Programs for Electronic Medical Record (HCE) or Electronic Clinical Record (ECE) or Patient Information Management, Digital Clinical Record or Summary Medical Record (HCR) or Single Electronic Medical Record (HCUE) or Electronic Medical Records (RME) or said in English Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Electronic Medical Record (EHR), Electronic Patient Record (EPR) or Patient Computer Record (CPR) in a digital version of the records or reports related to the patients kept by doctors in the oces of hospitals, clinics, and health centers. An electronic medical record contains the medical and treatment history of each patient.
More specifically, the Electronic Medical Record software helps doctors and healthcare personnel in hospitals, clinics, health medical centers, sanatoriums, oces, access information with their patients and allow their teams to access such information through of centralized electronic systems. Normally it includes functionalities for automatic notifications, electronic prescription, document scanning, medication traceability, billing integration and accounting records of the hospital medical center, etc. Among the advantages of the HCE electronic medical record software include: Long-term cost reduction: Although the cost of consulting and implementation is high even in opensource applications without licensing costs, over time, the cost is much lower than that of a traditional system.
Electronic data storage eliminates paper storage, protection and logistics costs.
Short waiting time: Electronic Medical Record data is available in real time, it is not necessary to wait for patient data for diagnosis and treatment. Eliminate duplication of data: Data storage is centralized and all duly authorized persons in each department of the hospital medical center can access them. Effective communication between all parties: Since the patient, the hospital, the pharmacy, and the laboratory are centrally connected, they can communicate with each other much faster than with the traditional system. Track historical patient data over time Easily identify patients who should undergo preventive evaluations or controls Guide the doctors or determine the patient’s diagnosis Check how patients are doing with certain parameters, such as blood pressure readings or vaccines, etc. Monitor and improve the overall quality of care within the medical oce or hospital medical center
Software privativo y software libre u opensource para historia clínica electrónica Taking into account the business model, intellectual property rights and the way in which the software is distributed there are two major classications of electronic medical record programs. On the one hand, proprietary software with restricted protection of property rights such as eClinicalWorks, Cerner, Allscripts, AthenaHelalth, GE healthcare, Epic, McKesson, Care360, Practice Fusion, Optuminsight, Nextgen Healthcare, ADP Advanced MD, Soapware, e-MDs , Advanced Data Systems Corporation, Vitera, Mediate, Greenway, Ouroft or Amazingcharts.
These have recurring licensing costs, apart from the usual costs of implementation management, maintenance, data entry, web services, etc. And on the other hand the opensource software applications that are distributed under a license that allows the user access to the source code. Normally, the opensource software is free and the clinical – hospital centers turn to specialized companies that provide them with all the services of process studies, implantation in the medical center or in the “cloud” (internet), custom developments, integration with other applications and databases, security, and permanent maintenance.
In this way they save on implementation and have control of the code, security and data protection, which is relevant in an area as critical as health. Among the most interesting opensource applications on the market, we highlight Odoo ERP Electronic Medical History (HCE), VistA, OpenMRS, FreeMED, OpenEMR, One Touch EMR, NOSH, Solismed, smarteCare and Oscar EMR, which we describe below.