St. Eustatius to introduce electronic child database | THE DAILY HERALD

Doctors and nurses who were trained to work with the KD+ system.
ST. EUSTATIUS–The Public Health Department in St. Eustatius will use an electronic child database as of today, Tuesday, June 1. Using this electronic system called KD+ is to enhance the efficiency of the Youth Healthcare Section of the Health Department.

  All information regarding children who are monitored by Youth Healthcare can be sent electronically to other users of KD+. This system will also assist in collecting data about the youth in Statia. Another advantage of KD+ is that it will reduce the use of paper.

  As of August 2019, the public health departments in Statia and Saba collaborated with Topicus to develop an electronic data system for children. Topicus is a company in the Netherlands which developed several safe electronic systems.

  KD+ is an existing electronic child-database system that is already being used in some parts of the Netherlands. The system has been adapted to be tailormade for Statia and Saba.

  The launch was delayed more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The nurses and doctor of the Youth Healthcare section were trained together with the nurses and doctor of Saba in March 2020.

  In Statia, Dr. Sharda Baboe-Kalpoe and two nurses will start working with this system as of today.

Source: The Daily Herald