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The Elephant Behind the Excellence

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The preceding year, 2021, was an eventful year for EXIST Data Solutions: new team members were added, new technologies were learned, and new projects were implemented.

In the enterprise database front, PostgrEX was implemented in a prestigious 5-star hotel and casino, a state university, and a major security agency handling the biggest mall in the country.

YugabyteDB, the No. 1 cloud-native, distributed SQL database in the world, was implemented in 3 government projects, and premium EnterpriseDB support was rendered to the country’s primary energy market corporation.

On the data analytics front, Greenplum was also successfully implemented in 3 government projects, thereby enabling these entities to turn their data into actionable insights.

But what do all these business-transforming technologies have in common? In a word: Postgres.

Postgres is the database engine upon which PostgrEX, YugabyteDB, EDB, and Greenplum are based. With most of them, modifications in varying degrees were done to core Postgres to deliver a product that is still Postgres, but better!

As indicated in the article, Databases in 2021: A Year in Review, the dominance of Postgres in the year 2021 was undeniable:

The conventional wisdom among developers has shifted: PostgreSQL has become the first choice in new applications. It is reliable. It has many features and keeps adding more. In 2010, the PostgreSQL development team switched to a more aggressive release schedule to put out a new major version once per year (H/T Tomas Vondra). And of course, PostgreSQL is open-source.

PostgreSQL compatibility is a distinguishing feature for a lot of systems now. Such compatibility is achieved by supporting PostgreSQL’s SQL dialect (DuckDB), wire protocol (QuestDB, HyPer), or the entire front-end (Amazon Aurora, YugaByte, Yellowbrick). The big players have jumped on board. Google announced in October that they added PostgreSQL compatibility in Cloud Spanner. Also in October, Amazon announced the Babelfish feature for converting SQL Server queries into Aurora PostgreSQL.

One measurement of the popularity of a database is the DB-Engine rankings. This ranking is not perfect and the score is somewhat subjective, but it’s a reasonable approximation for the top 10 systems. As of December 2021, the ranking shows that while PostgreSQL remains the fourth most popular database (after Oracle, MySQL, and MSSQL), it reduced the gap with MSSQL in the past year.

Another trend to consider is how often PostgreSQL is mentioned in online communities. This gives another signal for what people are talking about in databases.

What does all this mean for you and your business? It means you can entrust your most mission-critical applications to Postgres and its derivatives; it means you can break free of vendor lock-in and redirect cost savings to core business initiatives; it means your company can be a better version of itself–a more profitable version–in the year 2022!

Contact us and find out how EXIST Data Solutions can meet all your database-related requirements.

Exist is your data solutions partner of choice!

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Why are Traditional Banks afraid of the Truth?

Why are Traditional Banks afraid of the Truth?

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Have you noticed that more and more businesses are accepting online payments using bank transfers, mobile payments thru phone numbers, or via QR Code?

That is because the new trend of banking is mobile and internet banking. Banks are now accelerating and scaling their assets in capitalizing on digitization. But there are some traditional banks that still don’t want the idea of digital transformation. For them, Digital Banking is still unstable. However, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is encouraging traditional banks to enable digital banking and explore innovative ways to reach customer expectations and have seamless transactions.

Before the pandemic, it was usual for customers to go to the bank to deposit their savings, apply for a loan, or pay their insurance. But in the new normal, a lot of customers shifted to do it online. It’s easier, convenient, and effortless. Digital Banking paved the way for customers and banks to get connected closely. And it shocks the traditional banks to face the truth that online banking dominates the competition.

But before that, let’s see what Digital Banking is.

DIGITAL BANKING

Digital Banking is doing everything that a traditional bank can do — Online. More than that, there are many features that digital banks can offer more than normal banks can like shopping, promos, micro-personal offerings, and more! It bridges the customers and other institutions by getting their essential needs and their normal purchases.

To understand more why traditional banks are afraid of the truth, let’s get to the point here.

