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Accenture: Madrid Healthcare Information Exchange Implemented
July 4, 2012
By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
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. The system Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Madrid Health Service have fully implemented is called the Madrid Electronic Health Record (HORUS) system . It 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.
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.
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.