African Hospital Opens With Assistance From American Healthcare IT Advisors
- January 2, 2011
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Bokamoso Private Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana is the first hospital in Africa to be designed and operated to U.S. healthcare standards. As a new organization created in 2008 by two health plan trusts, Bokamoso was a greenfield project of US$300 million to build and commission a 220 bed hospital and clinics.
Before the opening of Bokamoso Private Hospital (BPH), there were no functioning dialysis units in the country and only on CT scanner. The investment into and design of BPH provided a full range of clinical diagnostics and treatment. The hospital recruited 83 physician specialists from 22 countries. BPH opened with the ability to provided just about any type of treatment with the exception of transplants.
Bringing world-class healthcare to Botswana allowed its citizens to be treated close to home and avoid four hour drives to Johannesburg, South Africa.
From the time that HealthTech Advisors was engaged, the opening of the hospital was completed within 19 months. The major achievements included:
- All IT services and applications were implemented with the US$6 million budget
- The hospital opened on time per the original schedule
- All staff were properly trained and provided enhanced support for 60 days after hospital opening
- Substantial training and knowledge transfer was provided to the local IT team
- Transitioned all support services to the local teams four months after hospital commissioning