Neerogi - A Patient Information Management System (PIMS)

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Neerogi - A Patient Information Management System (PIMS)

  1. 1. Neerogi - A Patient Information Management System (PIMS) Imesh Gunaratne Apache Committer, Technical Lead - WSO2 Inc 14th November 2013, Base Hospital Wathupitiwala, Sri Lanka
  2. 2. The Initiative How did this initiative began?
  3. 3. The Initiative ➔ This PIMS project was initiated by Dr. Thusith Gunawardane. ➔ It was developed in my free time. ➔ We named it Neerogi. The name might change. ➔ Published on the internet as an open source software project: http://github.com/neerogi ➔ Initially being used at Base Hospital Wathupitiwala, Sri Lanka.
  4. 4. Advantages of Using A PIMS Why use a such system?
  5. 5. Advantages of Using A PIMS ➔ Quick access to patient information. ➔ Improved data collection ➔ Increased staff productivity ➔ Increased patient satisfaction with services ➔ Improved communication between departments ➔ Quality of care ➔ Reduced medical errors ➔ More efficient use of staff time
  6. 6. Aggregated Patient Data ➔ A PIMS could analyze patient data in an aggregated manner. ➔ For an example patient data could be summarized in different medical specialities and analyze results. ➔ The results could highlight various aspects of medical specialities. ➔ Based on gender, age groups, regions, time period, etc. ➔ This technology is called BIG Data in IT.
  7. 7. Benefits of Aggregated Patient Data ➔ Useful in national level planning ➔ Programme management ➔ Monitoring and evaluation ➔ Disease surveillance ➔ Understanding disease trends
  8. 8. What Could Neerogi Do? The Functionality of The System
  9. 9. What Could Neerogi Do? ➔ Manage Hospital Information ◆ Hospital ● Doctors Information
  10. 10. What Could Neerogi Do? ➔ Manage Patient Information. ◆ Patient’s Personal Information ◆ Allergies ◆ Social History ◆ Consultations ◆ Medical Conditions
  11. 11. What Could Neerogi Do? ◆ Medical Conditions ● Medical Speciality/Sub Speciality ● Diagnosis ● History ● Examination Findings ● Problems Identified ● Management Plan ● Follow Up ● Investigations & Treatments
  12. 12. Demonstration A live demonstration of Neerogi
  13. 13. Conclusion ➔ Neerogi is a Free and Open Source Patient Information Management System (PIMS). ➔ Anyone could contribute to it by: ◆ Suggesting features ◆ Writing documentation: https://github. com/neerogi/neerogi/wiki ◆ Reporting issues: https://github. com/neerogi/neerogi/issues
  14. 14. References ➔ Management of Patient Information - World Health Organization: http://apps.who. int/iris/bitstream/10665/76794/1/9789241504645_eng .pdf
  15. 15. Thank you

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