The implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) is a complex process that requires much time and effort from healthcare facilities and their staff. Those involved in the process will undoubtedly have many questions and concerns. This article covers the five most frequently asked questions regarding an EHR implementation, offering answers, tips, and tricks along the way.
The implementation of an integrated electronic health record (EHR) is a huge undertaking for hospitals. It is a commitment that requires a great deal of time and energy from all employees, but the end result comes with many perks, including more efficient work processes, significant amounts of time saved, and increased patient safety. This article will discuss a couple of components found in the implementation process that serve as critical success factors for the favourable installation of a new EHR. However, it goes without saying that all steps and aspects contribute to a positive outcome of the EHR implementation.
Administering medication is an extremely delicate and error-prone process: the right amount must be administered to the right patient at the right time. This especially applies to parenteral medication. Dijklander Hospital now uses HiX in this process. The EHR verifies whether all required steps of preparation and administration are taken correctly.
Dutch Bravis hospital recently made the switch to version 6.2 of HiX, including the standard open content. This means that not just the hospital, but the hospital pharmacy as well, is better equipped than ever. Anneke Sprangers, hospital pharmacist at Bravis hospital, picks out two highlights relevant to her workflow. She also shares why and how she participates in several work groups working to further enrich HiX.
Remote patient monitoring from EHR HiX with a single click! As a result, patients no longer have to visit the hospital, saving the staff precious time that they can spend on those who really need it.
Wilhelmina Hospital implements EHR HiX with standard open content. With the switch to a standardised EHR, the hospital gives a strong impulse to important strategic themes, such as patient participation, easing registration burden, and digital cooperation with healthcare partners.
Dutch hospital group Gelre Hospitals adopts HiX as its new electronic health record. With the implementation of EHR HiX, they strongly commit to healthcare innovation and achieve many of their strategic goals for 2025.
In view of their vision for the future, Dutch Bravis hospital updated its EHR HiX. The new version of the software will provide the hospital with multiple benefits. For example, patients will have more control over their own care process and care providers will experience a reduction in the registration burden.
Belgian hospital AZ Delta uses software to fulfill its visions for the future. IT Manager Korneel Traen: “As a hospital, we have to innovate in order to maintain our relevance in the healthcare landscape. Our EHR HiX helps us tremendously with that.”
Every crisis provides the opportunity to re-evaluate our ways. The COVID-19 situation is no different and this pandemic has put the focus on our healthcare system. What has to change in the healthcare of the future? CEO Jan Flament and chief physician Dr Jos Opheide of the Belgian hospital Ziekenhuis Geel share their vision.