The truth is:

1. DIGITAL BANKING IS FOR EVERYONE

The rise of technology taught us that having a mobile phone is important. Why? Not only does everyone now have a smartphone, but also the benefits that smartphones give the user such as communication, entertainment, etc. are within easy reach. Now, mobile internet banking is one of the most essential things that a person must have. Everyone can now enroll online even in their busiest time; it’s because they don’t need to go to a physical branch. Before, we thought that having a savings account is expensive but now, some banks offer an account for free or for a small balance! It is not exclusive nowadays, it is now for everyone!

2. EVERYTHING THAT LEADS TO FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS IS INSIDE AN ONLINE BANK

As long as there are transactions, your online bank will be relevant. With the power of technology, you can pay and purchase online at a click of a button. You can shop, do groceries, pay bills, and send money to your loved ones all in one place! Because of this, digital banks are helping their customers manage their financial lives at their own convenience.

3. CUSTOMERS WANT A REAL-TIME BANKING EXPERIENCE

How easy is it to manage your finances using a mobile bank? EFFORTLESS. We don’t have to go to an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to check our balance. Customers want a real-time banking experience because they want to manage their money anytime, anywhere, whenever they want. Imagine you are hungry and you want to go to a drive-thru to get your food as fast as possible when in fact, you can just get your food at a click of a button via food delivery app. It is also the same with sending money to your account. You are getting it instantly and comfortably.

4. DIGITAL BANKING IS POWERFUL

The points above prove why traditional banks are afraid of the truth. Digital banking is powerful because of the technology implementations inside of the application like Big Data, eKYC, Cloud & Etc. These technologies enable the bank to monitor their customers, do real-time reporting, offer personalized promos, and engage clients in a more personalized way. This is a win-win situation on both ends. Customers can do banking, Banks with digital banking satisfy their customers!

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Digital banks and banks that also present digitally have a huge advantage over traditional banks. They are advanced in creating promos and monitor what to improve because of data analytics, being flexible in fixing errors, and trying new features if their customers leave reviews on their applications. 

Traditional Banks must think outside the box in taking a step forward to shift their practices in banking. This season is the right time to unlearn other knowledge and accept the fast-paced changes in the environment. In order to compete, traditional banks need to be part of digital transformation and create innovative & competitive advantages. Technology has a lot of things to offer that both banks and customers can benefit from.

Exist Software Labs, Inc. is committed to extending our assistance to several banks with their Digital Onboarding requirements. We have been in the business for 20 years, and the mission to enable corporations to go on digital and have a competitive advantage in this fast-changing world is at our core. Go where the possibilities are boundless!

Do we really need EMRs for Telemedicine?

Do we really need EMRs for Telemedicine?

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With the continuous innovation of technology in the world, the usage of Telemedicine is spreading now more than ever. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Telemedicine signifies the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve patient outcomes by increasing access to medical information. Moreover, they explained:

“The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.”  

Globally, the trend for the application of Telemedicine since the start of the pandemic has been consistently rising. The risk of contracting COVID 19 when having to go to hospitals for check ups and consultations may be the biggest driver for the increasing application of Telemedicine. 

In the Philippines, one Telemedicine provider reported a 170% increase in the number of teleconsultations, with an 80% resolution rate. Even the Department of Health (DOH) urges the public to opt for a teleconsult when dealing with non-urgent medical needs to prevent overcrowding in hospitals, therefore minimizing the risks of spreading the virus.

However, for telemedicine to be more effective, clinicians will still need access to patient medical information, such as Electronic Medical Records (EMR), in order to give proper diagnosis. Using EMRs for Telemedicine provides care providers the necessary information that they should have in order to make an informed decision. Simultaneously, EMR also increases efficiency by reducing redundant tests since patient history is properly disclosed in the patient’s records.

By using a system that’s integrated with EMRs and Telemedicine, hospitals and clinics can practice the use of these features and be able to evaluate, diagnose, consult, and do follow-ups from a distance. 

So why use EMRs for Telemedicine?

1. Coordinated care and better teleconsult

Through EMRs, e-consultations can support a more team-based & holistic approach to patient care. By being able to see the patient’s previous results across different care settings, clinicians are better equipped to make an informed decision, thus ensuring quality patient care outcomes.

