10There are two types of information systems in health facilities: administrative systems and clinical systems. Imagem’s products are in the second category, ie those that are not entitled to failure because they are necessary for routine clinical operations. They play a critical role. Without them, it is impossible for the health facility to carry out its mission.
Imagem’s products use the ADT (Admission, Departure, Transfer) system to obtain information about patients. This is the first action imposed to preserve integrity. The system uses Master Patient Index (PMI) databases to access patient data and automates the workflow. This patient index is maintained and validated by the institution’s archivists. We refer to it to avoid duplication of records.
Information systems play a crucial role, with considerable constraints. They must:
The right information must circulate in order to be available to the professionals that the patient will encounter during their stay in a healthcare facility. A software error in the area of information technology applied to health has the potential for serious consequences. A key step in a new installation is therefore to ensure the interoperability of all software, databases, and systems.
Each transaction must, therefore, respect the proper functioning of the database so that the changes entered are recorded and accessible to all authorized professionals.