Malawi adopts electronic lab management system

By Chisomo Phiri

The Ministry of Health says it has adopted an electronic laboratory information management system called Surveillance and Epidemiology or Drug Resistant Infections Information Management System (SEDRLIMS).

Head of Division responsible for Antimicrobial Resistance in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Collins Mitambo says with this system,the country’s health sector is expected to improve.

Says Mtambo:“SEDRLIMS is a critical step towards modernizing our healthcare infrastructure. It will improve the accuracy and efficiency of our medical records and laboratory processes, ultimately enhancing patient care and health outcomes.”

He says the new system is user-friendly, easily connects with several laboratory instruments, and is interlinked with other existing hospital information systems and that it will help the country generate high quality-data on antimicrobial resistance.

According to Mitambo, the system is expected to roll out in phases starting with central hospitals and some of the district hospitals.