Medical records go online

A new e-Med software has been launched to help general practitioners with easy delivery of service.

It will, for the first time in Fiji, allow patients to access their medical records electronically at any time without visiting the doctor’s clinic.

Launched during the annual Fiji College of General Practitioners annual conference in Sigatoka over the weekend, the software is an electronic health record and medical practice management application.

Its developer Rueben Moynesh said the software featured fully integrated electronic health records, practice management, scheduling, electronic billing and internationalisation.

“It can run on Windows, Linux, Mac, OS, X, and many other platforms,” Mr Moynesh said.

“It is a web-based solution which can either be hosted over the internet and accessed from anywhere in the world and the other option is host it internally in the clinic.

“It has an unlimited number of user accounts that can be created to access the system.”

He said patients also had the option to access their medical records with the new system.

“They can access their information without coming to the clinic making it easier not only for them but also for the GPs and they can schedule their next appointment with their doctors using this new system.”

Known as the e-Med, the application can also track patient demographics, medications, lab reports, immunisations, referrals and electronic digital document management.

-FT