JIPMER has introduced an online diagnostic report storage and retrieval system that will save physicians time and have to travel to the lab for patients.
Initiated by the Hospital Information System Unit (HISU) of JIPMER, the system software automatically sends a diagnostic report which is generated by a device for authorization of the consultant concerned. Once the authorization has been granted, the laboratory report will be published on the JIPMER website. These reports can be viewed by the clinician at any time using their secure credentials. The advantage of the system is that the patient or clinicians do not need to come to the laboratory in person to collect the report.
JIPMER Director SC Parija launched the system in the presence of Dr J. Balachander, Medical Superintendent, Dr Anita Rustagi, Additional Medical Superintendent and Head of HISU, and heads of various other departments.
Dr Parija said that JIPMER’s vision is to make JIPMER globally recognized in terms of better patient care as well as technology. Very soon, JIPMER will have the ORS (online patient registration) with integration by SMS so that patients can know the status and be able to print or download the laboratory reports from their home or the CSC (Common Service Centers) himself, he said.
JIPMER, recognized as “an institution of national importance under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare” established the facility as another step in the advancement of information technology for better patient care.