Digital Medical Records for institutions

The computerization of clinical data is an irreversible global trend, and it is indisputable that it streamlines and improves patient service. The data becomes auditable, monitored and transferable.
There are many commercial products to computerize the medical history, both in desktops and in the cloud. Their cost is generally proportional to the amount of benefits they offer.
OpenEMR offers the same amount of benefits as the products of 10,000 dollars or more.  But this software is free and open source, which means it can be obtained free of charge, and modified to taste without paying licenses.
OpenEMR is the system with the most installations in the world, in more than 15,000 institutions with at least 45,000 professionals, which generated a broad base of users and developers that makes it popular and easy to adapt and modify. Continue reading “Digital Medical Records for institutions”

EMR – Remote Management Services

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Our EMR Support Services

This website provides support for OpenEMR, a free open source solution for Electronic Medical Records, in English and in Spanish.

    • We install your Online system for Electronic Medical Records
    • Web server and database server rental.
    • Options for own domain, own website, own hardware and software.
    • Domain certificate for Secure Server, such as https://SecureWebServer.com
    • Digital Signatures for Doctors and other sensitive users.

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Digital Medical History – Background

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The Electronic Medical Records issue is quite complex, because there is no standard yet, and thousands of competing applications try to conquer the big clients. Some are Open Source, some are free, many are sold. A few countries and states have decided to implement a single EMR application, to lower costs and focus all the development effort in a single product. However, not even Socialist countries have reached that goal.

The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is the centre of many new health businesses. Health care is now 95% direct and 5% remote. In the near future, it will be the other way around.

The need for competition in this area is possibly paramount to achieve safety, usability, acceptance and other quality parameters.

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english description openemr website

OpenEMR is a very complete system for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) or even Electronic Health Records (EHR). It is written in PHP code with Javascript and MySQL database. It is very complete open source code, free, that can be downloaded from the official Oemr site.

Anyone can download it, install it and make the modifications to the code that are necessary to adapt the system to the particular needs of a client.

We have developed a system to download printable forms with additional variables to those that come by default. This helps the clinics transition from paper to electronic format. Also we created a score of forms commonly used in external and internal attention.
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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

Inpatient Module

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”

Cost of the Electronic Medical Record system

Factors affecting the cost of the EMR

Factors based on number of users, data volume, implemented features 

There are many variables to consider to estimate the installation cost of an EMR system.

These are the standard questions about the final users, which we usually ask in order to quote an installation and a maintenance service. The answer will give us an idea of the intensity of use, of user diversity, of the amount of data to be managed and of the complexity of the initial installation and subsequent adaptations and configurations.

Questions for the health administrators

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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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Installation of OpenEMR in a medium size clinic in Southern Argentina.

We have installed OpenEMR in a medium size clinic, in the province of Chubut, Argentina, in September 2016. So far, 7 months later, there are 100 registered users and almost 10,000 patients. There were no problems so far.

The administration asked us for some reports, beyond those programmed in the OpenEMER system. For example, a list of patients without health insurance. We solved it with a customized MySQL query.

A Gynecology form was implemented with some standard questions.

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