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Medcurial Package Management

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Medcurial’s Clinic Management system lets you easily create and manage packages with its built-in Package Management module

Easily combine offers and streamline ordering to billing process with support for creating item and service packages for your clinic! Create promos by setting combo offers to include medicines, procedures, treatments, and other services into a single package in just a matter of minutes.

Use this ability to configure your clinic promos and service packages and simplify ordering instead of manually adding procedures, treatments, and drugs one at a time!

Watch the video below and see for yourself how easy making a package is with Medcurial.

Manage your clinic better now and drive more efficiency to your clinic. For more information, kindly fill out the demo form so we can schedule a meeting with you. You may also visit Medcurial and get yourself a 30-day free trial so you can see it in action.

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    Enterprise-Grade EMRs. Clinic System, and Medcurial (Blog Image)

    Enterprise-grade EMRs, Clinic Systems, and Medcurial

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    Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) play a huge role in making sure that enterprise clinics can stay on top when it comes to managing patients. With enterprise clinics, having an enterprise-grade EMR and CMS that can support your clinic’s complex operations is a must! Accessing patient records for clinics that can create a clinic network for multiple branches can be helpful for both patients and the management. 

    For the patients, this allows them to have a freedom to choose which brand is more convenient for them. On the other hand, it increases the clinic’s efficiency and consolidates medical records into a single document as the patient’s EMR serves as a basis for all their current and underlying conditions which affects the clinicians and physicians’ approach in delivering care.

    Enterprise clinics (multi-branch clinics, maritime clinics, mega clinics, etc.) need clinic systems that are designed to address interoperability between several departments and branches to make a network of care much like how different banks work together. 

    Medcurial’s Enterprise-grade EMR & Clinic System

    Medcurial CMS Enterprise is a web-based clinic management system for enterprise clinics, with a DOH-compliant enterprise-grade EMR, is best suited for clinics with multiple departments offering comprehensive medical and diagnostic services such as specialized occupational care centers, maritime and seafarers clinics, laboratories, and clinics with 20 or more users. Medcurial CMS Enterprise can help in increasing the efficiency of clinical processes which leads to better patient outcomes. Here’s some of Medcurial’s features:

    • Access all your patient records through an online, customizable, fully DOH-compliant enterprise-grade EMR system.

    • Deliver care beyond your clinic’s walls by engaging and connecting with your patients through a secure online patient portal.

    • Use telemedicine to conduct secure virtual/remote consultations and regular check-ups.

    • Open for 3rd Party Integration such as LIS, RIS, ERP, etc.

    • Access through any browser on your preferred device.

    • Track the current location of patients inside your clinic (by monitoring which section they are currently queued in).

    Stay tuned to find out more about Medcurial CMS Enterprise in our following blogs! If you’re interested in upgrading your clinic system to Medcurial, reach out to us and we’ll schedule you a free demo. 

    You can also try the free version for single-practice clinics here.

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      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.

      Start using EMRs for Telemedicine now! You may request for a demo now by clicking here.

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      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?

      For more information on how Medcurial can help your clinical practice, you may contact us here. You may also try it out for yourself! Get your free 30-Day Subscription here.

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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?

      Learn more about Hospital and Clinic Systems. Schedule a demo now.

       

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      Investing in Healthcare IT, Supporting Care Workers

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      2021 is for the health and care workers who are possibly among the rare few not threatened with job displacement. This is despite the increased use of technology.  On the contrary, the partnership between them has helped push online care providers into the mainstream. Yet, this is just the beginning.

      The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared

      and rightfully so because more than any other group, they are at the frontlines risking their own health caring for those seemingly increasing numbers of patients with Covid.

      According to WHO, “the YHCW is an opportunity to draw attention to the need for greater investments in health and care workforce readiness, education and learning to manage the pandemic and its consequences and to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine.

      Beyond COVID-19, investments are also needed in health and care workers’ ability to deliver primary health care, manage noncommunicable diseases, and provide mental health services, maternal and child health care, long-term care, and palliative care.”

      Technology More than Plays Its Part

      Further, WHO also states, “investments in education, continuing professional development, well-being and occupational safety in all of these areas are important preconditions for retaining and attracting health and care professionals. Without making health and care work a desirable and supported career path. Countries will also struggle to attract newcomers, including in rural areas. Moreover, it will also be challenging to progress towards universal health coverage and stronger, more resilient health systems.”

      While Exist Healthcare and Medcurial have committed to developing the systems to promote better patient outcomes and better care delivery, YHCW is also a timely reminder of the need for better-designed systems that support positive user experiences enabling happy and productive care providers.

      Healthcare systems have time and again mitigated the risks of spreading infection for patients and users alike. This is due to the increasing use of online technology. Things are not likely going back to normal soon. Along with this, the use of telemedicine and remote care portals and protocols will likely continue and spur further improvements.

