July 24, 2020 Ongoing Projects
Full name of project: Support to primary healthcare strengthening in Georgia (Phase II)
- Project duration: May 2020- June 2023
- Project partner: Ministry of Health and Emergency coordination center
- Description: Caritas Czech Republic is collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MoILHSA) of Georgia to strengthen primary health care through the introduction of primary health care (PHC) quality management instruments, the development of countrywide, comprehensive IT solutions for primary healthcare and the updating of qualification standards and requirements and the establishment of career-long learning programs for primary healthcare professionals. Georgia will benefit from the project outcomes as all of them will eventually be handed over to the Ministry. The project deliverables will be piloted at target locations of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti regions of Georgia. At the same time, the Project will continue to enhance the system of quality measurement and improvement at five pilot medical facilities in Tbilisi from Phase I. In total, 46 primary health care facilities will be included in the Project. The Projects’ activities will support an introduction of a result-based finance mechanism, which will be connected directly to the quality of service and will be based on different indicators assessing the quality of medical service provided by PHC facilities.
As a result of the Project activities:
A new standardized e-Management Information system, including local Electronic Medical Records, Stock Management, Billing module, , will be developed;
Countrywide E-Queue Management, Telemedicine and E–Referral Management Systems will be created;
A Countrywide Electronic Medical Records Repository for PHC services will be developed;
Data collection/synchronization and analytical modules for primary healthcare will be expanded;
Village doctors and the staff of Primary Health Care centers will be trained in the use of the new e-MIS and other IT systems developed within the project scope;
Clinical practice guidelines and care pathways for Primary Health Care will be updated and village doctors will be trained in the use of the tools at target locations;
Qualification standards and requirements will be developed for PHC providers;
Online learning modules for PHC will be developed in accordance with the already adopted clinical practice guidelines and 100 family physicians will be trained through these modules;
A facility-level performance management system will be introduced at target locations as part of the quality improvement loop;
A laboratory information system will be built for effective COVID-19 surveillance;
The emergency response capacity of public health services and infection disease specialists in response to pandemic/epidemic challenges will be strengthened through the introduction of the laboratory information system.
The Projects’ activities will support an introduction of a result-based finance mechanism, which will be connected directly to the quality of service and will be based on different indicators assessing the quality of medical service provided by PHC facilities.
- Budget: 1, 266,257 EUR
- Donor: Czech Development Agency