The Emergency Department of Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Valongo Hospital has been working in a paper-free environment since August 2008 - date when ALERT® EDIS was implemented in this hospital.
The On-Site Support team that has been working at the hospital, since the aforementioned date, has been crucial for the implementation's success. The team, estimated to leave at the end of this week, denotes the final step in the removal of paper from the hospital's Emergency services. Moreover, from now on, all patient clinical documentation will be electronically accomplished.
Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Valongo Hospital is responsible for the Valongo, Gondomar and Maia population, and also for some areas belonging to the Paredes borough. This facility deals with an average of 70,000 emergency episodes per year.