The Instituto Israelita de Responsabilidade Social Albert Einstein (IIRS) has implemented an EHR system in five basic healthcare units and in an outpatient clinic in São Paulo in Brazil.
Diebold Brazil, a company that provides Everything as a Service (EaaS) in the IT area, was chosen to partner with ALERT, a clinical IT system development company, to implement the system in state healthcare facilities.
According to the Institute, by mid-2012, the new system will be working in 10 other units which are currently under the tutelage of the IIRS following the partnership established with the town hall, and with the purpose of supporting Brazil's Unified Health System (SUS - Serviço Único de Saúde).
The new EHR system aims at optimizing healthcare and providing greater safety to patients. This project is estimated to benefit around 250 000 people who seek clinical assistance at these basic healthcare units and outpatient clinics.
According to the chairman of Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital, Claudio L. Lottenberg, this project also aims at complementing all the work done so far to improve management in state healthcare units. Still according to the hospital's chairman, all medical technology is available to society, but one must know how to choose and adequately manage the vast range of tools available as that is the secret of good management in the health sector.
This new system was selected based on a technological evaluation and technical effectiveness analysis coordinated by the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital. Training for the proper usage of this new IT tool is one of the tasks included in the implementation process since the success of the system will rely greatly on the adherence of all the professionals.
Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital completed 40 years in 2011 and was considered the best hospital in Latin America (ranking América Economia Intelligence 2009 and 2010).