Context of the Study
Today, computerization is a major advancement in technology that helps in many ways: it makes information storage easier and faster thus it can save a lot of time and manpower, and many tasks are done in a certain amount of time. Great amount of time is being consumed by information storage, retrieval and the billing process of most local hospitals and clinics. To be able to provide the medical needs of the rapidly growing population, local hospitals must be flexible to the current trends and innovation in today's changes in technology. One of the concerns of local hospitals nowadays is how to reduce the number of paper works in having a transaction with the patient that could fasten the process of admission, discharging and billing of a patient. Another concern is how to extend the accuracy in computing the patient bills, which is very essential in local hospitals because some patients are so smart that they can find a way that they do not have to pay their local hospitals bills. Some are having difficulty in paying because of the slow process of computation which can take less or more than a month depends on the number of laboratory procedures or other cases. Observing the institution, I the researcher have decided to propose a computerized patient monitoring and billing system that is intended to solve the concerns discovered. Efficient patient and staff monitoring system and patient billing management greatly affect areas of local hospitals such as medical services, billing policies and price rates. With the help of this proposed computerized system local hospitals can easily keep track and maintain each patient's information as well as information about doctors, nurses and ward boy/girl.
In this final year project, a method was proposed by using visual basic to develop software for managing a hospital. The main contribution of this software is to help the hospital management keep...