Improved access to chronic medicines by electronic prescribing and monitoring of patient medicine parcel collection
Main beneficiary country:South Africa
Country of origin: South Africa
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The current Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution Programme (CCMDD) is paper-based, and therefore subject to process inefficiencies. SyNCH automates the CCMDD process from prescription transmission to CCMDD pharmacy service providers (dispensing and distribution), to collection of patient medicine parcels at external pick-up points. It also prevents the duplication of patient registration by the entry of a unique identification number (South African Identification Number, Passport Number or Asylum Seeker Number). SyNCH ensures transparency between stakeholders.
SyNCH was developed to be interoperable with other electronic health systems, thereby ensuring that duplication of system functionality does not occur, whilst leveraging off available information.
Patient monitoring and medical data - Promote compliance to standard treatment guidelines
1537123 Number of beneficiaries since launch
2277 Number of users per Week