Clinical Module

Central Sterile Supply Department (CSSD)

Central Sterile Supply Department is a crucial unit of a mid-sized or large hospital. Its main function is to provide sterile items, linen, equipment to wards, OPD, OT etc. CSSD module performs a crucial function of maintaining the records of sterile supply in the hospital. It allows managing various functions of CSSD department such as collecting, decontamination, assembling, packing, sterilizing, storing and distributing a multiplicity of goods and equipments to areas in the hospital that provide patient care such as sample collection, operation theatres etc. It automates the process of managing and tracking supplies to and from every department. It is easy to implement hospital Infection control policy through the CSSD module.

    Key Features


  • CSSD module in our software helps users to have the inventory information of items that need to be sterilized, in the form of instruments, sets or items, by keeping track of such items received or issued to departments like OT, Cath Lab, ICU, Emergency and Ward in a hospital.
  • By tracking the in-out details of items, user gets ready info on items that need to be sterilized, items that are sterilized and items that are yet to be returned after sterilization etc.
  • The records of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization are maintained by CSSD module of the software. This helps in finding and analysing the effectiveness of these processes and practices.
  • Hospital can easily implement Infection Control Policy using CSSD module in our hospital management software, which improves patient safety by enforcing and checking the controls necessary from time to time, to prevent cross infection.
  • Maintains an interface with the stores to request stock online and enquire on stock levels.
  • Maintains detailed record pertaining to cleaning, disinfection and sterilization.
  • Lists and manages sterilization requests from the entire department.
  • Records the daily instruments, sets, items, etc received by various departments for sterilization.
  • Classification of the instruments, linen, etc based on the type of sterilization technique.
  • Tagging the items with the date of sterilization.
  • Scheduling maintenance of the equipment used for sterilization.

Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)

The Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) module allows orders to be entered and electronically transmitted from the point of origin to the point of patient-services thus minimizing delays, medical errors, eliminating lost paper and making information accessible to other providers. Order entry includes laboratory orders, radiology orders, procedure orders and medication orders for both inpatients and outpatients. CPOE alerts various interactions like: drug – drug interactions, drug-food interactions, drug interactions with lab test, allergies to drugs, drug interactions in pregnancy and contraindicated drugs. Clinical decision support system reduces the work of healthcare organizations and reduces clinical errors.

    Key Features


  • Improves patient care by automating and centralizing the workflow.
  • Immediate transfer of orders to lab, radiology department, pharmacy without any human intervention.
  • Prevent medication errors and adverse drug events.
  • Real time access to important clinical information.
  • Reduces variance in clinical care with use of consistent terminology.
  • Increased legibility, accuracy, and completeness of clinical prescriptions.
  • More efficient laboratory and radiology requesting and reporting.
  • Knowledge driven healthcare and clinical decision support system.
  • Enhance communication and coordination within the team.

    Key Benefits of Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE)


    Patients
  • Patients would not be prescribed allergic drugs and contraindicated drugs even accidentally.
  • Orders get executed immediately and without fail.
    Doctors
  • An error of prescribing a contraindicated drug would never occur even unknowingly.
  • Saves time by accelerating the doctors’ process of prescriptions and eliminating duplication.
    Pharmacists
  • No guess work needed to understand the illegible handwritten prescriptions.
  • Immediate receipt of doctors’ orders.
    Hospital
  • Possibility of litigation expenses arising from medication errors and dispensing of wrong medication prescriptions is eliminated.

E-Prescription

E prescription is a form of Computerized Physician Order Entry where in the doctor prescribes through a computer over a secured network eliminating the need for a handwritten prescription.

    Key Features


  • Uses a private, secure, and closed network called Surescripts®.
  • Ensures clear and unambiguous transfer of instructions to the pharmacist.

    Key Benefits


    Patients
  • Saves time and improves the operational efficiency of the pharmacy.
  • The doctor can prescribe the most cost effective medication based on the insurance coverage.

Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Keeping detailed patient medical records for continuing patient care is of utmost importance in any healthcare organization. EMR stands for Electronic Medical Record, can transform your paper clinical processes into a 24 x 7 immediate-access process. EMR is designed as a powerful, flexible and easy-to-use clinical information system targeting point-of-care, decision support and research uses.

