The KGH management is expecting to save approximately 1 crore per year by becoming an e-hospital.
The KGH management is planning the e-hospital concept with 50 lakh support from State Bank of India (SBI) under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The hospital committee chairman and district collector Dr A Mallikharjuna has approved the concept. KGH superintendent and orthopedic expert Dr P Sivananda said that the e-hospital concept would be introduced very soon.
Spread over 27 acres on a sandy hill, the KGH has 1,300 beds, including a super specialty block. On any given day, the hospital handles more than 100 emergency cases and carries out around 100 surgeries of all kinds. The KGH also caters to nearly 2,000 outpatients. In the proposed e-hospital project, patient’s Aadhaar number would be linked through Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS). The patient details would be available for all departments in the KGH through LAN. The patient data including reports of various tests, X- rays, nuclear medicine imaging and others would be stored online.
“This would be useful for all departments in KGH, especially cardiology, dermatology, and others. Every patient should have his or her Aadhaar card for each visit to KGH,” said a doctors at KGH.