Have you ever tried to read a nursing home patient‘s chart? Were you able to read everything? If so, please shoot me an email, because I surely have a difficult time sorting through many entries in charts.
A new collaboration between Golden Living and Microsoft may help to improve not just the legibility of medical records, but also aid in transmission of individuals medical records from one provider to another. The system known as Microsoft Amalga Unified Intelligence System (UIS) stores each patients medical records on-line to allow ease of access by both the patient and subsequent health providers.
“The use of Microsoft Amalga allows the bridge of information between the various care settings and build a robust view of the patient across the enterprise no matter where they’ve been,” said Brad Savage, a senior vice president and chief information officer for Golden Living.
Given the complexity of many nursing home patients’ medical records, I’m all for any tool to help assist medical professionals with their treatment. Especially, in situations involving critical care, where a patient may be unconscious or uncommunicative, this new technology may prove to be a literal life safer.
About Golden Living:
Golden Living is a national company that provides medical care in a variety of settings. In particular, Golden Living strives to serve people:
- Recovering from Joint Replacement Surgery
- Recovering from a Stroke
- Progressive Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease
- Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
- Managing a Chronic Disease
- Declining Health that Requires Long-Term Care
- Managing a Terminal Illness
There are more than 300 Golden Living nursing homes and assisted living centers located in more than 20 states.