2. Minimized duplication of records

With proper handling of EMRs, there will only be 1 record per patient. This becomes a huge help when dealing with patients who are not aware that they already have an existing record. When making an EMR for a patient, the system will automatically detect if the person already has an existing record, saving time for both the hospital and the patient.

3. Automated data entries

If EMRs and Telemedicine are integrated into one system, doctor notes during a consult will automatically be part of the patient’s EMR for future reference. This ensures the accuracy of data entries into the patient’s records.

With all these presented, hospitals and clinics should consider having a system that can support the usage of Telemedicine through EMRs. 

Learn more about how Exist’s DOH-Accredited Electronic Medical Records, along with a Hospital and Clinic system that carries a Telemedicine module, can help you improve your practice and enhance patient care.

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4 Things Why Implementing POS in Business is Necessary

4 Things Why Implementing POS in Business is Necessary

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Klaus Schwab said, “In the new world, it is not the big fish which eats the small fish, it’s the fast fish which eats the slow fish. And this is true also in business nowadays. Stores with the most efficient operations and good offerings truly win the heart of their customers. While expanding, POS has an important role to play in the day-to-day operations.

Point Of Sales Solutions have so many benefits for lots of businesses especially in the retail industry. From putting different prices on products  to promoting slow-moving SKUs, surely, POS will set your business on the right track!

If you are thinking that your business needs to scale or need to make its operation faster, this is for you. Point Of Sales Solutions are necessary in businesses. Data Analytics, Central Intelligence tool, Faster payment methods are some of its features.

So, here are the 4 reasons why implementing POS in Business is Necessary:

1. Inventory and Merchandise Management

One of the important areas to consider in having a POS system in your business is its inventory merchandise management. It helps your logistics to maximize your stock usage, allocations, and locating where to put it in order. With a POS, you have one central view over your inventory on how your stock runs. Using this, businesses will have an easier time deciding what to restock, what products should not be reordered, and what to offer with promos.

Moreover, having an inventory management system allows you to compile the data of what your customers are buying.

2. Centralized Store Management

The good thing about POS systems is that they can easily integrate different systems and devices like third party apps and hardware. Having said that, it takes away the manual tasks and automates them. A great POS gives you real-time reports, seamless processes, and accurate synchronization of data between business processes and store systems. Businesses don’t have to worry about the operational records since it is automatically put in the POS data. 

Managing your facility with a POS will truly solve all your worries and headaches!

3. Loyalty Programs and Personalized Offerings

See those loyalty cards from other grocery stores and drug stores? The main reason why they are promoting it is, of course, to encourage their customers to buy more and earn points that can be convertible to get products, discounts, and vouchers. But the logic behind it is that it leverages to monitor the customer’s behaviour, trends and the best seller in your stock. In addition, Loyalty programs create a personalized marketing strategy for you that surely helps you in managing your marketing campaigns.

4. Extensible for Online & Offline Business Scaling

As your business grows, a great POS should be future-ready and easily extensible once you scale. It also allows you to adapt to new technology changes and growing business requirements. If not, you have to start from scratch conceptualizing and finding a new one. Looks complicated right? 

With the new powered-technology, POS systems can give you access to your stores both offline and online. So whether there’s an internet interruption, your business can still operate and save your data. 

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Having an ALL-IN-ONE Point Of Sale Solution that gives you seamless work operation and increases your business profitability has a big impact on retail businesses. There are right tools and software with great features that you need to implement in expanding your business and being prepared for the future changes.

Lucky for you, Exist offers Anahaw POS that is a fully integrated solution that provides today’s retailer with end-to-end functionality. You can book a free consultation and free demo with us to understand how Anahaw POS is set up and how we can tailor-fit the product to your business.

TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

Medcurial Makes It Easy To Turn EMR Patient Data Into Visualization Art

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Medcurial let’s you quickly build interactive reports and dashboards by making it easy to extract clinic system data, such as your EMR Patient Data, into Google accounts for Google Data Studio’s web based reporting tool.

