November 21, 2019
Congo – BHIMA Hospital Information Management
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Training and Capacity Building
Health and Wellness
GoalThe goal of this project is to modernize financial management in four Baptist partner hospitals in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
SummaryThis project seeks to raise $52,000 for the Basic Hospital Information Management Application (BHIMA) software and the necessary hardware, and to provide training and on-going support to hospital administrators and accountants.
DescriptionDeveloped by one of IM’s partners (IMA World Health), the “Basic Hospital Information Management Application” (BHIMA) is a hospital management computer application. This new software helps to manage the multiple needs of hospitals in lower-income countries. It provides hospital administrators with easy access to accurate logistical, financial and medical information (such as accounting reports, stock and inventory data, and patient medical records). It also helps to track patient registration, invoicing and payment processing.
Utilizing BHIMA software will improve management practices in the four Baptist hospitals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It will increase efficiency, financial transparency, and reduce fraud and theft.
Suggested Gifts$1,000 will purchase the IT equipment needed for 1 department in a hospital (pharmacy, accounting, patient registration, etc.) OR $1,000 will assure installation fees and one follow up visit by a technician to the hospital $1,000 will purchase the start-up consumables for 3 hospitals.
$5,000 will purchase the solar energy equipment to run the BHIMA software at one hospital and cover the cost of installation and training.
$10,000 will purchase the energy and IT for installing the BHIMA software at one Baptist mission hospital.
Prayer RequestsPray that the installation of the BHIMA software will benefit tens of thousands of patients around the country.