The big advantage is actually the clarity. We really have a complete listing of all visits in the past for every single patient. From each visit, you can view all the examinations that have been performed. We can view the whole thing chronologically, but we can also sort it by content, which means it's very intuitively designed and very quick to call up and open.
Dr. Thomas Thouet, Institute of Sports Medicine at the Charité
At the Institute for Sports Science and Sports Medicine at the Charité in Berlin, our modular [i/med] Sport is used. A standard software solution that is also used or can be used in exercise and occupational medicine, training sciences and similar institutes.
We simply have this hybrid situation where, on the one hand, Charité as a whole is dependent on SAP. We have to use that. Clearly. At the same time, however, we naturally wanted to have a system in our microcosm, so to speak, that is as flexible as possible for us and where we can connect all our functional diagnostics. Where we also have our own design options. Both in terms of data input, but of course also in terms of data output and use of the data. And that's why we have our own "hospital information system" docked onto the SAP system. This allows us to more or less design the data management within the department ourselves.
An understandable concern, which we were able to realize with our [i/med] Sport: Starting with the extensive anamnesis required for sports medicine. Anyone who visits the sports medicine outpatient clinic at the Charité is given a tablet at the beginning of the examination on which the medical history is already recorded digitally. This data is automatically transferred to the digital patient file. There, they can not only be viewed by medical staff from anywhere, but the system also actively warns of any abnormalities:
For example, abnormalities in the family history. Sudden cardiac death below the age of 50 in the family history is an absolute warning signal and this is then also shown here again in a highlighted form, i.e. you can then also specifically address it again in the conversation and ask what actually happened.
Even before the interview, a number of different examinations take place. Usually starting with anthropometry, in which data such as height, weight, blood pressure, body fat, etc. are collected manually. For this purpose, there is a smart mask that automatically calculates the BMI, for example.
In order to simplify the work as much as possible and at the same time minimize the sources of error, the devices at the institute were connected to the [i/med] Sport. The order to the device is therefore carried out from the software and the results also end up there. Optionally as PDF partial results and/or as structured data. E.g. for a resting ECG. Or for an exercise ECG. And also for spirometry. It does not matter whether the device is connected directly via a bidirectional interface or has its own evaluation software to which the interface is implemented. And this even applies to data collected outside the institute.
This is a very comfortable matter. That means we can start the Merlin Viewer from [i/med], with which we have access in principle to all the image data of this person sitting in front of us, and we don't have to go back to SAP or somehow to the HIS or PACS. This is really, ultimately a fully integrated system with access to all data: Laboratory data, image data, examination data here from the institute, and just medical history data. That is very helpful.
Dr. Thomas Thouet
Call up and compare ultrasound images directly from [i/med] Sport
In other words, an all-in-all flexible, intuitive and, last but not least, modular system that provides users at the Institute of Sports Medicine at the Charité in Berlin with an end-to-end digitized, paperless workflow. From the eAnamnese, a waiting room overview module, to the individual functional diagnostics with the respective device and software connections, all the way to billing (private billing, collective billing for senders and, last but not least, KBV-certified health insurance billing). And finally, the almost completely automated physician letter writing, which saves an enormous amount of time.
As far as the creation of doctor's letters is concerned: We are faster with this and that is already something that will also be an important quality factor in the future. Because we have all the information digitally, we can easily share it with doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers. This is important to ensure the best possible care. In the future, we will probably have a common electronic record for all patients, and we are already very well prepared for that.
Prof. Dr. Bernd Wolfarth
Collect all important information in one place and create a doctor's letter from it with one click
And as with all solutions based on our web-based DORNER Workflow Engine framework, you don't even have to be physically at the institute to use the system.
Ultimately, I have the option of logging directly into [i/med] via VPN from home using the browser, so that in principle everything that I would work on here at my desk can just as easily be done from home. Or sometimes, and that's what sports medicine is all about, that a test result has to be checked again at 8 or 9 a.m. on a Sunday because a competition or match might be coming up in the afternoon. Of course, it's also very elegant when you open the tunnel view (or VPN access) to the Charité and can view it in two mouse clicks from home.
Dr. Thomas Thouet
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