Paper based discharge summaries are often illegible, incomplete or received too late for the information to be considered clinically useful. Electronic discharge summaries can address known deficiencies and improve the continuity of care, communication and accuracy of data in discharge summaries.
Our web-based eDischarge solution enables doctors to rapidly record all diagnoses, treatments & medications at the point of care. Consultants can review & approve discharge summaries even after the patient has left the hospital. If the consultant sees any omissions or errors, these can be added or corrected to the updated summary filed and sent to the patients GP instantaneously on approval.
On admission, a central repository is created that includes a Shared Patient Index and the Episodes of Care for each patient. Once the episode is created the NCHD (Non Consultant Hospital Doctor) may commence the creation of the electronic summary. The discharge coordinator will finalise the data capture and will print the summary on Patient discharge. The printed summary may be filed in the patients chart and a hard copy handed to the patient. It’s the printing of the summary that will trigger the delivery of the summary to the patients’ GP electronically. The consultant can either approve or can update the summary to provide some specific additional information.
The consultant review typically occurs after the patient has been discharged and after the summary has been printed and transferred to the GP.
Minimum training required as system is simple and intuitive.
Improvement of patient outcomes due to controlled accessible & controlled continuation of care.
The delivery of complete and accurate records of care at discharge.
The creation of an instantly accessible record of care, available on all workstations to authenticated users.
Billing information can immediately be retrieved from the database.
If patients are re-admitted, all previous history is available.
Medication Management Functionality reduces prescription errors and re-admission rates.
The discharge letter when approved is immediately sent to the GP via email or in a HL7 format.
Zero footprint on a PC, tablet or PDA means hospital wide deployment is simple & secure.