Vision and objectives:
The information technology department at the nephrology urology center is a main pillar of the Center's leadership and planning pillars The department provides an integrated system of information management and ease of trading information between the various departments of the center, which facilitates the processing of data and create a work system which is not based on paper to improve the service and to direct the time of the medical and administrative staff to the medical care service.
The information technology department also provides an electronic network to connect all departments of the hospital, including nursing, inpatients departments, radiology department, pharmacy, outpatient clinics and minyet sammanoud branch.
In addition, the department is always committed to an effective role by using the highest level of technical services and technical support, in addition to enhancing, facilitating the healthcare services, data management, operation and scientific research inside and outside the center.
• providing many servers for health information systems management at the center and data storage to create central data base.
• Manage different information systems in the center (such as booking dates, stores, workers affairs, accounts, ... etc).
• networks design and digital infrastructure.
• providing computers and its regular maintenance.
The Health Information Systems is considered one of the most prominent information systems in the center and has the most important impact on the medical performance in the center and its branches.
Health Information Systems at the Center
Medical records development at the Center:
The process of medical records development in the Center has gone through many stages before reaching its recent image.
Where the medical records or what we call the patient file is one of the basic pillars of the healthcare process.
These records gain its importance from the fact that it saves all patient information starting from the patient personal information and comprehensive medical treatment, all laboratories and radiological reports, diagnoses, treatment, follow-up reports and important medical decisions.
These medical records were kept in hand written papers in the form of files. Over the past 40 years, with the development of information technology, the center started using the electronic medical records, and transfers all the data through the information networks.
since its establishment , the center was the leader in the application of the medical record system. Between 1981 and 1996 the idea of having a special section of medical records in the form of paper files was applied, the staff of this section arrange the files and save them and provide what is needed by the physicians and researchers. The first type of electronic medical record was first introduced according to the available technological capabilities at this time, and was originally targeting to follow up the basic data and some little medical information for the patient.
Digital Medical Information Technology:
With the introduction of the application of digital information technology in medical institutions, the center began to focus on the medical data of the patient as a central hub for the medical record to link its information and arrange it. Tests results and reports became functionally linked.
in 1996, the center was targeting to create a system to collect the global health data systems supported by the network system by dealing with global databases as well as measurable standards for global health care providers, most notably HL7 and DICOM.
The Center has also strengthened the implementation of this goal by establishing an integrated digital medical information network using the most popular international and local companies in the field of medical systems, including radiology, laboratories and medical statistics to facilitate the transfer of data between the various departments involved in the patient medical record
The most important of these is the Radiological Information System (RIS), a system for archiving and transferring medical images (PACS). These systems are integrated computer systems that store, distribute, display, and it was connected to the radiology devices in the center, and this was activated by a host of servers and storage media with large storage capacity and high speed of access. In addition, there is a connecting network with a fast digital structure. The system also includes a set of data acquisition controllers. Viewing stations and data entry stations
One of the most important characteristics of the patient information network is that the user, especially the doctor, directly records the medical information on the computer. Which is more accurate and reliable way, it also provides communication between the users in the center in different buildings (the main building, the outpatient clinics complex and the Minyet Samannoud branch).
Although the current system works effectively and efficiently, the center is always keen to keep pace with modern medical systems, which are rapidly developing internationally with high quality specifications and the development of equipment and software technology, supporting the concept of integration for which the idea of this system was created, And provide more technical support.
For this reason, the center is in the process of developing the patient information system in a more integrated manner, including many points and the most important points are:
Laboratories: which aims to follow the flow of medical tests that takes place in the center starting from the registration of the laboratory requests of patients, and arranging these requests in a daily work list then the distribution of these tests on the corresponding analytical equipment , and waiting for the results to be transferred digitally not manually ending with storing these results on the patient information system.
Pharmacy: aims of linking the physicians' medications orders of the patient so that the instructions are integrated and transferred to the pharmacy to be implemented by the pharmacist.
Nursing: in terms of linking the doctor's various orders either laboratory tests, radiology request or medication orders so it can be implemented by the Nursing staff
And this is in order to achieve the maximum level of integration in the patient medical file to raise the efficiency of the center's medical service.