A hospital management system is a software designed to manage all the areas of a hospital such as medical, financial, administrative and the corresponding processing of services.
1: HL-7(Health Level-7) interfaces across all modules that facilitate standards conformance.
2: Flow of the financial data with centralized information to the payer modules.
3: Data for the management reviews displays graphically by executive information system (EIS).
4: The billing, insurance processing modules effectively process clinical data for efficient payout for health encounters.
1: Design a system for better patient care.
2: Reduce hospital operating costs.
3: Provide MIS (Management Information System) report on demand to management for better decision making.
4: Better coordination among the different departments.
5: Provide top management with a single point of control.
Hospital management System handles activities of major departments in a hospital-like:
1.Front Office/OPD Management
2. Patient management (scheduling, registration and long-term care)
3. Patient care management and departmental modules (radiology, pharmacy and pathology labs)
4. Investigative Labs
6. Medical Stores
7. Financial Accounting (billing, insurance processing, materials management, accounts payable/receivable, payroll and general ledger)
The hospital management system can be developed by using the waterfall model which is a popular version of the development life cycle model for software engineering. It describes a development method that is linear and sequential. It has distinct goals for each phase of development. In this model once, a phase of development is completed, there is no turning back, the development proceeds to the next phase. The advantage of this model is that it allows for departmentalization and managerial control.
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