 

As EMR and clinic systems gain widespread acceptance and use, the healthcare industry can expect innovation to follow.  While many started with the objective of using EMR to shift from paper to digital for convenience and accessibility, the ideal “mid game” was to create a repository of data that can be further used for analysis to provide more healthcare insights – a need that is magnified (and under utilized for lack of widely available tool) in the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Even with the increasing use of EMR, healthcare organizations find manual extraction of data difficult and tedious.  The lack of technology and software support contributes to the problem as much as the inflexibility of the clinic system itself. Oftentimes, doctors and researchers would have to learn to navigate different applications separately to reach that ‘data-driven’ practice. 

With a few clicks of a button, Medcurial lets users extract data from their account to allow them to use third party analytics and visualization tools like Google Data Studio.  By making data readily available in CSV form and directly integrated into a Google account (using Google Cloud), clinicians will be able to perform further data analysis to check for patterns that provide additional insights

Check out the videos below and see how Medcurial EMR data goes into a Google account in preparation for data analysis using Google’s Data Studio.

When using Google Cloud, we strongly advise to turn on two-factor authentication for added security

How to export data in Medcurial CMS

 

How to analyze data via Google Data Studio

 

Are you ready to organize and analyze your EMR Patient Data better?

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How do Hospital and Clinic Systems Help our Healthcare Workers?

How Do Hospital and Clinic Systems Help our Healthcare Workers?

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By this time, we all know that hospital and clinic systems are very helpful whenever it comes to patient care. Being able to know the patient’s medical history, allergic reactions, previous prescriptions is very helpful in making sure that our healthcare workers can provide the best care possible. Since the landscape of Healthcare IT is continuously evolving, we should know how do hospital and clinic systems help our healthcare workers.

Most of us take for granted the importance of hospital and clinic systems in achieving quality patient care.  However, no one can argue that to provide the best care possible, doctors and nurses require valuable medical information like medical history, allergy information, medications and other clinical data.

But these systems not only benefit patients, it also helps our healthcare workers making them more successful in the work they do which is saving lives!

During this time of pandemic, our healthcare workers are frontliners – leading us in the battle against COVID-19. Knowing that, isn’t it important that we also protect them? It is possible that some patients have been consciously hiding information from their care team that could potentially put them at risk. Some have been diagnosed positive with COVID-19 yet don’t feel the need to disclose it to their physicians. Whatever their reasons, these actions put healthcare workers at risk.

So how do Hospital and Clinic Systems Help our Healthcare Workers?

Knowing the Patient History

Knowledge about the patient’s history and previous conditions that could affect their current state. It also helps them by being able to avoid drugs that had already shown adverse reactions on the patient. The efficiency of patient care also increases because redundant tests will be avoided.

In relation to the current pandemic, being able to know the patient’s history could help in determining the current causes of their illnesses, which could lead to knowing if it is COVID related or not.

Misreading of Prescriptions or Previous Notes

With EMRs, everything is digitally transcribed. A 2007 study in US showed that when hospitals started using EMRs, there was a 66% drop in prescription errors. Thousands of medication errors were recorded yearly due to a very simple factor – illegibility of handwriting.

Support Tools

Having a hospital or clinic system that has support tools has a great effect on patient outcomes. Some examples of support tools are drug referencing tools and evidence-based decision support tools, such as Lexicomp and UpToDate by Wolters Kluwer. By being able to look at previous studies, evidence, and drug approaches, physicians and clinicians will be able to have a more efficient, effective, and holistic view of the patient’s recovery plans. 

A survey done in 2020 with 14,137 participants showed that 98% of them are satisfied with UpToDate and that they trust UpToDate as a point-of-care clinical information resource. 96% of which believed that UpToDate improves the quality of care they can provide. 90% said that using UpToDate saves them time. 88% made changes to their patient management, and 86% believes that UpToDate has led to more appropriate diagnostic testing. ‘’

Now that COVID is mutating faster than we can cope up, having a support tool that is updated by professionals around the world gives our healthcare workers the edge to making sure that they and their patients are safer.

