There is a variety of software available in the market which makes it easy for hospital, clinics, physicians and other healthcare providers to improve the quality of service which they provide to their patients. These software solutions capture data about the patient who are affected by particular medical conditions including socio-demographic information, medical history, and information about specific diseases, as well as changes in the patient’s condition over time so that preventive healthcare can be provided and the disease can be better managed. This type of software is often referred to as patient registry software.
Healthcare providers can benefit greatly from the patient registry software as they allow physicians and other healthcare providers to access the central patient registry through the internet or intranet from computers at the hospital or clinic with the registry to serving as a central point of access for the management of the cases. The registry software can store useful information including the current status of each patient as well as the medical history, comorbidities, treatment and details about follow-up visit. The software can provide important management tools, such metrics and reports about the current level of service, and guidelines for quality healthcare delivery, as well as provide a means to monitor for defects in the current system and evaluating the effectiveness of processes to improve quality of care. As changes are implemented, these data can be used to assess the quality of the improvements to care and services.
Patient registry software can also include features to make it easy for the physician to provide preventive healthcare to patients by providing features that help manage patients, including alerts or notifications about tests or procedures that need to be conducted for each patient, tracking the progress of each patient to better manage patients with chronic diseases.
In addition to helping healthcare providers, patient registry software can also assist patients to by providing the patients with reminder or notification of upcoming medical tests or treatment by email or letter. Any correspondence sent to or received by the patient related to the patient treatment can be duly recorded in the patient registry software. The system can also keep track of patients who would prefer to be informed of any upcoming tests or visits by phone and generate a printable list of those patients so that they can be duly informed.
Finally, patient registries can also provide an invaluable source of research data about specific diseases which can be used to identify risk factors and causal associations between socio-demographic factors, exposure (and other covariates) and patient outcomes.
Patient registries have multiple uses including collecting, storing and reporting on patients with specific medical conditions, and also allow for more efficient care and treatment of patients. Registries are valuable tools for a variety of organizations including primary care clinics, specialty clinics, health plans, public health departments and pharmaceutical manufacturers.Like this article? Share it!