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Re: [Health] GNU Health

From: Robert Schilt
Subject: Re: [Health] GNU Health
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:59:13 +1000

Thanks Cedric.

The idea of an ID card is something we might well very have to consider should we eventually go down the GNU Health path.
A "health book" is used by all PNG'eans - this "health book" has a unique number. This might also be a candidate for a PUID.

Having said that... the client is coming into this evaluation (of HIS's) very focussed and committed to seeing biometrics used for this purpose.




On 16 June 2015 at 17:27, Cédric Krier <address@hidden> wrote:
On 2015-06-16 17:08, Robert Schilt wrote:
> Thanks for your ideas and comments on this one.
> Basically, there is no such thing as a social security number in PNG. The
> government is currently trying to introduce a national ID card but is still
> some years away. Furthermore, peoples names can change from visit to visit
> (the concept of a fixed name is a very alien concept to many tribal folks
> around the world - not only PNG). The concept of uniquely ID'ing a patient
> easily is therefore a pre-req for any HIS in this part of the world.

If the government did not have one, why can't you manage one yourself?
You just have to give to the patient an ID card from the hospital. This
is far cheaper than having any biometric machinery and it will be far
better for privacy protection.

Cédric Krier - B2CK SPRL
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