We live in a time when information can be even more valuable than money. It should therefore come as no surprise that there are significant resources being invested in its storage, analysis and protection. This spans all industries and fields, including medicine.
Due to specific privacy legislation, at least a part of the information is, for a certain period, likely saved in both digital and physical form (printed on paper). This is the case in many countries, including Germany, for example.
Digitalisation makes sense in more ways than one, particularly for the medical field, and it has already made a mark in a number of other industries. Good examples are retail, sales and marketing, which leverage vast amounts of data obtained from websites, social networks and mobile apps to find leads and convert them into customers.
One of the main benefits of digitalisation is easy and convenient data sharing amongst an arbitrary number of recipients. This comes especially useful in healthcare settings as the patient’s information can be almost instantly shared between personnel involved in the patient’s treatment (general practitioner, specialists, nurses, etc.). And that’s not all. It is also possible to restrict the use of data to specific recipients, thus eliminating the possibility of (un)intentional data modification.
Gone are the days of paper medical records and folders, which sometimes have a nasty habit of getting lost or stashed deep in cabinets. Or are they? Despite the growing adoption of electronic health records (EHR), many healthcare facilities still use traditional paper-based records.
There are a number of them, with some more worth highlighting than others. The first is simply better quality of care overall [1, 2]. The next is a significant decrease in prescribing errors due to poor handwriting since all the data is in the same format [3, 4, 5]. Automatic reminders that some patients require additional or follow-up treatment, based on their medical history, have also proven their worth.
Computerised alerts for patients at high risk for deep vein thrombosis led to a 19% increase in the prophylactic use of anticoagulants and a 41% decrease in the risk of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism in the 90‑day period after discharge . Studies have also shown that physicians who used EHR had fewer malpractice claims: 6.1% of users of EHRs had a history of paid malpractice claims in comparison to 10.8% of non-users .
Developed based on extensive research into efficient workflows in healthcare facilities, MESI mRECORDS offers great versatility in a variety of applications and medical settings. Additionally, it is fully integrated with MESI mTABLET, together forming a comprehensive diagnostic solution of modular design. In short, a revolutionary approach to modern healthcare requirements.
More specifically, mRECORDS offers the storage of all the data about specific patients in one location, not just the results obtained with the MESI mTABLET device. This includes but is not limited to triage, specialist opinions, consultations and many other types of data. Another important feature is its upgradeable nature, which affects the entire diagnostic system. This enables the user to customise the solution for their specific needs with the added benefit of easy storage of all the data.
Lastly, mRECORDS offers easy sharing of saved information between healthcare professionals on PCs, mobile devices and mTABLETs. The data is, of course, in the same format, eliminating the possibility of misunderstandings and reducing the amount of time spent on diagnosis and treatment.
Enhancing your medical practice through modern diagnostic tools that offer an easy and convenient way to manage medical records is no longer just an unnecessary perk, but an essential part of a modern practice. Savings in time, money and resources are just some of the benefits, not to mention the traceability of data offering an additional layer of security.