Medico legal and patient safety through information dissemination


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Technology can be at the forefront of patient safety and avoid doctors falling into medical legal issues. Communication is the key and technology provides some good mediums for the same

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Medico legal and patient safety through information dissemination

  1. 1. Medico Legal and Patient Safety Through Information Dissemination via Technology<br />AdityaPatkar<br />Plus91 Technologies<br />Twitter: @adityapatu<br />Email:<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  2. 2. Doctors are running scarred <br />with potential Medico Legal<br /> hazards they may have to face<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  3. 3. Even the most successful and prepared doctor<br />faces moments of risk in practice<br /> Human Error Too much Work<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  4. 4. Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />The key to providing genuine <br /> Patient Safety <br /> and covering future Medico Legal <br /> pain points is Adequate & Accurate <br />transfer of Information<br />
  5. 5. The <br /> Easiest <br />Cheapest<br /> Most convenient <br />method of information dissemination is by using<br />Technology<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  6. 6. Two methods of Information Transfer for Patient Safety:<br />Unstructured – Easily available, everyday use, may not be usable in Court of Law<br /> VS<br />Structured – Tougher to find, Maybe Paid, Should stand up in Court of Law<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  7. 7. 3 possible type of communication:<br />Communicate to reduce chances of Error!<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  8. 8. Doctor and Patient<br /> Unstructured: <br />SMS<br />SMS Medication Reminders, Report Values<br />Use the phone to let your patients know information they need instantly<br />SMS stays on record with the police and phone company<br />SMS lets the patient know you care outside your consulting room<br />Email<br />Email Reports and Results<br />Make the patient travel less<br />Send Documents as PDFs<br />Stays on record<br />Email communication is known to improve patient responsiveness<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  9. 9. Doctor and Patient<br />Structured:<br />Patient Safety Software<br />Patient Safety Software reminds you about Consents and lets you take consent confirmations via electronic signatures and thumb prints<br />Improve quality of communication and force patient to confirm what is being said<br />Website<br />Simple medium to talk to and educate all your patients<br />Patients can read at their own convenience<br />Update and Upgrade at your convenience<br />Personal health records<br />Patient updates personal health record over time to ensure accuracy in data and no immediate judgement from the doctor, hence less fear of revealing history<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  10. 10. Doctors and Healthcare Staff<br />Unstructured:<br />Email<br />Email exchanges between staff and doctors help each other to stay on top of the situation<br />With Push Mail this information is now instantly accessed<br />SMS<br />From extreme emergencies do not shy away from SMS<br />Make you keep the information Short and Simple<br />Telemedicine<br />Allows you to video conference with Doctors and Other staff<br />Helps better communicate emotion and perception<br />Allows real time access of same data to help explain better<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  11. 11. Doctors and Healthcare Staff<br />Structured:<br />EMR<br />Authentic Medical Information about a patient in a structured pre-defined format<br />Built in checks and measure to ensure accurate data<br />Alerts<br />Task Lists <br />Alerts using the EMR software or other reminder software<br />Carry out important tasks, alerts help you remember<br />Information carried in Pen Drives and Smart Cards help understand situation better and quicker<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  12. 12. Inanimate Objects & Health Staff/Doctors/Patients<br />Unstructured:<br />Medicine Coding<br />Color Coding medicines for like sounding names<br />Using Software to know which medicine is stored where<br />Office Documents<br />Using MS Office or Open Office to deal with Patient Schedules, Inventory and Patient Reports<br />Internet<br />Using the Internet to search for information on how to use a certain instrument or help with a latest procedure<br />Internet helps you communicate with manufacturers and wholsalers to ensure accurate information and supply<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  13. 13. Inanimate Objects & Health Staff/Doctors/Patients<br />Structured:<br />Bar Coding<br />Bar Coding Medicines and Blood Bags to ensure the correct one is given<br />Can also check counterfeits and expiry dates<br />Reminders<br />Using EMR based reminders to transfer correct and on time information about a patient<br />RFID tagging<br />Using RFID tags to locate and search for instruments, medical equipment, even patients!<br />Check Lists<br />Using Pre-Defined check lists of phones and tablets to ensure you follow process<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />
  14. 14. Thank You<br />Plus91 Technologies Private Limited<br />