ERPNext for Healthcare Management

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The sudden boom in population growth globally in the past few decades, with the aging population including the huge number of grown-ups who are reaching their senior years, is significantly impacting the healthcare Industry. The number of people aged 65 and older is projected to grow by about 40 percent between 2012 and 2022 the fastest of any age group. This aging population (compared with the needs of younger people) will generally have greater healthcare needs. The effects of this aging population are lack of digital recording of patient data and medical history for effective and quick response action by the practitioners.

This gives rise to an immediate need for an all-rounded healthcare management tool to perform a systematic Patient management and records every small Patient detail in centralized form compared to that of the age-old tradition of paper documentation and file maintaining.

"Seeing modern health care from the other side, I can say that it is clearly not set up for the patient. It is frequently a poor arrangement for doctors as well, but that does not mitigate how little the system accounts for the patient's best interest. Just when you are at your weakest and least able to make all the phone calls, traverse the maze of insurance, and plead for health-care referrals is that one time when you have to your life may depend on it."

- Ross Donaldson, The Lassa Word

Current Scenario in Healthcare Industry in INDIA:

Healthcare Industry in India was expected to have the revenue to reach $81.3 billion (Rs 54,086 lakh crore) in 2013 and is now projected to grow to 17 percent by 2020, up from 11 percent in 1990.

The key contributors for such sudden growth include rising income, health awareness, increased precedence of lifestyle diseases and improved access to insurance.

  • The hospital industry in India is expected to reach Rs 8.6 trillion (US$ 132.84 billion) by FY22. The sector is expected to generate 40 million jobs in India by 2030. 100,000 jobs are expected to be created from Ayushman Bharat, the National Health Protection Scheme.
  • The private sector has emerged as a vibrant force in India's healthcare industry, lending it both national and international repute. It accounts for almost 74% of the country’s total healthcare expenditure.
  • Introduction of Ayushman Bharat Scheme, the biggest health financing scheme, the Indian government initiated ICT (Information and Communication Technology) for the development of the health sector in the economy.
  • Telemedicine is a fast-emerging trend in India; major hospitals (Apollo, AIIMS, and Narayana Hrudayalaya) have adopted telemedicine services and entered into a number of public-private partnerships (PPP).
  • NITI Aayog states that the National Health Stack (NHS) is a digital platform for healthcare in the country, aiming to have digital health records for all citizens by 2022 to make it easy.

Culture of Quality Improvement with ERPNext:

ERPNext along with its multiple domains consists a well-designed domain specially focused on the Healthcare Industry, undertaking all the important functional requirement in the modern Health center and stakeholders coordination within.

ERPNext being a packaged software, consisting of multi-purpose modules and submodules integrated with each other help’s making the Healthcare work process completely Automated and quick for every user.

In addition to that, Healthcare module is also along with multiple other management modules like Human Resource, Accounting, stock, Maintenance, etc helps in maintaining the regular administration records for easy functioning and maintenance of the Healthcare Center making ERPNext one of the most capable package products for any size Healthcare center.

Technical Impact on Improvement of Health :

In the past few decades, Information Technology has proved to become the new driving force for healthcare management through its recent innovations and number of change in practices, improving the quality of service and precise treatment for patients.

No doubt many Experts will agree that technology has impacted many aspects of our lives as the recent breakthroughs in data collection, research and treatments allow medical providers to use new tools and find fresh and innovative ways to practice medicine into the future.

Improved patient care and worker efficiency

Evolution of Technology has made patient care safer and more reliable than before. Medical Professionals like Nurses and Doctors use hand-held computers to record a patient's medical history and check that they are administering the correct treatment.

Lab tests results, records of vital signs, and medicine orders are all electronically put into the main database that can be referred to later by patients or Professionals. As more institutions are adopting electronic health records, patients have easier access to their own information which helps them to better understand what treatments have been carried out on them.

These databases are also consolidating large amounts of information that can be used for medical research. In addition to such vast patient history, scientists can better study trends and causes which will assure more breakthroughs in the coming future.

Feature of ERPNext:

  • Efficient and quick Appointment reservation
  • Improved Patient Experience
  • Proactive Approach To Patient Health
  • Improved care and efficiency with proper space utilization
  • Multiple Purpose Patient Reports
  • Auto record Payment in General Ledger

Better Decision Making

  • Easy to Use
  • Automate steamline medical Payment
  • Richer data for Physician to monitor and diagnose the patient
  • Cost saving by managing operations, purchases and billing
  • Flexible Payment Tracking
  • Multiple ready availability of reports