Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gomez (HIMFG) is implementing HarmoniMD in a phased approach, beginning with the Emergency Department which has a staff of 20 MDs, 35 nurses and sees thousands of children each month. HIMFG is transitioning from an entirely paper-based system.
Prior to implementing HarmoniMD, the emergency department at HIMFG had no way to track where patients were in the waiting queues, how long they had been waiting, or an overview of the number of patients in the department. By converting their clinical documentation from paper files to HarmoniMD, the staff can now see all patient data at a glance, including details such as patient diagnoses, the clinicians assigned to treat the patient, which area of the ED the patient is currently in, a complete history of treatment received and other vital data.
HarmoniMD makes clinical management and reporting much more efficient for HIMFG. Wait times are being reduced now that bottlenecks in treatment are being identified and addressed. In critical care situations, this translates to improved diagnosis, treatment and recovery time as well as more successful outcomes.
HarmoniMD works with the administration, physicians and nurses at Hospital Infantil to define departmental workflows and commonly performed tasks. HarmoniMD uses these insights from hospital staff to custom-tailor user-interface screens which easily guide clinicians through each step of documenting a complete patient record. This customization of workflow-defined screens eliminates unnecessary steps, saving time and reinforcing existing facility workflows. HIMFG’s paper forms have been converted to Electronic Clinical Documents (ECDs) to serve a variety of workflows at the facility. For example, one helpful order set provides a single portal for placing orders and viewing past orders, test results, diagnoses, and other important historical patient information.
HarmoniMD provided HIMFG a full-time on-site trainer for nursing staff and a full-time on-site physician to train doctors. Our team uses trainers with clinical and educational backgrounds to create a recipe for successfully educating both nurses and doctors in the adoption and understanding of what the software can do for them to make their jobs more efficient, more accurate and aid them in patient care in a very hectic emergency department environment.
During a recent tour of the Emergency Department given to administrators from another local hospital, one of Hospital Infantil’s residents was asked to demonstrate his knowledge and understanding of HarmoniMD software. After showing the visitors his ability to input patient treatment data, place orders and review results, he was asked how long he had been using the program. His reply? Three days!
Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez was established 75 years ago in a focused effort to optimize the health and wellbeing of the children of Mexico. Thanks to the founders of Hospital Infantil as well as the many dedicated doctors and nurses who work so diligently on their behalf, thousands of children have been cared for over the years from all socioeconomic backgrounds, improving the lives of both patients and their families. This pediatric hospital provides international scientific research of childhood illness, including many published studies on the relationship between malnutrition and its effect on social, cultural, and economic outcomes. Research in the fields of genetics and organ transplant are other areas of investigation carried out by this world-class organization. Hospital Infantil has a well-respected and much sought-after residency program and is a center of excellence in the fields of pediatric oncology, cardiorespiratory, neurologic and gastroenterology specialties. Programs also include treatment for deafness with cochlear implants, cancer treatment, noninvasive radiosurgery treatment for neurologic disorders, and emergency medicine.