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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

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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  • 1. Medico Legal and Patient Safety Through Information Dissemination via Technology
    AdityaPatkar
    Plus91 Technologies
    Twitter: @adityapatu
    Email: a.patkar@plus91.in
    Plus91 Technologies Private Limited
  • 2. Doctors are running scarred
    with potential Medico Legal
    hazards they may have to face
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  • 3. Even the most successful and prepared doctor
    faces moments of risk in practice
    Human Error Too much Work
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  • 4. Plus91 Technologies Private Limited
    The key to providing genuine
    Patient Safety
    and covering future Medico Legal
    pain points is Adequate & Accurate
    transfer of Information
  • 5. The
    Easiest
    Cheapest
    Most convenient
    method of information dissemination is by using
    Technology
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  • 6. Two methods of Information Transfer for Patient Safety:
    Unstructured – Easily available, everyday use, may not be usable in Court of Law
    VS
    Structured – Tougher to find, Maybe Paid, Should stand up in Court of Law
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  • 7. 3 possible type of communication:
    Communicate to reduce chances of Error!
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  • 8. Doctor and Patient
    Unstructured:
    SMS
    SMS Medication Reminders, Report Values
    Use the phone to let your patients know information they need instantly
    SMS stays on record with the police and phone company
    SMS lets the patient know you care outside your consulting room
    Email
    Email Reports and Results
    Make the patient travel less
    Send Documents as PDFs
    Stays on record
    Email communication is known to improve patient responsiveness
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  • 9. Doctor and Patient
    Structured:
    Patient Safety Software
    Patient Safety Software reminds you about Consents and lets you take consent confirmations via electronic signatures and thumb prints
    Improve quality of communication and force patient to confirm what is being said
    Website
    Simple medium to talk to and educate all your patients
    Patients can read at their own convenience
    Update and Upgrade at your convenience
    Personal health records
    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
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  • 10. Doctors and Healthcare Staff
    Unstructured:
    Email
    Email exchanges between staff and doctors help each other to stay on top of the situation
    With Push Mail this information is now instantly accessed
    SMS
    From extreme emergencies do not shy away from SMS
    Make you keep the information Short and Simple
    Telemedicine
    Allows you to video conference with Doctors and Other staff
    Helps better communicate emotion and perception
    Allows real time access of same data to help explain better
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  • 11. Doctors and Healthcare Staff
    Structured:
    EMR
    Authentic Medical Information about a patient in a structured pre-defined format
    Built in checks and measure to ensure accurate data
    Alerts
    Task Lists
    Alerts using the EMR software or other reminder software
    Carry out important tasks, alerts help you remember
    Information carried in Pen Drives and Smart Cards help understand situation better and quicker
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  • 12. Inanimate Objects & Health Staff/Doctors/Patients
    Unstructured:
    Medicine Coding
    Color Coding medicines for like sounding names
    Using Software to know which medicine is stored where
    Office Documents
    Using MS Office or Open Office to deal with Patient Schedules, Inventory and Patient Reports
    Internet
    Using the Internet to search for information on how to use a certain instrument or help with a latest procedure
    Internet helps you communicate with manufacturers and wholsalers to ensure accurate information and supply
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  • 13. Inanimate Objects & Health Staff/Doctors/Patients
    Structured:
    Bar Coding
    Bar Coding Medicines and Blood Bags to ensure the correct one is given
    Can also check counterfeits and expiry dates
    Reminders
    Using EMR based reminders to transfer correct and on time information about a patient
    RFID tagging
    Using RFID tags to locate and search for instruments, medical equipment, even patients!
    Check Lists
    Using Pre-Defined check lists of phones and tablets to ensure you follow process
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  • 14. Thank You
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