Telemedicine Module

Another emerging tool for our healthcare workers is the option to do consultations virtually. With widespread internet and affordable devices, geography poses no issue anymore. Telemedicine provides doctors and their patients an immediate and more convenient way of doing consultations. Because of the risks posed by COVID-19, it is definitely safer not only for the patients who have to travel, but also for the physicians and clinicians as it drastically reduces the number of in-person appointments. Despite its limitations of not being able to perform close examination crucial to some specializations, the benefit of remote consults will benefit healthcare workers as it helps reduce the spread of infections.

Hospital and Clinic Systems Do Help.

We could go on and on about answering the question “How Do Hospital and Clinic Systems Help” and discuss the many benefits of these systems, but it all boils down to answering the question.. Does it do good for patients and healthcare workers alike?

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The Next Big Thing in Internet Banking - Exist Software Labs

The Next Big Thing in Internet Banking

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Everyone was challenged on how to cope up in the corporate world because of the worldwide effect of COVID-19. Businesses that do their operations physically were forced to close their business and others were bankrupted because of the lockdown. But more than the negative effects of the COVID-19, it also opened many entrepreneurs’ eyes to invest in digitalization or, let’s say, digital transformation. So what is the correlation of this in the banking industry? Of course, banks were also affected by the pandemic, and a lot of users need to do banking regularly (transferring funds, depositing money, loans, and paying the bills). The question is, what is the “Next Big Thing in Internet Banking?”

Surprisingly, banks have adapted to this technology era in accelerating their operations online. As the customers go online, many banks have pivoted their strategies in being present where their customers are. Here are the Next Big Thing in Internet Banking.

1. Cashless Transactions

The rise of online shopping gives way to the API tools in using payment gateways to provide users with seamless transactions like capturing a QR Code, saving your debit/credit card in your online shopping app or platform, and giving your ATM card for transactions. For consumers, a lot of payment options and methods would be great! Many people are using more cashless transactions in groceries, shopping, and other financial transactions. This makes the users  more comfortable with the safety and security of their homes. 

Moreover, cashless transactions let them have thinner wallets & prevent them from having heavy coins! 

2. From Brick & Mortar to Click and Mortar

While we are still on lockdown, some banks decline their operations physically. The relevance of Brick and Mortars are not the same as before since we are forwarding into the new normal. The use of digital services via mobile, computer, and tablet is now the trend in doing banking. Even banks are operating digital-only (Neobanks) too! Today, we can do banking, doing our financial errands at the click of a button without going outside of our homes!

From Brick & Mortar to Click and Mortar, everything in internet banking is possible today.

3. Micropersonalized Banking

Have you experienced in the online world that some applications or websites know you as if they are talking to you personally? Like you are the top priority? Well, that is not impossible because of Big Data and Analytics. This AI-driven analytics gives a huge contribution in treating customers right – even virtually! Banks can now offer the users loan or borrow money at the right moment that they need it, dynamic suggestions of products and services, detailed offerings, budget and purchase recommendations (based on your web behavior), and promos around their nearby location!

Micropersonalized banking is customer personalization. If we can translate “the customer is always right in the digital era, then that is analyzing their behavior and offering what is appropriate.

There will be more innovations to come in the future, and the opportunity for internet banking is bright and exciting. As part of the solution, let’s expect higher expectations and demand from customers, be agile in future-thinkers, giving them a seamless process of banking and satisfaction.

Exist Software Labs, Inc. is committed to extending our assistance to several banks with their Digital Onboarding requirements. We have been in the business for 20 years, and the mission to enable corporations to go on digital and have a competitive advantage in this fast-changing world is at our core. Go where the possibilities are boundless!

Digital Banking: Expectation VS Reality

Digital Banking: Expectation VS Reality

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With the rise of technology, a huge number of businesses are also transitioning from traditional to digital – including banks and other financial institutions. In this modern era of technology, what are the expectations and reality of Digital Banking?

According to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, consumers now adapt to use digital payments and prefer to use online transactions because it is safe and convenient.

“New adopters have experienced first-hand the advantages of going digital. Their positive experiences are expected to create a ripple effect and to promote the wider use of digital payments” the BSP explained.

