This software titled Hospital Administration System is aimed at achieving two ends. The first, helping the patients manages their records and a hospital manages its patients better. This project work was inspired by the immense inconvenience faced by patients, especially in government hospitals, who spend hours in long-winding queues meandering all along hospital corridors. To add to the misery, they are made to carry a long list of diagnostic reports, reference slips, test-request applications, prescriptions for medicines, account bills and so on. The most affected are the less educated majority and the poor who cannot maintain these documents in a systematic fashion. This often leads to loss of a few documents as test reports, which might mar vision into the pathological history of the patient and might even impede further treatment.
Another major problem that affects the efficiency of treatment of patients and the management of the entire hospital is the time consumed in the manual processing of records, which are physical stationery. The realization that a software interface between the patient and the hospital, substituting those conventional and cumbersome datasheets would definitely lessen the time each patient has to spend at every point in his course through the departments of the hospital encouraged us to think of the second level of our project, that is, patient administration.
The details are posted to the database in the form of "forms" which are simulations of various forms that might be found in a hospital to store data, as OPD Ticket, X-Ray Requisition forms etc. Each patient is given a unique "registration-number".
At a later stage, when it is required to access the medical history of the patient, the registration number is entered and based on that, the database is searched and his entire record scrolls before the user (the doctor). This fulfills first objective of acquitting the patients of the responsibility of keeping secure their own records.