Six More Hospitals Deploy Open Source Emergency Medical Record Solution
Since September 2006, Grenoble University Hospital and Atos Origin have equipped six new hospitals with the Emergency Medical Record solution, which will be presented at the Emergency Medicine trade show to be held at the Palais des Congrès in Paris from May 30 to June 1 (exhibitor booth B14).
“We’re facing constantly growing demand for emergency medical services and we need efficient resources to address it,” says Dr. Afif Kaddour of the Grenoble University Hospital. “The Emergency Medical Record delivers an effective solution for optimizing patient reception and managing the diagnosis and therapeutic processes. Its deployment significantly reduces administrative tasks while improving communication among caregivers, thanks to the seamless transmission of management and alert information.”
Developed by the Grenoble University Hospital, the open source Emergency Medical Record solution is now being offered to public and private sector emergency rooms through the combined expertise of the Grenoble University Hospital and Atos Origin.
The solution’s deployment at six additional hospitals has confirmed its success among emergency healthcare professionals. It is now being used in more than 32 emergency rooms in France to address such critical EMS issues as:
-Managing waiting patients.
-Tracking patient care.
-Managing clinical observation and prescription protocols.
-Automatically transmitting emergency care reports and statistics to healthcare information servers.
-Communicating with family doctors.
-Compiling activity statistics.
The Emergency Medical Record has been ported to Microsoft’s .NET platform by teams from the Grenoble University Hospital and Atos Origin.
“Efficient computerization of these processes was absolutely essential,” notes Benoît Valencia, Director of the Healthcare/Social Services market at Atos Origin. “The Emergency Medical Record represents a groundbreaking business model since the lack of a licensing fee means that budgets can be totally allocated to optimizing EMS capabilities and delivering the implementation and support services that guarantee the project’s success.
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