COVID-19 also pushed us to use digital platforms due to health and safety concerns. Payments and transferring money are all seamless because everything is now online. It bridges family’s finances in paying bills and sending funds, shopping online, and other financial transactions. Social Distancing is not a problem at all!

EXPECTATION: You can create an online bank account — Anytime, Anywhere!

REALITY: Yes, but there is an enrollment process for verification purposes.

Internet Banking helped many users to create an online bank account. As much as every bank wants to do it, your security is also their responsibility and concern which is why they are including our personal information like full name, birthday, email address, and phone number to verify and match the details on their data. Furthermore, digital banking activation process will likely need our personal details for verification. With that said, if there’s no wrong answer and all the details are legitimate, you can now have your online bank account!

EXPECTATION: 100% Secured Banking Process

REALITY: Digital Banking is 100% Secured and Simplified its User’s Experience

Thanks to new technology, banks and users can now ensure that everything is secured by the use of multiple security processes before opening their accounts or transferring funds. These are the types of user verification or authentication that was created before performing transactions:

  • Two-Factor Authentication is a security system requiring a clear identification to proceed or access a specific command.
  • One-Time Password (OTP) – digit security code that is only valid for a single login session or transaction. It is a randomly generated code that is impossible to guess and reduces the risk of hacking an account.
  • Email Verification Code – is like a One-Time Password but sometimes comes with a combination of numbers and letters. The code will be sent through the account’s registered email to fully check if the login is legitimate.

EXPECTATION: Users Expect that banks are always there for them

REALITY: Digital Banking is Omnipresent

Omnipresence means “widely present” at all times. With that being said, Yes, there’s a limitation in banks where they cannot always reply fastly to user’s concerns, but users can contact them directly with different channels! The reality is, Banks are thinking about their customers. They are there where their customers are – even online!

With the fast-paced environment, traditional banks must learn and adapt to the new normal. Huge numbers of users are now comfortable with digitalization and financial institutions have to bring convenience too with their customers.

What do you think? Does digital banking meet your expectations or exceed them?

Exist Software Labs, Inc. is committed to extending our assistance to several banks with their Digital Onboarding requirements. We have been in the business for 20 years, and the mission to enable corporations to go on digital and have a competitive advantage in this fast-changing world is at our core. Go where the possibilities are boundless!

Using UpToDate, Lexicomp, and MERX Helps Save Patients Lives

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The Power of One for Decision Support webinar was held last June 24, 2021! In the clip below, Michelle Topacio from Wolters Kluwer Clinical Effectiveness discussed how using Wolters Kluwers’ UpToDate and Lexicomp helps healthcare providers deliver the best quality of care and actually save patients lives!

Providing the best evidence to make harmonized decisions.

For those using UTD, the diagnostic error was 2% as compared to a 24% diagnostic error rate for those who were not (using UpToDate)

UpToDate is composed of a team of 7,300+ clinician experts who continuously maintain and publish updates. It has 6,900+ unique drug entries, 9,500+ graded recommendations, 12,000+ clinical topics, 1,500+ patient education topics, 425+ journals that are hand searched and reviewed, and 514,000+ references.

A survey done in 2020 with 14,137 participants showed that 98% of them are satisfied with UpToDate and that they trust UpToDate as a point-of-care clinical information resource. 96% of which believed that UpToDate improves the quality of care they can provide. 90% said that using UpToDate saves them time. 88% made changes to their patient management, and 86% believes that UpToDate has led to more appropriate diagnostic testing.

These kinds of outcomes are critical in assessing the effectiveness, the utility, and the impact Wolters Kluwer’s resources can have in improving clinical effectiveness.

As a Gold Partner of Wolters Kluwer in the Philippines, Exist is committed to finding ways on improving hospital and clinic systems while promoting evidence-based care to help them achieve quality patient outcomes.

By integrating both UpToDate and Lexicomp into MERX, clients can instantly access these clinical decision support systems within the hospital system’s interface.  As the clip below shows, MERX users can readily take advantage of information references from UpToDate and Lexicomp at the point of care! 

