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  • 1. GTI Infotel is an ISO 9001:2008 organisation providing the healthcare industry an open source EHR. GTI Customizes, Installs & Support the Electronic Health Record (EHR) System GTI VistA
  • 2. Configuration, customization and implementation of nursing module in VistA hospital information system at Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi.
  • 3. Key Learning
  • 4. Review of literature • • Nursing User Manual of VistA • Technical Manual and Package Security Guide1997. • VistA CPRS Guide GUI version-2011 • , • VistA-HealtheVet Monograph 2008 - 2009
  • 5. • Smooth functioning of all sub modules in VistA nursing modules at JPNATC • Customization of CPRS template that reflect the actual nursing work flow. • Cofiguration of Nursing administration menu( through PuTTy) in VistA nursing modules.
  • 6. Nursing module in VistA can deliver
  • 7. The Nursing module is comprised of multiple components - i.e., Nursing Administration, Education & Training, Nursing Schedules, Clinical Care, and Quality Assurance.
  • 8. Objectives • Perform functional assessment in the nursing administration department , emergency department and critical care to assess need analysis • Collect the current paper documents convert them and create the templates in CPRS test server to be used as electronic patient records
  • 9. Gap Analysis Future State Full utilisation of VistA nursing modules for electronically (paperless) record all patient nursing care in ED and ICU. Current Situation Paper based patient nursing care record and report, illegible,not timely,time consuming,not centrally accessed.only one person can access record at a time
  • 10. Indicators Current Situation Future State Quantitative 5 to 10 % nursing documentation being done in JPNATC ED and ICU. 95 to 100 % nursing record and report will be entered electronically in VistA EHR Qualitative Compliance rate is poor , no methodical data entry by nurses or nurse administration All relevant data entry into templates fields.
  • 11. Emergency Department clinical workflow Patient in ED Request form slip for TC no. TC no. generated Barcode stickers Use for ID in all documents Vitals and nurse notes Medication/radi ology orders
  • 12. Medsphere CPRS templates ( downloadable ready to use )
  • 13. PUTTY screen shots for nursing administration menus: GTM database accessed through PuttY :
  • 14. VistA-Nursing module • Administration, Education, Clinical, Quality Assurance, and Package management • Administration: Tracks staff information. Generates management reports on employees. Accumulates daily statistics on the number of patients treated. Generates daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly AMIS Reports. Provides workload statistics based on AMIS data. Provides miscellaneous patient acuity reports.
  • 15. • Tracks staff information including: personal/demographic data, previous professional • experience, work assignments, grade, licensure, professional education, end of probationary period • license renewals, certification, vacancies, reason for vacancy
  • 16. Terminal in the ICU-JPNATC