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Scope of IT in OPD and IPD Areas: First Step towards a Paperless Hospital


  • Vikash Tyagi
  • Agency : OPD, IPD, Information Technology, Quality of Services, Electronic Medical Records
  • Objective : The purpose of the study was to see the adoption of IT in OPD and IPD can help in streamlining the various processes and improve the quality of the services.   The study analyzes the role of information technology in this regard through improved quality, efficiency and ability to conduct research with the use of electronic medical records.
  • Background : Not Available
  • Methodology : A random sample of the users of the computer system was taken and informal interviews were conducted with them. They were asked about the problems associated with the present system specially related to their area of operations.
  • Findings : The areas of concern are duplication of entries, Lack of interoperability between various modules and large and bulky paper based records. The role of proper training and the integration between various modules has been emphasized.
  • Recommendations : Hospitals may be more likely to adopt EMR if they can reassure patients that their confidentiality is legally protected. Among the barriers to implementation are a dearth of integrated delivery systems, reluctant providers, and prohibitive costs.
the study was to see the adoption of IT in OPD and IPD can help in streamlining the various processes and improve the quality of the services.