    Key Features


  • Includes patient demographics, patient history, physical examination, investigations, diagnosis, treatment plan and progress notes.
  • Elimination of silo based inefficiencies by usage of completely unified Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
  • The templates for history taking and physical examination can be configured according to the requirements of each specialty.
  • The security system maintains confidentiality of patients’ health related information.
  • All the required data of each of the previous visits can be visualized on the ‘home’ page of the patient’s health record.
  • Realtime access to clinical information for the clinicians.
  • Usage of standardized terminology (ICD 10 CM) improves the accuracy of diagnosis.
  • Minimal usage of keyboard for typing as data entry can be made largely by clicking the mouse.

    Key Benefits of Electronic Medical Record (EMR)


    Doctors
  • Instantaneous access of patients records.
  • Instantaneous access to lab results, radiology reports and images.
  • Easy referral of patients to the concerned specialists.
  • Saves clinician’s time by minimizing data entry through intuitive documentation.
  • Increased conformation to international standards in reporting and documentation.
  • Doctor’s orders tracking and reminders for to-do lists.
  • Improves care and promotes patient safety.
  • Eliminates manual data gathering, reducing staff workload and increasing physician satisfaction.
  • Facilitates physician mobility without compromising data accessibility or security.

    Benefits


    Patients
  • Significant Reduction in waiting time.
  • Improves services, enhances process efficiency and thereby patient satisfaction.
  • No hassles carrying the lab results and radiology reports to the doctor.
  • Improved patient care as the doctors can focus on patient’s overall health.
  • Allergies permanently recorded on the patient record resulting in significant reduction of iatrogenic incidents.
  • Higher patient compliance and patient participation in care specially by use of SMS.

    Hospitals


  • Positions hospitals as progressive and technologically advanced within the community.
  • Serves as a competitive advantage for hospitals in their recruitment and retention of physicians and other clinical staff.
  • Saves valuable space by eliminating, medical records room. The personnel can be redeployed to other areas to enhance patient service and quality.
  • Improvement of quality standards to international level.
  • Increases revenue and reduce cost.
  • No lost charts or medical records.

Infection Control

The infection control suite is a novel package that tracks all the hospital acquired infections throughout the year. This module helps the management in tracking and controlling the outbreaks of hospital acquired infection. It is linked up with the wards, the OT, labs and the ICU. The beauty of the module is that it detects the hospital acquired infection automatically and analyses the results.

    Key Features


  • The main highlight is that the data collection is done automatically from different part of the hospital and no human intervention is needed.
  • Identification of outbreaks of Hospital Acquired Infection.
  • It identifies the source, the organism causing hospital acquired infection and the risk factors.
  • The exact location of the outbreak of an infection can be identified and the patients traced.
  • Identify the patients who shared the ward and occupied the bed after the outbreak was identified.
  • Generate antibiogram report (graphical/ table view).
  • Generate unit specific antibiogram report.
  • Identification of multi drug resistant microbes.
  • Monitor the consumption of antibiotic under different headings (doctor/ department/location wise).

    Benefits of Infection Control


    Patients
  • Prompt identification of a hospital infection outbreak to isolate the vulnerable patients.
  • Identification of patients who could possibly contact infection from the infected patient.
    Hospital
  • Early control of outbreak of infections.
  • Periodic surveillance and monitoring of antibiotic usage reduces the incidence of unnecessary prescription.

Lab Information System (LIS)

This module caters to the requirement of clinical biochemistry, clinical pathology, microbiology, immunology etc. The lab information system streamlines all the process at the lab right from sample collection to result entry and transfer. Due authorization is done at the end of the process to make the process foolproof.

    Key Features


  • The lab machines including the auto analyzers are interfaced with the hospital information system and their complete operations are automated without human intervention.
  • HL7 standards incorporates the ability to receive data from other lab machines.
  • Sample management system creates barcodes and tracks the samples of blood, saliva, urine etc.
  • Assures that the technicians complete all the pending tests.
  • Generates automated results from various laboratory machines and updates patient records.
  • Ability to handle large number of specimens without compromising on safety.
  • Efficient tracking of specimens by usage of bar codes for the specimens.

