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Computerization of Health Care System and Systems Used in Domestic Hospitals

FX 3000C Central Monitoring System
Nevertheless, there are some systems on the Polish market thanks to which patient data archiving and its transmission in a certain range work without difficulties. Such functions can be realized by central supervising system which enables data transmission and first of all ensures monitoring vital parameters of up to several dozen patients from one place simultaneously.

The EU project: “Electronic Platform for Collecting, Analysis and Access to Digital Data of Medical Events” (P1), which is carried out by the Health Care Centre of Information Systems, was created so that Polish information and IT systems in a health sector would meet the requirements set for the EU members within the framework of creating the informational European Society. According to the preliminary assumptions this project should be finished in September 2012.

The majority of systems in Poland, particularly of older generation, doesn’t have implemented any IT system which would guarantee a suitable support level in patient service, integrity and full information. What’s more, the used technologies make data exchange difficult or even impossible. The project is supposed to enable a simple data exchange between all entities and the expected data of the project completion is September 2014.

- On the following wards: internal, cardiological, intensive care units, neurological, operation rooms as well as pediatric and neonatal there are systems which enable archiving and data transmission as well as monitoring a few dozen patients from one place simultaneously. Such possibilities create such solutions as central supervision system EMTEL FX3000C produced in Poland. Within such a system there may be working even a few dozen bedside monitors which data may be transmitted to a central station – according to Waldemar Sliwa, President of EMTEL, a leading producer of patient monitors and defibrillators in Poland.

Modern patient monitors, working within a system, allow for monitoring vital signs in patients, data archiving and transmission. Thanks to that a patient is under a continuous, professional care and medical staff has simultaneous access to data from all monitors working in the network. Data transmission between patient monitors provides the Ethernet network.

Apart from data transmission between patient monitors and a central station, it is possible to have data transmitted between patient monitors - interactive transmission, which enables remote analysis of all patient monitors connected to the network what additionally enables a complete supervision of all patients. Operating the central station is easy and doesn’t require any professional training. Biological functions of eight, sixteen or – if there is a need - higher number of patients are viewed in 19” display with a touch screen. There is also a possibility of receiving printouts from each monitor connected to the network as well as electronic documentation from an archive collected in the central unit.