Healthcare
Situation and Challenges
Comprehensive medical data management increases the already heavy workload, as well as the pressure on doctors and nurses to focus on the well-being of their patients instead. Cases of medication errors caused by overwork and fatigue of caregivers have not only caused financial losses for patients and hospitals worldwide but in many cases have also cost the patient's life.

Most hospitals in our country use a Hospital Information System (HIS), ranging from a simple patient management system to a sophisticated system.

A simple patient management system will most likely and mainly focus on billing information collection to support the billing process.

A sophisticated HIS has a higher degree of patient and workflow orientation and is interconnected with the Laboratory Information System (LIS), Radiological Information System (RIS) and Electronic Patient Record (EHR). International standards such as IHE, DICOM, and HL7 allow the interconnection between health information systems of various providers.

In an integrated HIS / LIS / RIS / EHR landscape, the underlying hospital workflow ensures that the patient data is automatically forwarded from one care point/treatment point to the next.

Before nursing/treatment starts, the caregivers and doctors must match the patient’s identity with the respective patient record in the system to make sure that they treat the right patient.

Common concerns:

1. Identifying the patient’s identity correctly
2. Administering correct medication at the right time and the right dosage
3. Accessing the right medical information of each patient

Providing quality healthcare requires a high level of accuracy in every stage of its activities. Hospitals handle hundreds, even thousands, patients who have individual symptoms and treatments every day.

Hospitals can add an essential layer to patient’s safety by leveraging on the latest AIDC technology to verify and validate the patient’s identity at the very start of the treatment process, right at the admission desk.

By issuing a barcode wristband, the patient will wear his identity tag with him at all times. The latest technology allows the hospital to provide comfortable, convenient and tear-proof wristbands at a minimal cost.

By giving each patient a unique identity at the beginning, the risk of a false identity can almost be ruled out. Once an identification solution is set up, it is easier to closely track and manage other components such as anamnesis, test samples, test results, and drug administration.

Hospitals, as service providers, must assure patients and their families that they are in the right hands. Barcode solutions increase patient confidence in proper treatment, prevent errors in drug delivery and help to protect hospitals from potential lawsuits. Noah proposes the continued use of an integrated identification solution for various hospital functions, such as drug labeling, blood donation labeling, and test sample labeling.

Test patterns that look almost identical can be easily identified with barcode labels. The test results could not be accidentally exchanged after receiving barcode labels directly linked to the patient.

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