There has been a significant change which has occurred in the past year or so. The healthcare industry, and particularly acute care facilities, in the midst of a flurry of merger and acquisition activity, has discovered as a whole they lack the ability to move quickly internally to assimilate new systems and to adapt to the changing environment. Quite inefficient and labor-intensive business processes are still being used.
We have seen a rapid advancement in application of information technology to almost every sector of industries. The explosion of Internet growth fuelled by the so-called killer application - the World Wide Web, further accelerates this advancement.
The Hospital Information Management System (HIMS) ultimately combine electronic copies of all documents created from admission to discharge with electronic reports, usually clinical testing or billing information, into a single electronic folder. They reduce labor, eliminate lost files and ‘loose sheets,’ improve access to authorized users, increase security and provide documentation for claims more quickly.
This scenario has rendered the almost impossible task of integrating and seamlessly managing patient’s record across hospitals, clinics and between countries or states.
HIMS is a Medical office on-line. It is a custom web site for each physician’s office. HIMS offers a web application that handles every task for a physician’s office. These tasks include billing, appointment scheduling, writing prescriptions, maintaining charts and notes, keeping lab results & X-rays, etc.
In addition to providing access to the office staff and the physician, HIMS also offers controlled access to others. Patients, pharmacists, drug company representatives, and other people could access HIMS to perform various tasks that would otherwise have to be performed by the physician’s office. MD Offices that subscribe to HIMS would benefit from increased productivity.