Gibraltar Health Authority

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The Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) is the national publicly funded healthcare organisation of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. The authority comes under the responsibility of the Government of Gibraltar.

It runs St Bernard's Hospital, the King George V Hospital and a Primary Care Centre.

As of 2012 the authority was responsible for the health of some 27,000 individuals. The GHA and Social Welfare System are closely based upon their British counterparts, namely the National Health Service.[1] As of 2003 the organisation was funded through roughly £19 million ($27 million) of social insurance stamp contributions through the Gibraltar Group Practice Medical Scheme.[2]

In September 2014 Egton Medical Information Systems won a contract, worth up to £11.25m over 10 years, to deliver an electronic patient record for the health service of Gibraltar including a patient administration system, an emergency department system, e-prescribing and other software from Ascribe, which Emis bought in September 2013.[3] The A&E unit at St Bernard’s Hospital went live on 24 June 2015 using Emis' Symphony and it is planned that primary and community services and the acute hospital will start to use the Ascribe CaMIS patient administration system.[4]

References

  1. Kellermann, Anja (April 2002). A New New English Language, Politics and Identity in Gibraltar. BoD – Books on Demand. p. 39. ISBN 978-3-8311-2368-1. Retrieved 17 February 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Europe Review. Kogan Page Publishers. 2003. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-7494-4067-1. Retrieved 17 February 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Emis rocks EPR contract for Gibraltar". E-Health Insider. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Gibraltar live with first phase of EHR". Digital Health. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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