This is the entry point in the hospital; a patient registered in the hospital and his/her personal information entered here. At this stage, it does not matter wither he/she is an inpatient, outpatient, or an emergency patient. The patient's status determines the relevant files and procedures to be applied, and hence what to charge him/her. For example if he/she is an inpatient, then a room/bed has to assign and he/she has to admit to the relevant ward. Other procedures like insurance, companion, guarantor, and collateral...etc. have to evoke.
There are several sub-systems in this module. All other major modules and sub-systems will be using the admission data and will access the databases used in this module particularly, the patient's accounting and billing system.
- Centralized electronic medical records
- Creates basic demographic record of inpatient.
- Allows Pre-admission reservation.
- Admission handling.
- Keeps record of historical medical data, and relevant data of previous encounters.
- Handles referrals and transfer of patients.
- Handles class given and class requested, with reference to insurance contract if available.
- Deals with isolation.
- Expedites emergency admissions.
- Manages transfer between classes including ICU/CCU.
- Charges are captured and posted automatically taking into consideration all transfers and movements of a patient.
- Prints labels at time of admission and when needed.
- Coordinates bed assignment.
- Inquiries about vacant and occupied beds at hospital.
- Allows diet identification of an inpatient.
- Allows reservation of more than one bed for a single patient.
- Handles normal and death discharge; financial related activities are completed upon discharge.
- Generates Bill for all expenses at time of discharge.
- Issues claims for insurance companies.
- Issues invoices and vouchers.
- Updates accounts of hospital and doctors accordingly.
- Generates discharge summary containing ICD-9-CM coding of the major procedures applied to the inpatient at a current encounter along with the main diagnosis, and identifies if any follow up needed.