Digital clinical data for Occupational Medicine companies

Most Occupational Medicine companies perform periodic examinations where doctors record the data in blank paper forms. This practice represents a waste of time, because the doctor must question each patient about old episodes of work accidents and diseases that the company already knows. Employees may also omit important records. And it is known that this type of control is done against the clock, because the labor doctors have little time to review all the employees of a company. The digital clinical history would solve this problem.

The ART in Argentina and other countries are providers of Labour Insurance, covering work accidents and occupational diseases. These ART run periodical checkups of every worker, looking for work-related health problems. These companies are starting to request that the occupational medicine companies inform them in real time about the work accidents and the results of the periodic exams. This also implies to record all the data in a fast way, that both companies agree on the format and on the interconnection norms of both servers. Usually the HL7 standard is used, but this is not implemented in all the digital systems used in our environment. OpenEMR is ideal for this purpose, because it can also be used in a tablet or even a cell phone, whether the system runs in the cloud or in a local server of the company. It is required to program some simple forms for the most common events in each company, and to make an appropriate interface for the connection of the servers.

The business can expand. The ART can propose the use of this system to other occupational medicine companies. Likewise, the adopting labor medicine company can offer the interconnection of servers to other ARTs with which it works.

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Our Inpatient Module for OpenEMR

The hospitalization system covers the main data registration needs in a hospital or clinic.

The first stage is to create the beds. A bed is always inside a room, in turn within a floor and within an area. The area can be General, Emergency, Surgery,
Maternity, Intensive therapy, etc. The beds can be male/female, have TV or Oxygen. Other features can be added upon request. Continue reading “Our Inpatient Module for OpenEMR”

Inpatient module for OpenEMR – Ongoing project

The OpenEMR was originally for outpatients, but many claimed a new feature that allows the monitoring of hospitalizations. We are developing an Inpatient Module, including location, type of bed, floor, room, bed number, additional room , such as TV and oxygen, etc.

The reports include: Free beds – Inpatient days – Standard Inpatient  Number – Released patients – Accumulated cost for bed use

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What OpenEMR usage statistics reveal

There is a variety of data that can be obtained by analyzing the OpenEMR clinical history system, and at this moment we have in sight the use data of an important clinic in Southern Argentina, where we installed the system 3 years ago.

We can see how much each doctor uses the system, if they do it well or with errors, and which aspects can be improved. When several users committ the same mistakes, it is obvious that a global strategy needs to be implemented.

We see that less than 10% of the system’s features are actually being used. Most users ignore the available features, and prefer typing instead of selecting options from a menu. Apparently there is no local leader that can guide the rest of the users in taking true advantage of the available system. There is no effective coordination of the data entry and processing tasks. Continue reading “What OpenEMR usage statistics reveal”

How to see X Ray images in the computer

In order to record X rays  a Pacs – Dicom server is usually needed. A demo for a DICOM reader is located at:

http://medical-records.net/dicom3/

This is a tomography (X Ray in multiple layers), and can be enlarged, reduced, brightened, darkened, and moved around.

This is quite a complex issue, the readers usually work together with PACS  servers. PACS mean: picture archiving and communication system. They provide security, compression, backup, instant communication (the radiologist notifies the clinician about the imagen availability), etc. There is also a wide price margin, from free to multimillion dollar figures.

There are many options for advanced users, and they can be installed gradually by end user request.  We always suggest separate servers for systems and data, because images are very demanding in terms of gigabytes.

Ask us about PACS server installation in your site or ours.

Some FAQ for advanced features

Q.: I want it to be easy to find providers by Specialty, so that the patient who looks for a Pediatrician finds it right away.

A.: It is not foreseen. You can put the specialty after the surname, in the function of Administrator – Users. For example, Dr. Blanca Pérez Pediatra.

Q.:  I want to see an example of Provider schedule (doctors) In the system www.Medical-records.net I created Dr. Blanca Pérez Pediatra, who works on Thursday, all day (light blue). See the Calendar.

Q.: I want the patient to be able to see their data and provide new information.

A.: The patient portal allows the patient to see their information. You can enter as a patient to the system at , and for the case of the patient Alvaro Alvarez you can enter with the user: Alvaro159 and the password: demo11    We created for this patient an appointment on November 1, 2019, as can be seen from the patient portal. For the patient to provide data, such as pressure, diet, feelings in case of psychiatry or psychology, etc., we must add a handler of Wordlpress content. Ask us about it.

Q.: Can a national system of coding practices and medical prices be used?

A.: I see that the RIPS for use in Colombia uses the ICD10, International Classification of Diseases. At this moment our demo has the ICD9 and SNOMED in English. If necessary, special databases can be adapted to replace existing ones.

