ERPNext for the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare market is estimated to reach a staggering billion dollars in the coming years. This is the direct result of the increasing awareness about healthcare and its importance. In addition, with the recent government initiatives to provide healthcare facilities to every nook and corner, things look quite promising for the healthcare industry.

With the growing competition in healthcare industries, the need to stand out has witnessed an exponential rise and businesses operating in the healthcare sector ought to leverage next-gen enterprise technology solutions. ERPNext is an open-source solution for healthcare that can help you maintain all critical data under one roof.

Patient Repository

In ERPNext Healthcare, the Patient document corresponds to any individual who is the recipient of the healthcare services you provide. For every document ERPNext Healthcare, it is important to have a Patient associated with it, after all these individuals are the ones who are diagnosed, and offered consultation by the hospital doctors. You can save pertinent information of every patient and with an integrated system like ERPNext, all data is accessible to everyone at one place.

Patient Repository
 
 
Healthcare Practioner

Healthcare Practitioner

ERPNext Healthcare allows you to create multiple practitioners and link to a User with appropriate Roles. These are the doctors, nurses, ward boys who are serving the hospital unit in one way or another. You can restrict access to users based on their roles. You can ideally link the User to Employee document for the user to access Human Resources module so as to utilize the many features like Leaves, Payroll etc. All aspects covered with one software.

Practitioner Schedule

Physician Schedule will help you to configure the availability of Healthcare Practitioners. You can then select an applicable schedule for each practitioner. Based on the days and timings configured in the practitioner’s schedule, the system will block the appointment under the patient’s name for the practitioner.

Practitioner Schedule
 
 
 
Patient Appointments

Patient Appointments

There is no chance of redundant appointment slots or discrepancy in booking patient appointments since everyone has full visibility of the healthcare practitioner’s schedule in the calendar view. We can also automate notification emails to be sent as in when a patient appointment is booked for a consultation.

Documents Storage

There are various kinds of reports, critical notes and information that need to be maintained against a patient. Instead of dwelling with third-party storage apps, use ERPNext’s file attachments to store multimedia documents of any format ranging from text, PDFs, reports, images or videos even. This also ensures that patient record reflects all information pertaining to him/her.

Documents Storage
 

Patient History

With this report, you can view any patient’s historical records as maintained in the healthcare software. Information ranging from primary details of patient, allergies and medication offered in the past, patient encounters with the healthcare practitioners, and so on. This screen gives you the life cycle of a patient, right from the beginning of their journey with your healthcare unit.

Patient History

Emails

Emails

No need for engaging with messy email chains, email from your healthcare software itself! You can email your patients or their guardians with respect to their appointments, medication advice or follow-ups. Email is a text editor and allows you to attach documents in any format. When the recipient replies back to your email, the response is fetched directly in the email thread and this keeps all correspondence in one place.

Patient Encounter

ERPNext Healthcare allows you to record every encounter with patients. You can create a Patient Encounter based on a previously booked Appointment or directly by creating a new Patient Encounter. In the Patient Encounter document, all Patient-related details will automatically be populated enabling easy access to relevant data. The Patient Details section will list the latest Vital Signs record of the patient and other information captured in the Patient screen.

Patient Encounter
 
Prescriptions

Prescriptions

Record all observations, assessments of all patient consultations through prescriptions. Configurable print format builder so that you can format the view of the prescription – using your hospital’s letterhead, move data fields around and display only significant information as required. Beautiful and flawless formatting at your disposal with quick and easily configurable tool.

 

Clinical Procedures

You can use this document to map all the clinical procedures, for example, wound cleaning, ultrasonography, endoscopy or cataract surgery. ERPNext allows you to preconfigure Clinical Procedure Templates so that you do not have to set the default properties like the consumables every time you order a procedure. Billing can also be automated based on the consumption of stock against these procedures and the charges of the consulting OPD doctor.

Clinical Procedures Kanban View
 
Inventory

Medicines and Equipments

Integrated inventory so that you have a realtime view of the availability of products, managing stock levels in various locations with warehouses, stock transfers, and so on. Batched or serialised items – pick your take. Scanning barcode via your device camera gives you blazing fast search through the hierarchy of your drugs, medicinal equipments, assets, and so on.

Billing and Pricing

Invoice your patients, chase receivable payments with payment requests and notifications via email/SMS reminders. Provision to create custom print format templates for bills, and set up defaults. As for Item Pricing, it’s a one-time configuration and auto-fetched in transactions thereon. This entire cycle can also be automated for repeat transactions based on fequency of repetition.

Billing

Auto Stock Replenishment

In an industry where the line between life and death is too faint, you cannot afford the stockouts of important medicines. To prevent this, you can track an item’s reorder level. When the stock level goes below the reorder level, this healthcare software will create an automatic material request for quicker replenishment of inventory, thereby reducing chances of stock exhaustion.

Auto Stock Replenishment
 
 
Customize Patient

On the fly customisations

Map important data specific to your healthcare unit by adding custom fields in your forms. Customise form behaviour by auto-fetching values, hide fields based on user roles, create custom Print Formats all without writing a single line of code. Create your own version of Healthcare Software with ERPNext’s robust and flexible platform.

Source: erpnext.com