Healthcare or “Medical” software, tracks, maintains, and helps move patient and employee data around. Whether you choose to go with off the shelf software or build a custom system to fit your specifications, this can be a very tough decision. Throughout this blog we will dig deeper into software development in the healthcare industry.
Improves Patient Care. Any medical space needs the ability to collect and store patient information, monitor result, or even compare data. There has been recent study from the Ottawa hospital stating that modern technology, specifically “Big Data” has improved the overall quality of their healthcare organization.
Security. Everyday healthcare organizations handle an enormous amount of sensitive data. Data security is more important than ever, especially due to all of the breaches and cyber attacks happening in the recent times. To ensure the highest level of data protection every online channel such as website, email service provider, chatbot or any application will be HIPPA compliant.
ROI Growth. By reducing paper, automatically see an increase in productivity, let alone all the maintenance of medical records that comes with using paper-based solutions. Safely stored data in the cloud can be used by Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to store the data of many patients. At the end of the day, it lowers operating costs resulting in a bigger Return on Investment (ROI).
Easy To Use. Electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and desktops have now replaced, pens and paper. Not only has this made it more user friendly for doctors and medical staff, but it has improved productivity. Patients are also happy because it speeds up consultation processes and provides a better way of communication.
Hospital Management Systems (HMS) are one of the most powerful tools that have helped evolve and transform the healthcare industry. The HMS software is a fully integrated system that can manage workflows in hospitals and clinics. Again, this is another great instance of how software development has changed the healthcare sector.
An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is another system that gathers patient data and history. All information is stored electronically and these records can be changed between other healthcare systems. As a result, you can ensure the highest level of accuracy, and reduce overhead.
Just like technology, the healthcare industry is constantly evolving. Depending on the size of hospital or clinic, custom software development can help. Off the shelf software is tough to customize and it can have limitations which may not be suited for your needs. It’s best to do your research and explore several options before making a decision on software. Don’t forget, Nexix offer an in-house Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). If your lab needs software to improve workflow, contact us today!