Healthcare bites the cloud pill
To put it boldly, science fiction yesterday is evolving into reality today and hinting at tomorrow’s possibility. Doctors at the Max facility actually receive pertinent, evidence-based alerts and reminders as they enter electronic orders for their patients to maximise point of care safety processes for medication administration. Net result: more lives saved from life-threatening conditions and lesser complications due to medical errors.
This turnaround in healthcare has quickly given the Max brand an instant global recognition too. It is the first hospital in India and only sixth in Asia to achieve “Stage 6” on the electronic medical record (EMR) adoption model from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a Chicago-based organisation focused on the optimal use of IT in the healthcare industry. The EMR adoption model identifies the levels of electronic medical record capabilities ranging from limited ancillary department systems for laboratory, radiology and pharmacy (Stage 1) through a paperless hospital environment (Stage 7). “Max’s innovative use of technology has been instrumental in enhancing the quality of patient care,” says Sid Nair, vice-president and