The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS Delhi) in Delhi has launched a dashboard on its official website that shows the status of availability of emergency beds in the hospital and the number of patients awaiting for admission.
AIIMS Delhi launched the “Main Hospital Casualty Dashboard” during a high level meeting of heads of various national capital based hospitals to discuss the issue of better coordination among them to handle patients effectively.
“Patient tracker system” was showcased by the AIIMS wherein doctors can see the current status of their patients in an emergency, such as “What investigations are pending/ which referral call to specialty department is pending, time in an emergency, etc”.
AIIMS Director M Srinivas on Saturday held a meeting with medical superintendents of government hospitals where he emphasized the need for real-time emergency bed availability of all the hospitals, integrated unified dashboard of bed status, and creating two-way referral of critical and non-critical cases.
He also stressed the formation of a “human network” wherein all hospitals will have nodal officers in their emergencies for efficient communication with other hospitals regarding the availability of beds and clinical status of patients being referred.
Dr Srinivas also suggested formulation of a mechanism of two-way referral of patients — the hospital with lesser expertise can send their critical patients to a higher centre while higher centre can refer their stable emergency patients to hospitals with general specialties.
The senior doctors of other hospitals also discussed “Video teleconsultation” for patients in an emergency requiring super-specialist care.
The Medical Directors, Medical Superintendents of Safdarjung Hospital, RML, LHMC, SVBP, DDU, Indra Gandhi Hospital, ILBS, NDMC, LNJP hospital, IHBAS, Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital, Acharya Shree Bhikshu Hospital, Charak Pallika attended the meeting.
Other initiatives to be taken by the AIIMS-New Delhi include an RFID-enabled waiting hall for patients’ attendants and video calling/ messaging of patient health to attendants.