  • With this, Merx provide clinicians with the tools that integrate into clinical workflows that reduce medication and diagnostic errors.
  • Easily align care teams across the entire healthcare system with information that supports evidence-based care.
  • Provide user with information right at their fingertips that helps the physician make good decisions and ensures that the nurses, pharmacists, and patients are all aligned with that decision making.

Save more lives with UpToDate, Lexicomp, and MERX. Schedule a demo now!

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How Integrating UpToDate to Hospital Information Systems Helps

How integrating UpToDate to Hospital Information Systems Helps

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Introducing innovation into the health system is directed at enhancing clinical effectiveness

The healthcare industry is becoming more and more volatile as made more apparent by the ongoing global pandemic. Globally, research are being conducted in hopes to find better ways and solutions in dealing with the virus. Prescriptions, medications, and treatment protocols are updated on a daily basis in order to minimize the rise of more COVID cases and deaths. Simply put, all clinicians and health practitioners rely on updated data to improve delivery of patient care.

The power of accessible medical information and staying updated on medical news, studies, and breakthroughs is essential in improving patient outcomes. Such valuable information is exactly what UpToDate offers. Read on to learn more about this evidence-based decision support tool, and how integrating UpToDate to Hospital Information Systems can be helpful.

What is UpToDate?

UpToDate is developed by Wolters Kluwer, a provider of trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that engages clinicians, patients, researchers, students, and the next generation of healthcare providers. 

UpToDate is updated daily following a continual comprehensive review of peer-reviewed journals, clinical databases, and other resources, by more than 7,100 world-renowned physician authors and editors.

UpToDate not only provides clinicians with easily accessible data, it also aligns care teams to provide a more unified decision whenever it comes to clinical analysis. UpToDate also provides the opportunity to align care teams to provide a more unified decision on clinical analyses. Consequently, this allows a more synchronized delivery of patient care through evidence based data and recommendations by renowned experts around the world. 

Results from Asian Hospital and Medical Center have shown that with the use of UpToDate, there has been a downward trend in ICU mortality. Dr Ana Maria Jimenez, Director for Quality, Asian Hospital and Medical Center, says

If, for instance, an ICU intensivist needs to review certain topics, be it about an illness, diagnostics, or differential diagnosis, and especially when they encounter these topics for the first time, they turn to UpToDate.

UpToDate and COVID-19 Treatment

COVID-19 is novel, therefore physicians require regular updates on its infections and treatments. With UpToDate, resources are updated daily – this brings clinicians more confidence in making sure that their decisions are supported by evidence and information.

Dr. Jimenez also states:

The ICU intensivists also use UpToDate to check if there are new guidelines on process measures for ICU as well as the contention with regard to how fast to lower FiO2 in ventilated Covid-19 patients. Our Emergency Physicians likewise refer to UpToDate for Covid-19 treatment updates like for the management of ARDS and for use of high-flow nasal cannulas. Furthermore, we consulted the literature when we created the hospital policy on protected code blue, which resulted in an improvement in our Healthcare Worker safety.

MERX HIS – UpToDate Integrations

Critical to healthcare quality and safety, clinical effectiveness ensures patients’ total healthcare experience remains the primary priority

As a Gold Partner of Wolters Kluwer in the Philippines, Exist continues to find ways on how to improve its hospital and clinic systems to promote evidence-based care to help them achieve quality patient outcomes.

At present, we are already integrating UpToDate (and Lexicomp) into our hospital information system, MERX. This means that clients can easily access these clinical decision systems right inside their MERX interface. With this integration, clinicians and healthcare teams will have quick access to relevant and updated information provided by UptoDate and Lexicomp and help harmonize decisions in the delivery of patient care.

By integrating UpToDate, MERX is further able to:

  • Provide tools that integrate into clinical workflows that reduce medication and diagnostic errors, 
  • Align care teams across the entire healthcare system with information that supports evidence-based care. 
  • Provide information that helps the physician make good decisions and ensures that the nurses, pharmacists, and patients are all aligned with that decision making.

This quality of healthcare solution that Exist Healthcare provides is one of the reasons why the team caters to 3 out of 6 JCI (Joint Commission International) Accredited Philippine hospitals. 

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