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Hospitals to share Covid-19 patient data and health updates with centralised system

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All hospitals treating Covid-19 patients will have to enter data relating to the admission, treatment and discharge or death of a patient with the Covid Patient Management System (CPMS). This mandate will come into effect from August 1 and the first round of training on how to go about uploading and sharing such data was held on Wednesday.

The health department launched CPMS few days back with the aim of effective monitoring of Covid patients who are undergoing treatment in different hospitals. According to an order from Swasthya Bhawan the objective of launching the system is to capture cent percent data on patients pertaining to admission, early warning score during treatment, lab investigations reports and also on discharge of death.

“The virtual training on Wednesday was on how to access the system, on the kind of data pertaining to a patient that needs to be entered, how to upload such data and the frequency of uploading such data in the system. This would be close to sharing data real time,” said Tirthankar Bagchi medical director AMRI Hospital Dhakuria.

Once a patient tests positive to Covid infection, the hospital has to enter the patient’s SRF (Specimen Referral Form), along with other details, upload it in the CPMS. Every admission has to be uploaded with details of the symptoms during admission and also specify co-morbidities if the patient has any. Early warning score on patients will have to be entered in the system at least once a day.

“Hospitals are also expected to share general updates of patients like basic parameters twice a day. This will require us to have additional manpower to key in the data. But it seems to be a good initiative where patient care will be under the scanner of senior health officials and hence we can expect more transparency,” said an official of a hospital off the EM Bypass.

The online training on Wednesday was attended by senior administrators of hospital hospitals.

Source: Times of India

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