SIMS Presentation at Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo - Sri Lanka
College of Surgeons Annual Academic Sessions held with the participation of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh At Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo. As a part of the event, Keyprog's Surgical Information Management System (PC version) has been presented to demonstrate the importace of electronic health records by one of the reputed general surgeons in Sri Lanka, Dr. E.A.D Udayakumara.
Key Areas of the Presentation
Every practising surgeon has a responsibility to maintain good quality surgical records. Clinical records are fundamental to the process of the delivery of surgical care, contributing to the diagnosis, planning and correct sequencing of treatment. Moreover, accurate records are essential to ensuring that patients receive appropriate and safe treatment.
The recording of surgical information by a surgeon is important for several reasons, all of which are closely related to the quality of care provided to patients:
It enables Surgeons to obtain information necessary to provide appropriate, individualised care. A surgical information helps to identify conditions relevant to the patient’s health or which could have an impact on how treatment is carried out, e.g. conditions which require antibiotic prophylaxis or preclude certain treatment or prescription of certain drugs (drug allergies and interactions).
Recorded Information of patients about certain medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, allergies or heart disease could be vital if a medical emergency occurs in the surgical practice.
Medical records reveal critical information required to address infection control issues. Despite the fact that cross infection control in surgery is generally based on the surgical history and related information of the patient.
Surgical information recording prevents medical complications and thus minimise detrimental effects to the patient and the possibility of medico-legal complications for the Surgeon.