In a relief to patients from long queues, a plan for online registration and availability of laboratory test reports on computer network of the hospital is underway at General Hospital, Sector 6.
“It is a pilot project and will take 6 - 1 2 month t i me to be implemented,” said Dr Usha Gupta, principal medical officer (PMO), General Hospital.
Right now, a patient, first, has to get himself or herself registered first for out patient department (OPD), then doctors are sent the registration cards. After that, if recommended, the patient has to register himself or herself again for test at hospital laboratory.
“But after computerisation system is introduced, once a patient gets himself registered, a unique ID will be generated. The doctor concerned will get to know through computer network which patient is coming to him. If he is sending the patient to laboratory for tests, the laboratory personnel will be infor med about it in advance. This plan will end the multiple registration of patients and save time,” said Dr Gupta.
She added that also doctors could also see the laboratory reports on the computer network too. “The hard copies of the laboratory reports will be provided to the patients,” she said.
For it, all the wards and laboratories will be connected through Local Area Network (LAN). The doctors could also access the past information of patients too on their desksstop.
Earlier, patients have to themselves collect these reports and take it to the doctors for the further treatment.