COLUMNA CLINICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM

Columna Clinical Information System is the central part of our eHealth platform. Columna Clinical Information System consists of several modules that together deliver a complete integrated IT workplace for the clinician. With a single sign-on, the clinician gets access to all relevant information about the patient, including information from 3rd party systems.

 

 

THE COMPLETE OVERVIEW

 

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    Patient Record

    Makes patient records 100% electronic and provides healthcare professionals with a complete overview

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    Patient Administration

    Ensures information sharing and simplifies administrative entries

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    Medication

    Covers all the work processes associated with medication

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    Booking

    Supports booking of operations and examinations across department and hospital boundaries

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    Order & Result

    Handles all work processes associated with orders for examinations and tests - and their results

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    Integration Platform

    The flexible backbone of Columna Clinical Information System

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BENEFITS

  • Increases patient safety
  • Enhances efficiency
  • Creates more consistent courses of treatment
  • Simplifies work routines
  • Facilitates and strengthens quality of service and research
  • Simplifies critical decision making
  • Provides up-to-date overviews
  • Has single log-on
  • Is one single interdisciplinary record
  • Ensures communication across sectors
  • Is user-friendly
  • Easy integration
  • Can be used on mobile units


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SUPPORTING THE WORK OF THE CLINICIAN

 

A patient is undergoing an ambulatory care examination at the hospital.
The doctor decides that the patient should be admitted.
When the patient arrives at the department, the nurse admits the patient using the Columna Patient Administration.
A standard plan is laid out in the electronic patient record, which ensures the standard procedures and guidelines are followed. Records, blood tests, x-ray and assessment of medicine are now ready.
On the basis of tests and own examination, the doctor makes a journal note in his tablet.
The subsequent treatment is assessed and evaluated.
The Columna Clinical Information System overview function provides a total overview of all of the results for the patient.
The doctor decides to adjust the patient’s medicine via the medicine module.
The medicine module helps the doctor to make a selection from a range of standard drugs.
When the nurse shall give the prescribed drugs, she can see in the administration overview when she is to give them to the patient. The coloured marking indicates as to whether the medicine is poured or given.
The nurse documents that the drug has been given in the medicine module.
At the same time the hospital’s medicine robot prepares the patient’s medicine for the coming days.
After his ward rounds, the doctor decides that laboratory tests should be carried out. The doctor personally requisitions the tests via the requisition and response overview in Columna.
The doctor automatically receives a message on the mobile phone when the test results are available.
The doctor can see the test results in the electronic patient journal and see the development and compare previous results.
The patient’s journal is reviewed at the conference to determine any further course of treatment.
The patient’s plan is updated, a sputum test, x-ray of lungs and physiotherapy are prescribed.
When supervision is ordered, it appears on a task list which can be accessed by the physiotherapy department.
In this way, Columna Clinical Information System is a completely integrated IT workplace that provides access to all of the relevant patient information.
It results in more streamlined work processes at the hospitals, increased efficiency and patient safety.
Columna
- Simplifies healthcare delivery
- Simplifies patient centric care
- Simplifies critical decision making

Systematic Columna Clinical Information System is a completely integrated IT workplace that provides access to all of the relevant patient information. The overview function provides a total overview of all of the results for the patient. The system consists of five modules that handles Booking, Medication, Order and Results, Patient Administration and Patient Record. Columna contributes to simplifying work processes at hospitals. The platform provides strong support to the work of health professionals leading to higher efficiency and patient safety

 

One of the market's most advanced platforms

Columna is one of the market’s most advanced eHealth platforms. It is now in service at one in four Danish hospitals, making it the most widely used system in Denmark.

 

Complete integrated clinical workplace

The six Columna modules together form a complete, integrated clinical workplace, providing efficient support to the work of health professionals. Columna provides doctors, nurses and medical secretaries with a way to carry out the majority of their clinical, planning and patient administration registration duties via a single one-stop solution.

 

Increasing efficiency and patient safety

Columna contributes to simplifying working processes at hospitals and making them more efficient, as well as making it possible to do more to ensure coherent care pathways and increase patient safety. At the same time, Columna automatically summarises and presents valuable information that management can use for better planning and decision making.

A flexible solution

Columna can be customised to specialities, sectors and professions. With Columna, we cover all groups of staff from nurses and doctors to therapists and administrative staff.

Columna can be adapted to meet everyone’s needs, whether local, regional or national.

 

Java, HL7, MedCom and Oracle

Columna Clinical Information System is developed in close collaboration with Danish clinicians.
The solution is coded in Java and is based on standard products.
The majority of the integrations are based on the international standard HL7 along with MedCom standards. There is a close integration to various national systems, eg. the National Medication Card (FMK).
Most of the system is available on mobile Android devices.
The database foundation is an Oracle database.

 

 

 

 

CASE: COLUMNA IN CENTRAL DENMARK REGION

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Systematic has developed Central Denmark Region’s EHR, Columna

Central Denmark Region has chosen to prioritise the electronical health record and in that connection, Systematic has designed, developed and implemented its eHealth platform, Columna.

Learn more about Columna in Central Denmark Region here

Columna now fully implemented in Central Demark Region

In the summer of 2013, warm hands and thousands of cold clinical facts combined, when Central Denmark Region implemented the clinical information system Columna in all ten of the regions hospitals.

Implementation of Columna was carried out as a collaboration between the Region's clinicians and suppliers from GapGemini and Systematic. And it all began with an ambitious pilot project at the regional hospital in Randers in 2010.

Today, Columna has more than 20,000 users. They use it every day because it has more than 3,300 templates, tables and plans which use healthcare content (also called SFIs), which personnel themselves helped to develop. It was a demanding IT project that was very challenging to implement and operate.

The IT systems' uptime and accessibility are crucial for the personnel's daily work, and new work procedures brought challenges as well as clear advantages.

This meant that focusing on a roll-out strategy that did not disturb the clinicians' work with patients was a crucial factor in its successful implementation.

Central Denmark Region covers an area of 13,0000 km2 and the Region's ten hospitals are located across an area stretching from Aarhus in the east to Holstebro in the west. The major benefit of Columna is the flexible and simple procedure for transferring patients.

The regional hospital in Viborg was the last to implement Columna, and the quickest. In just 48 hours, the hospital replaced the old Viborg County EPJ system with the new electronic patient journal.

Not only has the implementation of Columna been a huge step forward for clinicians and patients, it has also benefited the hospitals' administrative processes.

And this benefit will be much appreciated before long – because the decision to implement the National Common Medication Card will mean that collecting patient data will be even more important in the future.

Columna now fully implemented in Central Demark Region

In 2010 Central Denmark Region started the rollout of the Columna Clinical Information system (in the region called MidtEPJ). The implementation was successfully completed in the summer of 2013, so all hospitals in the region are now running on a single electronic patient record.

 

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