Improving Quality of Patient Information
Haroon, Fahim Alex
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The level of data to process and the need of up-to-date data for quick analysis and decision-making are vital to retain its present position and growth in the industry. Hence, the Slic Laser decided to computerize their clinic through Electronic Patient Record (EPR). To find the existing status and system requirement for Slick Laser Clinic the author spend most of his time with clinic technicians, doctors and patients. The author also made a number of visits to their Head Office and had lot of discussions with the Managers and Technicians related to different activities. The author is trying to characterize his findings, which are: The clinic is in need of automation, in all departments with full integration for quick decision-making and increase efficiency. Presently, the clinic has few software developed by its own employees has very poor value in today's integrated concepts. This software covers few areas of data storage only. The rest of the jobs are done in manually with chances of error. Electronic Patient Record software has been recommended to capture various patient data with Ad-hoc report capability by which the clinicians will be able to generate various reports for data analysis. A back-up mass storage hard-drive needs to be put into place which will serve dual purpose. In case of any loss in primary hard-drive, back-up hard-drive will be used to retrieve lost data. In addition the clinicians will be able to perform data-mining in the future on this mass storage hard-drive. Upon initial negotiations, the implementation of the demo system is scheduled in the summer of 2007 which will be further enhanced in the near future.