HIMA INDIA Conference – 2018 on Implementation of Electronic Health Records for Effective Patient Care
Author: Desk November 3, 2018
The Health Information Management Association in association with Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute is organising a two day National Conference on Implementation of EHR for Effective Patient Care for Doctors, Nurses & Paramedics.
It was inaugurated today morning at a inaugural ceremony held at Auditorium of Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute. Dr RV Prabhakar Rao, CEO, BIACH&RI was the Chief Guest. Dr T Subramanyeswara Rao, Medical Director, BIACH&RI, Dr Nimma Satyanarayana, Medical Superientendent, NIMS and Prof GD Mogli, CEO & MD, Dr Mogli Healthcare Management Consultancy, Hyderabad as Guest of Honours.
The Inaugural Ceremony begun with Lighting of Lamp by the dignitaries. Later Dr Zakir Hussain, HOD, Medical Records Department of BIACH&RI has welcomed the gathering. Later speaking on the occasion, Dr Mogili, who is also known as father of Medical Records system in India has explained the importance of such conference that is intended for exchanged latest techniques and best practices followed in the subject.
Further speaking on the occasion, Dr Nimma Satyanarayana, Medical Superintendent, NIMS Hospital has opined that the medical records should be maintained in a way that they are beneficial to patents, doctors and also for research purposes. He also advised the medical records professionals to maintain records in a way that they will be helpful in fighting ever increasing legal cases in the field.
Finally Speaking on the occasion, Dr RV Prabhakar Rao, CEO, BIACH&RI has said that the future lies with electronic health record system that can be accessed by doctors, patients and allows the data to flow from one process to another easily. He also urged them to focus on safety, privacy and other such issues while dealing with sensitive information of a patient. A proper control must be placed to ensure that data is secure, he advised.
During the day, the experts focussed on various issues related to medical records. They also deliberated upon the importance of electronic records and various aspects related to it.
The two day conference was attended by the members of The Health Information Management Association, medical records professionals from various hospitals, institutions from across the nation.