Computerisation of clinics
in public funded
(Government) hospitals has
been cursory at best.
Typically a doctor spends less than 2 minutes
on a patient, during which time he has to
listen to patients complaints, formulate a
diagnosis & treatment plan and write down
the notes in the patients clinic card as well as
in the hospital record (EMR etc).
CLINICIANS WISHLIST FOR CLINICS
See Scheduled Appointments
Look up previous visits, labs, PACS images
Take Clinical photographs, store with patients
record & retrieve at leisure
Do all this in less than 60 seconds!
We tried to enter in EMR system in OPD for
nearly two years(2011,2012)
But we got 0% compliance.
Automated Tablet based
messaging system and
anywhere anytime access for doctors
1. Patient calls call centre for
2. Call centre checks Dr.
schedule and allocates a slot to
3. mCURA platform shows
appointment list to doctor
when doctor logs in the tablet
4. Doctor retrieves patient
record and adds advice/take
pics/ reviews radiology images
and assign next visit time
5. Reminder sent to patient
mobile 72 hrs – 48 hrs to fix
appointment for review
•Appointment schedule and sms based
token number messaging
•OPD Notes that includes Patient’s wound
•Integrated PACS where Dr. can mark their
comments on a specific image slice
•Drug index access so to select drugs and
review other attributes of drugs formula
•OPD notes on their own handwriting
•Next visit entry and sms reminder to
Started in Jan 2013
Test trial given for 2 month with continuous
Feed back was taken and added the
Implemented live from march 2013
Compliance rate has increased in last three
In august we had 50% usage of tablets in OPD.
Patients are also satisfied with this as a copy
remains in the hospital also
A change in the existing system of manual
notes to the tablet usage was very tough.
Continuous training and motivation was
done by NIS.
More over in a busy OPD any time lag was not
acceptable to the physician.
Network should be uninterrupted to get good
No OPD records were available to the Hospital
Now we have a computerized record in which the
we can see the records by web interface from
anywhere in hospital.
In one pt file we can attach the notes ,x-ray
images,wound images which can be revived again
in next visit.
It is helpful to get a statistical data of the
outpatients which helps in research purpose.
It is now web interfaced so any doctor can
access the record of his/her opd visit in their