Successful integration of IZIS and BIS at the University Clinical Hospital Mostar (SKB)
The University Clinical Hospital Mostar has successfully implemented the integration of the Hospital Information System (BIS) with the Integrated Health Information System (IZIS).
On the conference held today by the Health Insurance Fund of the Herzegovina-Neretva County/Canton, where the successfully implemented integration project has been presented, Rade Bosnjak, the principal of the Fund, stated that this is a huge improvement in the process of informatization of the County. He expressed hope that in the near future the hospital system of the Cantonal Hospital Dr. Safet Mujic will also be integrated, which will be the final stage in the complete integration of all contractual health facilities in Herzegovina-Neretva County/Canton that will lead to a faster, straightforward, and a more efficient exercise of healthcare rights in the entire County.
The integration of the two systems will generate correlation and the possibility to share data between primary and hospital healthcare. Medical specialist at the SKB Mostar will have access to primary health care information (policyholder’s e-record information), which will be essential during patient’s treatment.
Primary health care physicians (chosen professionals at medical centers) will be able to schedule their patients’ appointments with the medical specialist at the SKB Mostar through the electronic system. In this way, the patients will not have to visit the hospital to schedule appointments or receive test results. The medical specialist will archive the test results in the patient’s e-record, which will be visible to the primary health care doctors.
The integration of the two systems is one step towards further development of the integrated healthcare in the Herzegovina-Neretva County/Canton, which will result in greater satisfaction among the patients and the healthcare professionals.
The process of integration has recently been conducted, and it will be followed by a test phase, in which possible difficulties and bugs will be resolved before putting the system to use.