GNU Health/Patient Appointment and Admission Management
- 1 Appointments
- 2 Hospitalizations
Information stored per appointement
Each appointment can store the following information:
- Appointment ID
- Type of Appointment
- Level of Emergency
- Health Professional
- Health Center
List of all appointments
From the main menu of Health you have the possibility to get into the Appointments section. Here you see the list of all the appointments stored in the system.
- Free tab: This list reflects all available timeslots where you can create a new appointment.
- Confirmed tab: This list reflects all existing appointments.
The subsection Appointments Calendar allows you to display all appointments stored in the sytsem in a calendar view.
The subsection Appointments Report allows you to display all appointments of a certain health professional in a certain time period.
List of appointments for a specific patient
To access the list of all appointments for a specific patient only you typically start from the patients record. Simply click the Relate button and choose Appointments.
From the main menu you will have access to the Hospitalizations area. From here you will manage any kind of action related to the patient’s admission to or discharge from the hospital.
Information stored for a hospitalization
When you create a new Hospitalization record there are different tabs that will help you gather more information.
"Administrative Data" tab
In this section you can enter all the administrative information related to the patient admission.
This section is part of the new version of GNU Health. It helps the hospital center to know more about the patient’s diet, belief etc.
All the information entered here is related to medication during the admission (indication, treatment period, dosage etc.).
"Care Plan" tab
Here you will input all the data about nursing plan and discharge plan.
Assigning a patient to a bed
Now, in order to continue with the hospitalization process, you need to assign a bed to the patient. This has to be done in the Administrative Data tab of the Hospitalisations form.
If you click the button on the right hand side of the Hospital Bed field, a pop up window will display all the beds in the center and their current status (free, occupied, reserved, …).
Once the bed is chosen the system will give you the option to confirm the admission and, if there is no error, the status will change to “confirmed”.
It is important to emphasize that at this point if we check the beds section, this particular bed we just assigned will have a status of “reserved” and that it will change into “occupied” at the moment that we confirm the admission.