Electronic Identification of Patients, available in Romania
Teamnet Dedalus has presented, in premiere, a complete automated flow of electronic patient identification at the National Conference on Modern Medical Management in Private Clinics and Hospitals from Mamaia, between June 14th – 16th. When implemented in a hospital or a medical clinic, such a flow contributes to obtaining up to 100% complete and accurate data for reporting purposes, to increasing the speed of filling in the data and a higher accuracy of the healthcare services provided to each and every patient:
”The flow increases the safety and accuracy of healthcare services provided to the patient, at the same time with reducing the operational time. By accessing and filling in the medical record, in e-format, and with electronic patient identification, a doctor saves up an average of 31 minutes/patient/day, increases by 20% the data completeness and by 50% its accuracy. “Ivo Sccardo, Marketing Manager Dedalus SPA and representative of Teamnet Dedalus
The patient’s electronic identification process begins upon arrival at the hospital and continues even after their discharge out of hospital. Upon registration, the patient is identified by having their identity card scanned, and the data is sent to the information system. In the hospital, electronic identification is done by means of a wristband which has a unique bar code and the patient’s name printed, which is useful, especially in the AIC (Anaesthesia and Intensive Care), Operating Theater, Obstetrics and Gynecology units. Identification is carried out by means of a bar code reader and enables access to all the medical information of the patient, in e-format, just by their bedside. After being discharged from the hospital, the patient logs in with their own credentials on the hospital portal and can view the medical record throughout their stay in hospital: admissions to the hospital, diagnosis, procedures, lab test results or radiographies, treatment and prescriptions.
Electronic identification is centered on the patient’s medical records, where all medical and administrative data is centralized; the record is available both on fixed and mobile terminals: tablet, laptop or desktop. Thus, the most frequent issues with paper forms in the healthcare area are ruled out: incomplete forms by 20%, non-compliant data 50%, missing reports 10%, missing medication 2%, as per a survey conducted in 2014 by the School of Management, Politecnico di Milano. Besides, such a record brings together all the patient’s medical information, from all wards and from the ambulatory of the hospital: referrals, treatment, pathology, lab test results, diet, surgeries, allergies etc.
“In the current context in Romania, the implementation of the e-health records in the hospital or clinic and the patient’s electronic identification are competitive advantages for healthcare providers, but not for long. In Europe, such information systems are common practice in hospitals. Doctors have more time for interacting with patients, because they spend less time filling in forms; alarms and notifications may be set in case of inconsistencies between the patient’s disease and the treatment, for instance, and the access to the patient’s data is instantaneous, at their bedside „ Ivo Saccardo adds.
The patients’ electronic identification by means of ARMONIAsanita is carried out together with our partner, Eutron.