identity, which reduces errors in the delivery of results or care.
The unique identity also enables the doctor to find out about the patient’s medical record, thus avoiding medical errors and data loss. Cinz@n is used in 72 hospitals in Mali, and some fifteen health establishments are well advanced in the use of the software’s various modules.
The Cinz@n solution offers a number of advantages, including improved quality of service, care and productivity of the establishment, as well as traceability and communication between the various healthcare players, while helping to reduce errors.
Cinz@n is a tool that contrinutes to improving the quality of care in hospitals in Mali.
The Cinz@n solution was studied as part of a doctoral research project initiated by Ms Agna Nanamoye Diallo and supported by Digis@nté Mali.
The Cinz@n project highlights the impact that a hospital system has on a healthcare structure, and the importance of computerising data to improve efficiency, both in terms of improving the quality of care provided and controlling operational costs.
Compared with other available solutions, the Cinz@n project has the overall advantage of optimising processes and saving time from an operational point of view such as in the management of finances.
Beyond improving medico-economic management, the solution:
- is adapted to the Malian context
- provides access to reliable hospital data and statistics and
- stimulates the introduction of coding in line with international standards
In addition, the solution looks at open source/SI issues.
10 Full-Time equivalents
N/C Service providers
Number of beneficiaries since launch