Published on July 4, 2012 at 11:01 AM
(NYSE: ACN) and Madrid Health Service have fully implemented the Madrid
Electronic Health Record (HORUS) system that captures all patient
information into a single, integrated record for 26,000 clinicians to
access across all parts of the regional healthcare system. The system,
with 15 million health records, was completed in 12 months.
"Madrid's health system is enabling a single network for providers and
citizens to access real-time clinical information," said Baltasar
Lobato, managing director for Accenture's health industry in Spain. "The
HORUS system is an effective response to recent public health changes
that have enabled patients to select providers, as it consolidates
health information, reduces duplication and coordinates patient care
across multiple institutions."
Using the Madrid Electronic Health Record system, medical professionals
can instantly view a patient's consolidated medical record from all
parts of the healthcare system, including demographic information,
clinical history, physician interactions, diagnostic assessments,
medications, procedures and other health system interactions.
"It's vital that health systems are collaboratively improving technology
with their physician users," said Zaida Sampedro Préstamo, directora
general de Sistemas de Información Sanitaria, Servicio Madrileño de
Salud. "More than 100 doctors serve on HORUS work groups to ensure new
features complement clinical protocols and are enabling the most impact
to patient care."
The system enables patients to securely access and exchange their own
healthcare information from remote locations. While patient information
is stored in local data databases across the region, citizens are given
unique patient identifiers for accessing their own medical records in
near-real time and managing privacy settings. The patient record
includes clinical history (i.e. diagnosis, medication, vaccination,
allergies), demographics and administrative summaries.