The key to improving the delivery of healthcare lies with readily available healthcare information. Through a concerted effort of people, process, and tools, healthcare professionals can treat the main pain points and problems that arise with an inefficient flow of patient information. A number of healthcare organisations use information management tools in addition to electronic health records software (EHR) to assist in the identification of problems and route critical information to the appropriate people, departments, and processes.
In healthcare, teamwork is essential to deliver quality care to patients, and serves to lessen the pain points affecting back office staff and care providers. The ability for patients, care providers, and back- office staff to communicate and exchange information determines success. Through the implementation of an Intelligent Information Management (IIM) solution it is possible to better route information and create efficient flow of medical content assets, and also ensures that the right information is in the right hands at the right time.
An IIM solution can work together with your EHR software to better route information to medical practitioners, develop workflows to help with back office processes, and ensure delivery of the most optimal healthcare for the patient. Information management is often gradual, but at the same time is a holistic improvement of the organization. Notably, information management can only be successfully carried out through a combination of people, process, and technology—with particular emphasis on people and how they work together.
GP records should be retained until 10 years after the patient’s death or after the patient has permanently left the country, unless they remain in the European Union. Electronic patient records must not be destroyed or deleted for the foreseeable future. acambah Primed helps you preserve critical patient data in a secure and easy-to-access manner to assist you make the correct decisions based on accurate and current information.