Helping Hospitals Become Paperless Environments
MedLogic eHIM introduces the concept of comprehensive health information management to help hospitals secure their existing investments in health IT, gain the highest ratings in quality standards, and become completely paperless.
MedLogic eHIM is more than just an EHR; it consolidates all of the hospital’s back-end systems into a single system with an easy to use interface that is accessible from web browsers, mobile and tabular devices.
MedLogic eHIM gives physicians and other medical care personnel instant access to their task lists and patient charts. It integrates scanned images and electronic clinical data to create an all-inclusive patient data repository. Documents of virtually any type can be included in the patient’s chart: transcribed reports, scanned images, imported documents and electronic forms.
Core EHR Functionality
MedLogic eHIM provides extensive core electronic health records functionalities, including:
Electronic Medical Records
- Full high volume scanning module for the digitization of existing paper-based patient files, featuring web-based scanning and indexing workflows, batch management, intelligent form recognition, background processing, and productivity reports.
- Medical records in MedLogic eHIM are compound documents that can contain several files including scanned documents, generated charts and e-forms, voice notes, electronic files, and Microsoft Office documents.
- MedLogic eHIM support complex indexing of medical records featuring cascading dropdown lists, autocomplete, validation rules, and external sources.
- Data structures, taxonomies, and ordering methodologies for medical records can be defined, managed, and updated by system administrators.
- Fully encrypted storage management system supporting multiple storage devices and definition of hierarchical storage cabinets, both online and offline.
- Comprehensive search functionality using simple one field search, or logical operators on multiple fields, full text search, and searching for missing data.
Documentation and e-Forms
- MedLogic eHIM streamlines documentation by providing a large number of standard ready-made forms and templates that cover all specialties and ancillaries, powered by preconfigured identifiers and terminology, with the ability to design new forms without programming knowledge.
- MedLogic eHIM forms include for example: growth charts, pregnancy profiles, medical reports, progress notes, and health education.
- The populated forms are inserted automatically in the patient’s medical record as electronic documents, while the populated data is fed into a database to allow for statistics and analytics.
- Finished forms are locked for editing. Any future edits are recorded separately with full audit trails.
- MedLogic eHIM includes a complete patient appointment scheduling system, and can integrate with a number of third party appointment scheduling software.
Advanced clinical workflows to automate the data entry, processing, and reporting for medical records are available throughout MedLogic eHIM to ensure efficient operation.
- MedLogic eHIM supports ICD-10 standard coding for diagnosis and procedures, powered by auto-complete and lookup searches, and the ability to channel coding requests through workflows for verification.
- Coding information is stored in a custom database for statistics, analytics, and reporting; the coding database can be updated on demand.
Dictation and Transcription
- MedLogic eHIM enables physicians to dictate their notes and reports directly to mobile devices or desktop computers, and automatically recognizes the speech and converts to text notes.
- Alternatively, if no speech recognition is implemented, MedLogic eHIM can route the audio notes to transcription operators and supervisors through custom workflows powered by job queues, dashboards, and timers for escalation and notification.
Physician Query and Deficiency Tracking
- MedLogic eHIM enables operators to initiate physicians and consultants’ queries on demand about ambiguities or inconsistencies or deficiencies in medical charts, and physicians in turn can read and reply to queries from their mobile devices.
- Physicians can sign documents electronically according to predefined security settings.
- Operators can track the status of their queries at any time and generate extensive reports about response time as well as physician clearance reports.
Release of Information
- MedLogic eHIM enables patients to request copies of their medical reports online through a web portal or through a self-service kiosk system, and receive their reports in electronic or printed form once the approval process is completed.
- MedLogic eHIM enables physicians to generate instant reports and sign them either by digital signature, fingerprint, or authenticate them by smartcard or smartphone.
- The reports generator in MedLogic eHIM can be integrated with external sources or other systems to include more information.
- In addition to the standard clinical workflows provided by MedLogic eHIM, healthcare providers have the ability to define their own custom workflows.
- MedLogic eHIM features a drag-and-drop graphical process designer to map any clinical workflow with different types of variables, conditions, timers, triggers, and notifications. It also supports process simulation and the definition of sub-processes, parallel execution using splitters and joiners, synchronous and asynchronous execution. Multiple calendars and business hours can be defined for entire processes as well as individual steps.
- Instances of processes can be initiated by users from both the web interface and mobile devices.
- Dynamic administration and reporting are available on all processes.
- MedLogic eHIM provides a seamless user experience tailored to healthcare professionals and accessible from web browsers or native mobile and tablet apps, enabling them to search for and browse medical records, schedule appointments and tasks, execute jobs and procedures, display and fill medical forms, collaborate and communicate with fellow team members.
- Users can rearrange medical records by dragging and dropping pages, or adding and removing files according to their privileges.
- The user interface of MedLogic eHIM with all its components is available in multiple languages including English, Arabic, and French with easy switching.
Communication and Exchange
- MedLogic eHIM enables physicians, nurses, and medical record departments to communicate with each other over chat and share and exchange medical records for collaboration.
- MedLogic eHIM supports patient engagement by enabling medical consultations with physicians over chat. Chat sessions are recorded in special forms with proper approvals and then added to the patients’ medical records.
- Multiple installations of MedLogic eHIM (e.g. a medical complex or at different hospitals) can be linked together for exchange of medical records with configurable browsing privileges.
Connectivity and Standards
- Medical charts in MedLogic eHIM are arranged and classified to meet the requirements of the JCI standards when it comes to medical records.
- MedLogic eHIM provides radiologists with the ability to browse high-resolution standard digital radiology images when integrated with PACS systems.
- MedLogic eHIM features a DICOM Viewer to display DICOM medical images.
- MedLogic eHIM supports linking with medical equipment and third party medical systems through the HL7 standard protocol.
- MedLogic eHIM supports ICD-10 coding for medical diagnostics and procedures, manually and automatically.
- MedLogic eHIM supports PDF/A files (ISO 1:2005 – 19005).
- MedLogic eHIM can import data from legacy system, and provides long-term data migration capabilities.
- MedLogic eHIM features a security model based on users and groups and security profiles with granular levels of privileges. For instance, MedLogic eHIM can limit physicians browsing of medical record to their own patients, or browsing without being able to edit or delete, or allow them to access old records in predefined schedules.
- All system and user activity is monitored and logged down to the finest detail to provide administrators with audit logs that can be searched and filtered or fed into customized reports.
- Medical records integrity is maintained through enforcing version control on modifications, and providing electronic signatures on files to prevent tampering.
- MedLogic eHIM can integrate with Microsoft Active Directory to support centralized user definition and single sign-on.
- MedLogic eHIM supports HTTPS/SSL.
Customization and Integration
- MedLogic eHIM is highly customizable as it features a fully documented API that covers all functions and tools related to medical records.
- System integrators can build new custom user interfaces or link MedLogic eHIM to third-party applications
MedLogic eHIM in the Cloud
- MedLogic eHIM is cloud-ready with both private cloud and public cloud models powered by application architecture that features high availability clustering, multiple-server / multiple-processor load balancing, scalability, and disaster recovery modules.
- Implementing MedLogic eHIM in the cloud allows for cost-savings, greater accessibility and reliability, and easier administration.