Thesis: Electronic Health Record and Local Community Hospitals

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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 retrieval and the billing process of most Local Community Hospitals without computer generated system is slow. To be able to provide the medical needs of the rapidly growing population, Local Community Hospitals must be versatile to the current trends and innovation in today's changes in technology. One of the concerns of Local Community Hospitals nowadays is how to lessen the number paper works in having a transaction with the patient that could fasten the process of admission, discharging and billing of a patient. This greatly affects the profitability of the institution that makes the admission and billing of patients a long process. Another concern is how to extend the accuracy in computing the patient bills, which is very essential in Local Community Hospitals. Because some patients are so smart that they can find a way that they do not have to pay their Local Community Hospitals bills. Some are having a 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; the researchers decided to propose a computerized patient monitoring and billing system that is intended to solve the concerns that they discovered. Efficient patient monitoring and billing management greatly affect areas of a Local Community Hospitals such as medical services, billing policies and price rates. With the help of this proposed computerized system the Local Community Hospitals can easily keep track and maintain each patient's information. The computerized patient monitoring and billing system is expected to help Local Community Local Community Hospitals because of its ability to automatically compute the patient's bills, generates reports and official receipt that surely fasten their transactions with the patients. From admitting a patient to discharging, laboratory procedures and other Local Community Hospitals procedures will be updated and presented in precision. Objectives of the Study

General Objective
The general objective of the study is to develop a computerized patient monitoring and billing system, for the medical institution Local Community Local Community Hospitals to fasten the admission and discharging process of patients, and to provide automatic computation of one's patient bills. Specific Objectives

• To design a prototype that will provide an accurate patient information, monitor the medical services that each patient undergo, make the recording of all patient information more organized and generate automated reports of patients in the Local Community Hospitals. • To develop a system that will lessen the numbers of paper works and provide security of patient information and medical records of each patient. • To test and evaluate the acceptability of the system by gathering feedbacks from the target users, the Local Community Hospitals management and technical experts. Scope and Limitations of the Study

This study is about patient monitoring and billing system for Local Community Local Community Hospitals. The scope of the study is to monitor the admission and release of each in-patient inside the Local Community Hospitals. It will track the services that each in-patient undergo, time spent by the in-patient inside the Local Community Hospitals, backing up the records. This study also includes the billing system of the Local Community Hospitals; the automated calculation of patients total payment, change and printing of receipt. This study tries to eliminate the manual patient monitoring and billing system that is currently used by Fabella Local Community Hospitals. All information from the...
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