    Benefits


    Doctors
  • The lab results of critical patients would be notified instantaneously to the doctor.
  • All the lab results would be submitted directly to the doctor.
    Patients
  • No delay in the execution of doctors’ orders.
  • No need to make repeat visits to collect the results.
  • No mix-up of samples of different patients at the lab.
    Lab Technician
  • Immediate receipt of the doctors’ orders to perform a lab test.
  • Easier reporting of lab results of the patients.

Nursing Information System (NIS)

This module optimizes the nursing services with respect to the execution of orders from CPOE. Nursing information system (NIS) manages clinical data from a variety of healthcare environments made available in a timely and orderly fashion to aid nurses in improving patient care. Nursing information system module keeps track of the instructions to the nurses and the execution status of those orders.

    Key Features


  • Serves as a one stop solution for all activities of the nursing staff.
  • Incorporates all the aspects such as nursing assessment, nursing plan, drug administration, nursing memo/note, nursing worksheet, body temp chart, nursing tabulation chart, nurse duty roster, nursing rhythm chart.
  • Clinical whiteboards integrates real-time scheduling with EMR integration to enhance nursing work flow.

    Benefits of Nursing Information System


    Doctors
  • Can be confident that all the orders would be executed and none would be overlooked.
  • Graphical representation of all the vital signs and other parameters for easier comparison.
    Nurses
  • Any missed order would be promptly shown as an alert.
  • Any order from the doctor would be immediately transferred to the nursing station.
  • The nurses do not have to specifically search the records for newer orders; the orders would be notified to them.
    Patients
  • Absolutely no delay in the execution of doctors’ orders.

Operation Theater (OT) Management

All the major activities under the operation theatre are monitored by this module. This module helps in managing the entire activities of the operation theatre right from patient scheduling to the transfer to the wards after the surgery.

    Key Features


  • Schedule the allocation of operation theatres and operating teams systematically.
  • Recording details of an operation including list of surgeons, attending nurses, operation notes, nursing notes, operating time etc.
  • The module connects the OT to blood bank, pharmacy, consumables and investigation centres. The module also links up with the accounting and financial module.
  • Template driven OT notes helps maintain all the details of any procedure conducted in the OT.
  • The cost of any procedure can be calculated in a scientific manner based on configurable parameters.

    Benefits


    Patients
  • The surgery is scheduled systematically and the patient need to leave the ward only on time.
  • Previous investigations and records are easily accessible to the operating surgeon.
    OT Staff
  • Every consumable that is used up for a procedure can be easily recorded without any mistake.
  • Billing of consumables to patients can be done without any confusion.
    Doctors
  • OT notes which are template driven does not let even a minor event from being overlooked.
  • Can have instantaneous access to all the previous records of the patient.
  • Generate the schedule of a team of doctors for a procedure.
    Hospital
  • Streamlines the operations of the OT.

Radiology Information System (RIS) / PACS

Radiology information system module manages the functions of radiology and imaging services. The module manages the maintenance of various results derived from diagnosis and reports the result to the concerned departments. Radiology information system processes radiology orders, tracks the investigation status, records reports and does the integration of digital images.

    Key Features


  • Records, stores, manages and accesses all varieties of multimedia content – from images to videos.
  • Reports can be generated automatically using MS Office and sent to concerned doctor.
  • The provision to attach images and radiology reports to the patients’ medical records facilitates simultaneous view of both.
  • It has the feature of viewing images and reports through the web and emails.
  • Integration facility with NeMIAS PACS system ensures easy storage and retrieval.
  • The parameters of the image such as contrast etc can be adjusted for maximum functional advantage.
  • CD/DVD burning facility relieves the patients from carrying the bulky images for every visit.
  • Due authorization process enforced by the software ensures that the results are accurate.

    Benefits


    Doctors
  • The doctors have an uniform template for report generation.
  • The consulting doctor can correlate the records, the images and the reports.
  • The images will be available along with the patient records for referral anytime.
    Patients
  • Patient need not pay for the film of the radiology investigation.
  • Fixation of the investigation timings from the nursing station or from the counter.
  • No need to make repeat visits to collect the results.
    Hospital
  • Relieve the purchase department from buying films for the hospital.
  • Cost savings in the form of space required for storage of films.