Q.: Can a national system be used to transmit data to an insurer?

A.: The RIPS system used in Colombia is not foreseen in the system and must be programmed. The system used in the USA is the X12, comes by default in the system, and is not the same, but can be used as a basis for programming.

Q.: How to recover password?

A.: For now there is no way to recover a forgotten password.

Q.: I need a series of questions for a specialty that should be available

A.: You can incorporate templates to structure the questions that the doctor asks the patient, thus facilitating the task of data entry.

Q.: I want a graphic with the human body or an organ, to indicate a pain or event.

A.: For example, I added a ” Graphic form of pain “as an example of a form. At our demo site, patient Alvaro Alvarez, at the meeting on May 19, I recorded a pain in the abdomen. You can see it in the Summary of Visits. A new tab appears in the Current Visit form, called Miscellaneous – Graf.Dolor Map, where you can find the form to record graphic data.

Legal value of the Electronic Medical Record (Argentina)

This issue always arises in medical areas, especially hospitals. Sometimes, the possible unfavorable legal implications of computerization are an excuse for not computerizing, although increasingly weaker. Sometimes the subject highlights the inadequacy of the current legislation, still several decades behind reality.
For example, at a recent symposium in the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires, a doctor from this advanced pioneer center in Medical Informatics, complained that as a result of a court case, a lawyer asked to seize the patient’s medical history, for which the judge wanted to take a complete server from the Data Center of the Hospital. This, regardless of the damage caused to the tens of thousands of patients whose stories resided on that same server.
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English description – PresuHisClinDig Budgeter for EMR

PresuHisClinDig is a software application that provides a cost estimation for an Electronic Medical Record System.

The budgeter is mainly oriented to OpenEMR – OpenEMR is an open source, free software for medical records. It fulfills all the security and quality requirements for HIPAA and other public agencies in the US. It supports the HL7 data exchange standard, exporting “Continuity of Care” documents with all the patient data, in a standard, compatible format.

PresuHisClinDig – screen shot:

The software is free to download, install and use. Professionals can charge for additional services, customization, hosting and related services.

PresuHisClinDig

This software calculates the cost of installation and maintenance of OpenEMR and other software, depending on the number of using doctors, patients and other variables. You can also check our online calculator.

Order PresuHisClinDig

No need to order. Just download from the link above, install and use.

Download here the full software for Digital Health Records, OpenEMR.

In these links you can download the OpenEMR system, to be used in any language. We support English and Spanish versions.

The page: Download OpenEMR contains the main links. Our clients receive the updated terminology table, in international Spanish, from which we have refined almost 20 unnecessary languages. We also have teaching materials in .pdf and PowerPoint formats, with the main tasks performed by users (doctors, nurses or administrative). The Windows version is 43.8 mb. It requires to run an Apache server emulation, with PHP and MySQL. The complete version, with the XAMPP system (Apache emulator, PHP, MySQL and mail), has 227 mb and can be downloaded from the aforementioned page. If you have a Linux system, for example Debian or Ubuntu, download your version (of 33 mb) on the Oem.org project site.

After installing the software on a local area server, which can be any Windows machine, perform the tasks of configuration and adaptation to local needs. These tasks include definition of care centers, professionals in charge of medical services, opening hours, health insurance available, etc. Regarding the system itself, there are many modules that are enabled or disabled according to the needs of users. If you are not an expert in this type of computer-medical-administrative task, ask about our initial configuration service, training and support.

Most of the queries we receive are referred to:

– prescription printing

– permits for different members of the patient’s equipment

– portal, so that the patient sees the information regarding his measurements and observations, as well as his appointments with health professionals.

– Security: intrusion control, backup

-capacity of the equipment, to manage speed and number of transactions.

– maintenance costs in our servers or in the cloud

– requirements to bill health companies, hospitals, insurers

– customized developments

This is the descriptor of the software in PAD File format —– To download free software for Digital Clinical Records, go to the Oem.org  site.

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Free software installation for electronic medical records: OpenEMR

The software for clinical history can be proprietary or public, depending on the type of license adopted by the author. In addition, they may have cost or be free. OpenEMR is a clinical history computerization solution that offers the greatest advantages in terms of cost, ease of use, support and security, and has the advantages of being public and free.

OPENEMR is an international project, with more than 45,000 installations in all the world, and hundreds of active developers. Because of its size, it has more than 1000 features,  Openemr has many features, well above most commercial systems. The OpenEMR project is managed by Sourceforge.net, the platform more widespread for open source and free projects.

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