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Users Value and Benefits

An investment in Cohesion Medical's software solutions offer several key savings, benefits and returns to clinical users as well as healthcare strategists alike.

 

Cohesion Medical has a range of specialist medical software applications for the clinical diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with various diseases and conditions. Learn how Cohesion Medical is changing the clinic and healthcare world through our world-class software solutions and effective data management experiences with our user value and benefits below.

 

User Value and Benefits

The main benefits of these applications are that they provide legally/regulatory requirements for electronic record-keeping of treatments combined with "intelligent analysis of treatment-outcomes". The software thus enhances clinical decision-making, improves the effectiveness of patient treatments and facilitates the cost-effectiveness management of pharmaceuticals by pharmacists.

 

As such, the software is designed to reduce the usage of expensive treatments where no clinical benefit is shown, as an example in some cases this may save the NHS millions of pounds per clinic/healthboard by switching from DrugA to DrugB. Furthermore, the software reduces expensive and time/resource-consuming administration tasks required for freedom of information requests and clinical audits at clinics, healthboards and national levels.

 

Strategists - Integrated Clinics

The system can be used flexibly as a clinic-wide networked installation, allowing multiple users access at multiple consulting rooms or offices. The database is designed to allow multiple Clinic setups with each clinic locally administered and managed independently with their own data protected. A Super-Clinic, or National Data View, can collate all data from each clinic to provide  "live" overall statistics on the treatment of patients. The underlying technology platform makes it a highly modular, flexible and scalable solution.

 

Governance - Data Records

Cohesion Medical helps Specialist Medical Clinics deliver on clinical governance where data recording regulations are pervasive, and where patient treatment outcomes are increasingly being held accountable for clinical audits and hospital funds. We are the leader in delivering solutions that let clinicians, pharmacists, researchers and management teams produce, distribute, and realise value from collected data, whether at the delivery of best clinical practice or at the strategic level of healthcare resources. Applications are that they provide legal and regulatory requirements for electronic record-keeping of treatments combined with "intelligent analysis of treatment-outcomes".

 


Clinicians - Clinical Usability

The clinic's consultants have been able to use the application for in-clinic purposes including fast data-entry consultations with patients and immediate data history viewing with graphical information display and many easy to use features. Staff can use the application at any time, regardless of location.  This has been achieved by  delivering a Patient Record that displays a summary of the latest patient data with a full clinical history integrated with flexible and powerful management controls.

  • Patient Records - data on patients can be viewed as Dashboard Summary, Detailed and full Clinical Histories.
  • Diagnosis of Disease Patterns - details of Diagnosis, Co-Morbidity, Genetics, Sociography and more can be recorded and analysed.
  • Treatments for Drugs, Therapies and Surgery - can be fully managed and prescribed with histories displayed graphically.
  • Assessment & Monitoring - data for Biometrics, Blood, Imaging, Nutrition as well as Outcome Scores can be recorded and results displayed graphically.
  • "Quick-Consult" - a system has also been developed in order to facilitate a 2-minute time requirement to update the minimal patient data-set.
  • Admin Control - easy to use graphical interface and powerful management features can be used by Clinic Nurses and Consultants via permission access.

 

 

Patients - Response Benefits

With our solutions, we try to achieve greater collaboration between patient and clinic.
This involves keeping the patient very regularly updated with his prognosis on one side and making it easier for him to consult, report and feedback to clinic on a very regular basis in the most cost effective manner on the other. The database is primarily designed for interactive clinic patient consultations and not just as a passive 'reference' system. Patient engagement is achieved using patient logins. The display of graphical Treatment-Outcomes and the use of "Quick-Consult" provides clinicians as well as for patients as visual feedback on the management of their disease giving positive patient response benefits.

