Cuban Firm Awarded Prize in Geneva for e-health

Source:   softel
May 4 2016

On the morning of Tuesday May 3, 2016 the awards of the World Summit on the Information Society WSIS 2016 was held in Geneva, Switzerland with the Cuban firm SOFTEL achieving the top award in the category e-health.

SOFTEL receives the GRAND PRIX in WSIS 2016


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In the picture, the General Director of SOFTEL, Ariadna Curbelo, receives the award from the President of the International Telecommunication Union, Mr. Houlin Zhao. More information web Site International Telecommunication Union

The “Computerization of public health in Cuba” project was presented by SOFTEL at the WSIS Forum and had been the Champion project in the vote made online.   Now it has been chosen by the jury as the WINNING PROJECT in the category e-health .

The project SOFTEL, conducted in close collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, is now over 15 years old and has been involved  consistently in different areas of the computerization of health in Cuba – it covers the various interrelated systems:

  • hospital computerization –with 69 hospitals across the country, several levels of care, and with different levels of computerization, among which are the Hermanos Ameijeiras, the Military Finlay, the Fajardo Hospital, the Lenin Hospital in Holguin and Provincial Saturnino Lora Hospital in Santiago de Cuba. The system has more than 120 functions available in many areas of patient care, and continues to expand its reach.
  • Computerization of the National Network of Blood Banks –Covers all 47 blood banks in the country and allows the management of donors and their donations. Connected to the Centralised Donor Registry ensures the traceability of blood and identifying the excluded donors.
  • System Primary Health Care– With more than 12 records developed enables standardization of information and encoders, and the interrelationship between all the components of system on a single platform.
  • Technology Solutions Advanced– Systems developed for managing Platforms of Telematic Services, facing the “cloud computing” as well as for the generation of Expert Systems and Artificial Neural Networks applied to the health sector . the whole system allows interoperability and scalability of its components and is developed in open source technologies.

World Forum on the Information Society (WFIS)

The award was given in the context of the World Forum on the Information Society (WFIS), running in this Swiss city through May 6, according to a communique issued by Cuba’s Permanent Mission in Geneva.

Director General of Softel, Ariadna Curbelo, who was given the prize, explained that the project includes three solutions to respond to the informatization needs of the Cuban health system.

Besides, she said that the project is integrated to the strategy of informatization of the Cuban society, it has been implemented for over 15 years and involved over 100 institutions under the guide of the Direction of Informatics and Communications of the Health Ministry of Cuba.

Softel is a firm that belongs to the Business Group of Informatics and Communications. It has 30 years of experience and offers services of consultancy, specialized informatics services and design and implementation of informatics solutions for the said sector, among other tasks.

The award granting ceremony of the Forum WFIS was presided over by Secretary General of ITU, Houlin Zhao.

The awards were granted in 18 categories to successful projects in the implementation of commitments assumed by the states in the World Summit on the Information Society, as well as those that better respond to the UN sustainable development targets.

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