Accenture Implements Madrid Healthcare Information Exchange With 15 Million Medical Records
MADRID, Spain; July 4, 2012 – Accenture (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.
The Madrid Health Service (Servicio Madrileño de Salud - Sermas) provides healthcare services for the Madrid region, which is the third largest city in the European Union. The Madrid Health Service is a network of integrated and organized care services including more than 250 primary care centers, 35 hospitals and over 80,000 professionals across both primary and specialized care.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 249,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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