 

Pharmacy - Treatment Efficacy

Patient-Treatment Outcomes - graphically display and analyse the effectiveness of treatment outcomes for clinical review. The software is designed to reduce the usage of expensive treatments where no clinical benefit is shown, as an example in some cases this may save the NHS millions of pounds per clinic/healthboard by switching from DrugA to DrugB. The software thus enhances clinical decision-making, improves the effectiveness of patient treatments and facilitates the cost-effectiveness management of pharmaceuticals by pharmacists.

 

Research - Conduct More Studies & Research Trials

Clinical Research allows clinicians to conduct their own research as well as National Registers and other clinical research and trials on patient groups etc. Clinicians can assign patients to groups, as well as DNA Consents and National Registers, internal research trials and external clinical trials. Outcome studies are applied to clinical and population based data that seeks to study and optimize the end results of healthcare in terms of benefits to the patient and society. The intent of this research is to identify shortfalls in practice and to develop strategies to improve care. All our software have specific Outcomes Research modules built in. It is based on our properietery ORF (Outcomes Research Framework) model which can be integrated with any Clinical Information System capturing patients treatment data. The ORF model adds as an abstract layer over your existing Clinical System and gives you Outcomes Research result without having you to enter any data again. Key USPs of ORF:

  • No Repeated Data Entry
  • No Learning Cycle
  • Integrates with any Clinical System
  • Easily Exportable Results
  • Extensive Grouping and Querying Options

 

Staff - Search for Freedom of Information Requests

Search Case(s) Studies - a powerful search facility allows clinicians to analyse and query the database on almost all parameters and constraints, and display data graphically so ideal for case study presentations. The software reduces expensive and time/resource-consuming administration tasks required for freedom of information requests and clinical audits at clinics, health boards and national levels.

 

Audits - Clinical Reporting

The Audit section is a useful clinic management tool for users to perform regular reports on specific criteria. Audits can be performed on the usage of treatment drugs over specific periods. Reports for Clinic/Patient - can be generated simply with several options.

 

Management - Cost Savings

Clinic Overview provides collated overview data on all patients and treatments within the clinic. The software reduces expensive time and resource-consuming administration tasks required for freedom of information requests and clinical audits at clinics, healthboards and national levels. Satellite clinic administration of patient records which was considerable is therefore virtually eliminated. This has lowered the hospital administration costs considerably. Expensive and time/resource-consuming hospital administration costs are reduced. As staff can use the application at any time, regardless of location, so remote records management and administration costs are virtually eliminated.

 

IT Admin - Stable Platforms/Application Integration

Cohesion Medical's software applications are based on proven web-based client-server technology framework. The application can be used flexibly as a single desktop installation or as a clinic-wide networked installation, allowing multiple users access at multiple consulting rooms or offices. In the general case, the database is installed on a web hosting server such as Microsoft IIS running over a network and multiple users can access it via an appropriate web-browser installed on their computer. Our software is proven and operational in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde NHS for 1000+ patients for over four years.

 

  • Infrastructure - The whole system can be run from the current server infrastructure using permissioned firewall access for clinics on the NHS network.
  • Technology Framework - The database has been developed as n-tier scalable solution based on a web-based client-server technology framework.
  • Cohesion Platform - We have developed a proprietary "Cohesion Manager" platform which serves as a Server Applications Manager in order that there is greater monitoring and management of server services to ensure a higher level of service in terms of database delivery to users.
  • Application Design - The application uses Cohesion Medical's proprietary "Vibe Engine" technology and thus has a generic platform making it a highly modular, flexible and scalable solution.
  • Data Migration - If required any legacy system data can be imported from other clinics and older databases.
  • Data Integration - A very important aspect of our software system is to in ensure the application's integration with existing systems used by the organisation in order to have users share and use data with full efficiency.

 

Cohesion Medical is also able to integrate to any specific software used by a clinic, such as software to store test reports for patients, then making those reports available within Cohesion Medical's software is a real key efficient use of the new software. Cohesion Medical's software is designed with Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) which allows compatibility and communication with currently installed general software such Patient Management Systems (PMS), SCI Store and other appointments systems such as TrakCare.