Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) Getz Pharma in partnership with Augment Care launched the first-of-its-kind paper-less “Green Clinic”. “The use of technology in the healthcare industry offers an opportunity to improve efficiency, safety and quality of services, digitizing and implementing electronic health records is the first step in creating an information system that safely manages patient data, improves process efficiency and quality of care.” These words were expressed by Khalid Mahmood, Managing Director and CEO Getz Pharma at a signing ceremony otherday.
Speaking at the occasion the Chief Guest, Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmeen Rashid also lauded the initiative and said that the Health sector in Pakistan has been struggling for many years. “In Pakistan health delivery system is run by both state and non-state authorities and many efforts have been made to improve the health system but still it is not encouraging. If small amounts of data from many patients are linked up and pooled, researchers and doctors can look for patterns in the data, helping them develop new ways of predicting or diagnosing illness, and identify ways to improve clinical care”. “It is high time we as a nation take responsibility to reduce our usage of paper. Industries all over the world are going paperless and it is a great step which Getz Pharma and AugmentCare have taken in this regard”, she added.
The project aims to bring an eco-friendly solution for healthcare in the country but will also provide patient data on one shareable platform, reduce the risk of prescription error and make the registration process more efficient.
Khalid Mahmood further said that it is essential that healthcare services go everywhere and are available to everyone and this is exactly what Getz Pharma is offering via its franchise Green Clinic. “We are hoping our small act can encourage and take this project to a larger scale so there are less chances of error during the time of diagnosis and quality care is accessible for everyone”.
Hyder Mumtaz, CEO Augment Care speaking at the launch said that “The implementation of “Electronic Medical Record” system will be a key in improving the registration and quality of health data, increasing the efficiency of clinical and management processes, increasing patient safety with the availability of their clinical information from any point of the network, and increasing the quality of care”.
Getz Pharma is a branded generic pharmaceutical company with a global outlook. The company produces and markets safe, effective and quality medicines and healthcare products aimed at improving the health and quality of life. Getz Pharma is the only company in Pakistan whose manufacturing facility is pre-qualified and approved by the World Health Organization, Geneva (WHO). Its Quality Control Laboratory is also the first and only in Pakistan to have been pre-qualified and approved by WHO. Getz Pharma’s manufacturing facility is the first and only, in Pakistan, certified and approved by the Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S), which comprises more than 50 participating authorities, including US FDA and European Medicines Agency, among others.