      Unsung heroes for years, the pandemic now gave care workers the attention they deserve. By equipping them with the tools, healthcare IT will always provide them with needed help. This will let them discharge their medical duties the best they can safely while at the front lines—not only for their patients but for their families waiting for them at home.

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      COVID Puts Spotlight on Healthcare IT

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      Immune to IT’s charms, digital healthcare gets an unwelcome boost.

      Every crisis is a challenge as well as an opportunity.  It has always been the case for healthcare. Right now, the case for hospitals and care centers to go digital has never been stronger. 

      In the IT industry, it only takes weeks to months to jump and move into action when there’s a glimpse of technology that could potentially disrupt the way things work. Small, incremental improvements are often enough to elicit a quick decision to adopt a particular app or system into an existing process. Winning the business battle in today’s economy often begins in the front-ends and back-ends but like the rest of the other verticals, healthcare executives still suffer from cold-feet about this.

      Until COVID 19 happened.

      Within a month, care providers and institutions have realized that fighting the pandemic requires equipping the workforce with digital cover. At Geisinger, these digital efforts were organized in three areas:

          1. Communicating information to prevent future infections;
          2. Leveraging technology to advance clinical protocols; and
          3. Shifting the majority of the workforce to telecommuting.

      Information about the COVID 19 virus was unfolding by the day requiring that communication platforms and channels were kept running smoothly to provide timely and updated guidance into managing the disease as an institution.  

      Corollary to this is the rise of contact-tracing apps aimed at preventing the spread of infection. Hospitals can rely on this app to protect both staff and family visitors who need to be with the patients. Aside from being an effective monitoring tool for persons that were at a given location, these digital apps limit the need for in-person touchpoints which reduce the risk of contagion.

      Information resources about COVID 19 are just as essential when news about treatment reaches both the medical community and the public at roughly the same time. Note however that in the practice of medicine, the job of separating facts from fiction passes through stringent medical research which is most likely under the greatest pressure it has ever been.  

      Simply combing through research papers about COVID 19 wouldn’t work in this hectic scenario. Ensuring that doctors, nurses, and the entire hospital team operate using updated and guided protocols at the point of care requires implementing and integrating decision support resources into hospital systems to reduce the variability of care.

      The use of virtual teams and telemedicine has never been so important to keep a semblance of a patient-doctor relationship amidst social distancing. Infrastructure teams perform important work in keeping networks running and secure at all times. Software teams are scrambling to improve apps that allow full patient experience done virtually from home including appointments, video consultation, payment, and remote monitoring which benefits the doctors and hospitals as well.

      By reducing the need to meet personally, the need for doctors and hospital staff to be onsite is also minimized and this keeps them safe as well. For hospital IT teams, the use of web-based frameworks allows them to monitor, update, and perform fixes for hospital systems offsite which reduce crowding the premises as well. 

      We are nowhere near the end of the pandemic as all businesses, including healthcare have been greatly affected by COVID 19. Whether hospitals will continue with a ‘patch and resolve’, segmented, and siloed IT approach or incorporate all this into a comprehensive and cohesive strategy remains to be seen. Regardless, the benefits of adopting a digital approach will continue to reveal itself. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take another global pandemic to enforce this realization.

      Join us as Wolters Kluwer and Exist host a learning session on “How Reducing Variations is Key to Improving Patient Outcomes (and Defeating Covid 19)” and take a deeper look into proven approaches for improving your hospital organization’s care quality and clinical effectiveness!

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      A Playbook To Improve Clinical Effectiveness and Reduce Variability in Care

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      Rules and payment models keep changing, revenues falling while demand for care quality is at an unprecedented scrutiny. To thrive, hospitals need to address clinical variability.

      For years, our team at Exist has made it a priority to build technology capabilities that tear down the barriers of siloed systems particularly in healthcare.

      From our clinic system which connects both users and clinics to our hospital system that integrates every available important service within the institution around the patient data and the care that they received, we believed that achieving significant and quality care outcomes required connecting dots via promoting effective care coordination.  After all, a superhero doctor approach – which traditionally has been the case, is unsustainable, if not constrictive.

      While ‘interoperability in healthcare’ presents a tremendous gain, it is still not the end goal. What connecting through data unlocks is access to information that could lead to evidence-based care protocols and if taken to heart, reduce care variabilities.  

      It is apparent that hospitals globally are under tremendous challenge, not only from containing diseases but operationally with slow revenue growth that results in a sustainability challenge.

      This sustainability gap for healthcare providers is a result of multiple factors, not limited to:

        • Rules keep changing midgame
        • Shifting payment models
        • Regulatory changes
        • Rise of non-traditional competitors with tech advantages such as Google, Apple, and Amazon.

