IT in Hospitals & HIS. An overview. Changing role of IT professionals in Hospitals. IT use to be a secondary dept. since need of It was not realized. The main work use to be troubleshooting and maintenance of network infrastructure. Present Scenario.
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Today IT professionals in health care or hospitals deals with analyzing the requirements of the hospitals to make their work more efficient & less time consuming and developing applications they need and implementation and maintenance of the same.
IT in Hospitals has been used in following Applications:
Hospital Information System (HIS) can be defined as a comprehensive, integrated information system designed to manage the administrative, financial and clinical aspects of a hospital that enable better quality of patient care, reduce the time spent for clerical works, reduce the overall cost, increase the productivity and more important providing the more reliable , correct and regular data.
It is required to facilitate the exchange of Information or patient records as none of them is stand alone application.
Excellent billing module which can automate the steps of billing because after all its for revenue that a hospital is spending on IT
It should definitely have two categories to differentiate the patients at the time of entry in the HIS that will not cause problem at the back end- Cash patient & Credit Patient.
Capping/CoInsurance-The insurance company will likely not pay more than the coverage limits of the policy. It's the limit that is provided by the TPAs and insurance companies for the patients that they will bear only a fixed amount of patient’s cost and rest will be in the form of Copayment.
A succinct summary of the key events leading to hospitalization.
The past medical history.
Pertinent elements of the social history.
Pertinent elements of the family history
III. Physical Exam
Findings (positive or negative) pertinent to history elements.
Pertinent (normal and abnormal) laboratory data.
Pertinent results of diagnostic studies (e.G., Cxr, ekg).
Summary statement pertaining to the principal diagnosis.
Problem list that parallels the diagnoses listed
Separate paragraph dedicated to each problem listed.
Brief discussion of the evaluation of each problem.
Brief discussion of the treatment of each problem.
Brief discussion of the outcome of each problem.
Specific follow-up plan for each relevant problem
VII. Additional comments or suggestions
Hospitals need to actively manage what is bought, when it is bought, how much, as well as for what price, including discounts and rebates
Inventory Management Module offers a time saving inventory solution that is precise and scalable, allowing you to monitor inventory usage more accurately and capture charges more efficiently by eliminating redundant data entry. Designed to support multiple facilities and multiple labs, the Inventory Management Module can be tailored to a hospital’s workflow.
Central Medical store
Central Pharmacy Store
Sub holding store
An Inventory Module Should facilitate the sequence wise Processes as follows
Purchase Dept(Rate contract)
Purchase Requisition from different dept
Approved & authorized
Order is placed
Goods Receiving Note
Departmental sub Store
1) item number (most unique)2) inventory number (unique)3) catalog (unique to a group of inventory items)4) description (free flow text description of item)
ORDER MANAGEMENT(order entry, order review and/or validation, interdepartmental communication, order inquiry, and reporting requirements)