Exist launches web-based system to help doctors manage practice-A A +A
Sunday, October 28, 2012
EXIST Software Labs, a software development company and healthcare solutions provider, has launched Medcurial, a web-based clinic practice management and electronic medical records (EMR) system designed to help Filipino doctors and clinics shift from paper-based practice to digital with ease.
“While working on healthcare systems in leading hospitals within Metro Manila and Cebu, we received numerous requests from doctors for a system they can use for their private practice,” said Exist chief exercutive officer Jerry Rapes, “They have seen how we use technology to help different departments manage hospital information.
Medcurial is designed to do the same thing for doctors within the confines of their private clinics.”
“We applied the same cutting-edge enterprise technology used in hospital systems to create Medcurial,” Rapes said, “We’ve built a secure and stable platform and infrastructure that ensure that clinic data remain private, safe and more importantly, always available.”
Unlike traditional EMR systems installed in computers, doctors need only to log into the web to access Medcurial. There is no need to install software and no special computer specifications needed to run it. Regular software updates occur at scheduled intervals in order to ensure that Medcurial evolves with the healthcare practice and never become obsolete, the company said in a press statement.
One significant advantage of a cloud-based system like Medcurial is that it offers doctors the opportunity to improve services delivered to patients by sharing more accurate information across various health settings. According to a MarketsandMarkets study released last July, the global use of cloud computing in healthcare will grow by 20.5 percent annually and will be worth $5.4 billion by 2017.
“Doctors see their patients at different care venues that it doesn’t make sense to have an EMR system that can only be accessed within their clinics,” said Willex Perez, product head for Medcurial. “Just imagine what will happen if for any reason you cannot go to your clinic and you need information badly because of an emergency situation that happens to your patient. Not only is it costly to repeat all laboratory tests, it causes delay in treatment and loss of time.”
Medcurial will run on mobile phones, laptops and even iPads. Doctors can access their appointments schedule, view patient records as well as billing records whenever they need to, anywhere. With the Internet becoming more widely available, there is no excuse to be cut off from important information especially when it involves patients, the company said.
“Healthcare today is more complex because there is plenty of patient information from different sources. We designed Medcurial not just for the current physicians’ needs, but built it on a platform that can support an integrated healthcare system of the future for the country, where all health providers - doctors, clinics, hospitals and other care practitioners including the patient themselves contribute in finding the best care outcome,” Perez said.
“We don’t want to burden the doctors with technology. Doctors don’t have to worry figuring out which software or device to use. We have a robust support team equipped to assist them during the entire modernization process. Using Medcurial, we empower the doctors to concentrate on what they do best which is to take care of the patient,” Perez said.
Doctors can sign up for a free trial or subscribe to monthly plans by visiting http://medcurial.com. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 29, 2012.