      It is quite a challenge!  

      Many hospitals will try to tighten their revenue cycle management — contain costs by streamlining operations and reducing staff and adding technology — but it would only be a short-term measure because it won’t be able to close this gap unless variability – source of inefficiencies, adverse events, increased lengths of stay, and higher mortality rates is addressed until consistency of care becomes the norm.

      At the root, two critical factors emerge that need to be addressed: the decisions clinicians are making every day and the engagement and preferences of your patients. 

      For institutions, however, addressing variability is an itch better left unscratched since it involves challenging traditional approaches and behavioral change for an overburdened care workforce, it can get pretty tricky.

      Unless doctors and clinicians come across a common care playbook that could make the transition easier and by which they could all align with.

      Healthcare is under siege and new approaches are needed. Learn more about evidence-based playbook to reduce clinical variability and address the sustainability gap.  Download the eBook Reducing Variability in Care: Drive Behavioral Changes That Improve Clinical Effectiveness to take a deeper look into proven approaches for improving your organization’s clinical effectiveness.  (Registration required).

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      Exist Software Labs’ Medcurial Becomes First DOH NCR-Certified EMR Software

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      Metro Manila, March 2020 — Exist Software Labs, Inc, a global IT consulting and solutions leader  achieves another feather in its innovation cap as it successfully completes the required EHR/EMR certification thus becoming the first EMR software certified by the Center for Health Development in Metro Manila under the guidelines contained in the Joint Administrative Order No: 2017-001 also known as the implementation of the National eHealth Electronic Medical Record System Validation (NeHEMRSV).

      Guided by the Philippine eHealth Strategic Plan (PeHSP) for Universal Health Care (UHC), one of the jointly-identified major strategies by the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Health Insurance  (PhilHealth) and Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is through the implementation of the NeHEMRSV. 

      The NeHEMRSV is envisioned to serve as the policy arm to implement national systems conformity assessment protocol for national health data reporting requirements of DOH and/or PhilHealth. Specifically, the NeHEMRSV shall confirm if an EMRS or HIS measures up and conforms to defined reporting requirements and 2 submission protocols. Further, its implementation will improve data capture, processing, aggregation, exchange and reporting on national health data requirements and standardize submission protocols among implementing health facilities.

      “As an experienced enterprise IT solutions provider across a variety of industries, Exist has always planned and prepared for the dynamics of change that govern technology to be able to respond to the needs of the times”, reveals Mike Lim, CEO of Exist.  “Once again, our team has proven that the systems we create and in this case, Medcurial, can readily support hospitals and care institutions in compliance with government eHealth initiatives.”

      Starting with the PhilHealth eClaims submission in 2018 as compliance to the electronic medical record (EMR) implementation, the renewal of hospitals’ license to operate (LTO) for 2020 now requires that EMR system and providers be duly validated by the Centers for Health Development (CHD) within their respective regions for which Medcurial has this distinction.

      “As the Philippines’ preeminent region, Metro Manila is where the majority of the country’s leading and advanced hospital institutions are located which is why being their first validated EMR is such a great honor for us, adds Willex Perez, Exist’s Director for Healthcare Solutions.  “We take great pride in the systems we build that not only automate manual processes and produce reports because we go beyond and unlock other system advantages which in this case, means supporting internal validation of data that minimize and capture errors before any official transmission.” 

      “Being awarded this certificate doesn’t mean that it’s time to sit back and rest easy.  On the contrary, it only lends more credence to our company slogan which pushes for continuous improvement be it in healthcare or any other systems in our portfolio”, adds Willex.

      “As we say, with us, there’s always a better way!

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      Push for Philippine Healthcare Transformation Continues

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      The Hospital Modernization Summit series has just concluded its latest stop in Manila last February 20, 2020, at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. 

      Aptly titled Digital Hospital Transformation Conference, Philippines, the event united local healthcare leaders, executives, care providers, and stakeholders to address the pressure of improving healthcare amidst the increasing challenge brought about by the need to incorporate universal healthcare, rising population, costs, and the threat of new diseases.

      Exist and Medcurial have once again teamed up with Zebra, a global leader in providing handheld and mobile devices, printers, and computers that are vital towards elevating the patient experience and promoting efficient hospital and clinic operations.

      With Zebra products and our MERX hospital information system, visitors and attendees were able to glimpse how the right device and hospital system integration are simple ways for hospitals to make the technology leap into innovations that make practical sense. From simple printing of labels and patient tags on virtually indestructible, tear-proof stickers that capture the admission, lab order, and results, to the patient and item tracking via advanced RFID scanners, we have demonstrated that technology tools are already available which will greatly prevent significant medical errors and replace labor-intensive manual activities.

      Below are some photos that were taken during the event:

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