On the 19th of July 2022, Makerere University Hospital in the quest to improve service delivery, launched a hospital management system developed by Mak Directorate for Information and Communications Technology Support (DICTS).
At the event, the Director DICTS, Mr. Samuel Paul Mugabi said, “The launch is about rolling out the system in the hospital to operationalize it. The first module has been developed and it will cater for patient registration, as we continue to develop and improve the system, the other modules will get on board.”
The Director of the Mak University Hospital – Dr. Josaphat Byamugisha welcomed everyone and thanked DICTS for the making the system development a priority.
“It’s the beginning of a very big step in operationalizing ICT in the University hospital”, Dr. Byamugisha remarked.
Dr. David Kiwana from DICTS, and the coordinator of the development said, “We are launching the first module of the Mak Hospital Management System. A lot of input from the hospital has come through to ensure that we get to this stage”.
“We are starting on the first module (Patient registration) and this is like a pilot, we would like to see that the registration component thoroughly working well”, Dr. Kiwana added.
The developer, Mr. Samuel Wamukota gave some insights into the system. He said that there are five modules: Facility Management, System User Management, Patient Management, Supplies Catalogue and Financial Management.
Mak staff and students will be able to use the Single Sign-on feature that was also developed by DICTS to enable staff to book hospital visits, consequently reducing time in the queue. University staff will use their Makerere webmail credentials to access the system.
Innovations using low cost locally available materials for point of use water treatment system unveiled
The College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) conducted a Research Dissemination of two studies aimed at the Development of Materials for point of use water treatment systems.
The investigations were conducted by a team of researchers comprised of P. W. Olupot, H. M. Kalibbala, E. Menya, G.M. Wangi, J. Jjagwe, J. Wakatuntu, M. Turyasingura, R. Walozi, C. Kanyesigye and R. N. Kulabako.
The dissemination event held on Wednesday 29th November 2023 follows the successful completion of two MakRIF supported Research projects namely; Development of rice husk based granular activated carbon for point-of-use water treatment systems and Development of zeolite-based nanocomposite filters for drinking water treatment.
Apac District gains from CEDAT’s Research on Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model and Efficacious patient management system
The School of Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) shared findings of research that was conducted in Apac Districts through two projects namely Piloting a Rural Broadband Connectivity Model (RCBM) and Efficacious patient management system (EPMS).
The findings of the research sponsored by the Government of Uganda through the Makerere University research and Innovation Fund(MakRIF) were disseminated during a dissemination seminar held in the College on Friday 24th November 2023, where it was revealed that Apac the host District greatly benefited from the services that not only led to the increased uptake of internet services but also gained through other socio economic areas.
Application Forms for Admission to Public Universities 2024/2025
The Academic Registrar, Makerere University informs all Head Teachers of A ‘Level schools that application forms for admission to public universities for senior six candidates (UACE 2023) for the 2024/2025 academic year will be ready for collection from the university from Monday 4th December, 2023.
The application forms should be collected from the Office of the Academic Registrar, Senate Building, Level 3, Makerere University.
Issuing of the application forms will start on Monday, 4th December 2023 on payment of a non-refundable application fee of Uganda Shs. 52,000/=(fifty two thousand Uganda shillings only) per application form.
You are advised to get a pay reference number (PRN) using the ACMIS system (http://pay.mak.ac.ug) to enable you pay the application fees in any bank used by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
The forms are for Ugandans only.
Please note that only Head Teachers or their authorized representatives will be served.
The closing date for submitting the completed application forms will be Wednesday 31st January, 2024.
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