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