Conventional LMIS systems, and this is not limited to paper-based systems only, are taking care of REPORTING. Often, these systems have been developed to support the periodic reporting and ordering cycle of health facilities. Yet, these LMIS systems will not incorporate the RECORDING of the ongoing transactions, such as arrival of new stock at the health facility or the ongoing registration of dispensed products.
In other words, once the end of the reporting period approaches, health facility staff still needs several days to collect all necessary data from various points of their facilities, where the data recording happens manually or in stand-alone inventory management applications. Gathered data is then to be manually processed and compiled into data, necessary for the completion of the LMIS report itself. A time consuming and error-prone operation.
The paradigm shift introduced with Medexis is the registration and control of the data RECORDING directly in an electronic environment and as a result the REPORTING responsibilities of the health facility staff are automated. As a result, availability of detailed and aggregated inventory & consumption information is not only limited to periodic intervals (typically 4 - 6 times a year), but providing (near-)real time stock status insights across all levels of the storage and distribution system. Under Medexis, staff will be recording their operational data directly in the system using the Android APP as and when it happens, thereby eliminating the necessity of stressful and time-consuming reporting activities.