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Customised practice administration

Altron HealthTech takes the headache out of practice administration and gives practices peace of mind, even during these difficult times. But to use a very old proverb, the proof is in the pudding, so we spoke to Dr. Dan Echun, Director of the Randburg surgery and Practice Manager, Monde Echun to get their views.

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Cash flow is critical

The presenting problem

Inefficiencies in the operations of healthcare practices can result in:

  • unreliable cash flow
  • exposure to financial risk
  • administrative hassle and expense
  • ineffective management control

The elegance of e-scripting

The presenting problem

  • Handwritten scripts can be inconsistent, time consuming to issue and difficult to read
  • Mistakes can be made at any point in the process of prescribing, transcribing, processing, distributing, using and monitoring prescribed medications
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Dignity in public healthcare

The presenting problem

Paper-based medical record keeping created mass duplication of information and records frequently got lost. Inefficiencies resulted in the public healthcare arena often failing their patients.

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Turnaround at Toyota

The presenting problem

Toyota South Africa Manufacturing boasts the latest in world-class automative manufacturing technologies at an extensive manufacturing facility located in Prospecton, south of Durban. The company employs 8 500 people and produces around 900 vehicles per day.

Chronic Disease Technology in action

The presenting problem

More than 20% of medical insurance claims paid out are consumed by the 6% of members who suffer from chronic disease. Research has shown that interventions at the primary-care level (i.e. in the GP’s rooms) can make all the difference in successfully managing these conditions.

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MediSwitch magic

The presenting problem

Prior to 1993, claiming payment from medical funders was typically lengthy, inefficient and frustrating for South African patients and practitioners alike. Health practitioners struggled with delayed payment, financial risk, claim-related administrative overload and cash-flow challenges.

Inspiring possibilities

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The power of connected healthcare

The challenge

Fractured healthcare means diseases are treated in isolation, episodic events are treated without a full understanding of patient history, tests are duplicated, costs are higher, patients are dissatisfied and health outcomes are suboptimal.

7 opportunities for big data, analytics and cloud technology to transform population health management

The challenge

Fractured healthcare means diseases are treated in isolation, episodic events are treated without a full understanding of patient history, tests are duplicated, costs are higher, patients are dissatisfied and health outcomes are suboptimal.

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An effective HIE

The challenge

Fractured healthcare, aggravated by non-interoperable technologies, leads to poor health delivery, increased costs and poor patient outcomes.

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Moving from paper to digital health

The challenge

Many healthcare providers feel overwhelmed at the thought of digitising their practice by moving to an electronic health record (EHR) system. They fear the administration involved in the transition and are not confident that an EHR will be reliable and helpful in their daily clinical practice.