What are the important modules of a health care management system?

Choosing the correct software for your hospital is a tad bit confusing. But the solution to it will be swift as there are multiple factors of a software which will come to rescue.

However, choosing the correct module is something which should not be done hastily.

Modules are the most astounding factor of a Health Care Management System. And each one has varied function and should only be chosen in accordance with the need of a hospital.

But what are the most common modules of a Health Care Management System?

Here are the most important modules of HCMS (Health Care Management System). Go through it and have an idea about what’s needed and what’s not for your hospital.

Electronic Medical Report (EMR): A patient’s entire medical data can be stored in the electronic format so that it can be accessed in the present and in the future.

Laboratory/Radiology Management: Details about tests, results, as well as the current status of it can be fed to this module so that it can be accessed later on.

Pharmacy Management: Electronic stock register of medicines, prescription of doctors, medicines allocated to patients etc. can be managed through this section.

Reception Management: The software can act as a front desk inquiry system. People can access it via an app or may be through the web. Hospitals can also install computers or even tablets in their front office for this purpose.

Inquiries about available doctors, tariffs, patients etc can also be done through the software.

Registration: Admission date, personal details, and discharge date etc. can be accessed through this section

Pathology and Imaging: One of the biggest and complex sections in the software. Features of this section are,

  • Investigation reports from OPD(outpatient document) and IPD(Inpatient document)

  • Data entry of various tests

  • Warning notification if there is any abnormality in results.

  • Auto calculation and validation

  • Access limited to authorized personnel only

  • Comparing analysis with other test reports

  • Ability to integrate with diagnostic equipment.

Indoor Patient Management: Data about the allocation of the ward, bed, and room, clinical data, billing, test requests etc. can be entered through this section manually and can be accessed later on

Treatment: Details of treatment such as kind of treatment, time allocated, physicians allocated, progress etc. can be entered into this section.

Inventory Management: This section has an electronic register for the stocks. Data entered in the register can be categorized as well as color coded. The user will be notified if the quantity of an item is low or even expiry date is near by.  Details about vendors in relation to the item purchased can also be stored in this section.

Billing: Handles the various bills generated by a hospital. Patients can get e-bill and can pay via the internet. Data regarding the payment, discount, insurance deduction etc. can be entered manually to this section.

Accounting: All the revenue entries of a hospital can be stored in this section. Integration with billing section is one of the astounding features of this section. Tally integration is also a valuable option.

Payroll: Complete details regarding attendance, loss of pay leave, leave record, deduction, salary slip, awarded leaves, advance salary etc. can be entered in this section manually.

HR(Human Resource): Employee details, performance, leaves etc. can be handled in this section.

ODR(Online Diagnostic Report): Reports of the test conducted as well as diagnosis can be entered to this section and patients can access these details via the internet.

Guidelines and Information Modules: Complete info regarding a hospital including, guidelines, treatment available, doctors, facilities etc can be accessed through this section.

Causality Management: In the case of an emergency corresponding section can be alerted via this section. Necessary procedures taken for patients can also be entered in this section so that doctors can review it later on.

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