It seems such a simple requirement for the health professionals to access the records of the patients without looking to multiple files or databases. The access of correct information is required for making the accurate clinical diagnosis. The new concept is the development of the electronic health records at a manageable cost with minimal disruption, so that service is provided in the best possible manner.
The healthcare industry has recognized that maintenance of paper based records for patients is not sustainable in the long run. Talking about the typical hospital management, it maintains the record of 200 million patients. These must be arranged in a searchable manner and for this purpose many healthcare centers are going for installing the electronic healthcare records for the improvements in the integrated system.
The electronic modular solution aims at providing the integrated solutions for maintaining the complete healthcare records. There is a benefit of broad data integration and clinician can access the data from current PAS, clinical or non-clinical systems and tests from various departments. There is a facility of storing images, videos and voice recording to look into the patient’s X-Ray and other diagnostic procedures. There is wireless connectivity which is connected on the handheld devices for accessing the records anytime from anywhere. The software is certified for the legal use so there is no need for storing the paper records.
As paper records will no longer be required, these can be eliminated for costly storage facilities. There is an instant access to the patient’s medical history thus allowing the health care professional to work closely with the consultations per day and cutting the waiting time. There is an efficient collaboration with patient that results in more effective care. Tests are not repeated thus translating the cost savings and less inconvenience for the patients. The digitalization of the records lessens the chances of losing data.
The new technology provides convenience and connects the patients and healthcare professionals in a manner that is hard to do without that. The benefits provided by these solutions are:
• Eliminating the paper storage need
• Supporting the patient assessment and care collaboration
• Reducing the possibility of the litigation so that there is a clear audit trial
• Delivering the back office inefficiencies by eradicating the duplication of documents
• The patient’s waiting time is reduced
• Improves the patient’s experience with the center
These all are the blessings of technology, making it possible for all the parties to take advantage according to the convenience. The doctors and patients are united at a single platform and access to their details is made easy with the help of enhanced features.