Fake health insurance cardholders will no longer be a burden on the scheme with the planned introduction of paperless system at hospitals.

The system, which has already been piloted under the National e-Health Project eliminates the folder system and stores patient data electronically.

 A pilot of the initiative under the National e-Health Project proves it automatically rejects cards which are not credible.

 The platform also ensures that any health institution nationwide can access data stored via its use.

The National E-Health Project with Bio-Surveillance has been piloted at the Trauma and Specialist Hospital at Winneba in the Central Region.

 The project will be executed by local healthcare infrastructure entity, Light Wave e-Healthcare Solutions.

 A centralized data centre and a 24-hour data recovery unit have already been developed.

 Chief Executive of Komfo Anokye Hospital, Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso outlines measures in place to make the system fully operational, early next year.

‘The system was very slow at the beginning; currently, things are moving faster at the OPD, Pharmacy and other departments, we are looking at rolling it out at all department by the close of January next year.’

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, believes the system will also check revenue leakages.

‘We are not only going paperless, we will, by next year, roll out cashless systems in all government health facilities’.

Project manager Eric Adjei Oduro said power is the main challenge, however, this is mitigated by the use of mobile devices which do not mainly depend on a source power.