One of the most cost-effective and technically perfect hospital management systems in use today, Cortex to cater to the rising needs in the hospital management sector. Brought to life under the able and proficient guidance of a team of experienced and dedicated professionals, Cortex holds within itself the passion and expertise of these professionals to apply highly successful strategies and provide affordable health care solutions.
Cortex Hospital Management Software is a fully web-based app developed using JSP. With the advantage of being technically superior, customisable and highly user-friendly, Cortex is developed to meet various activities related to the smooth functioning of hospital systems.
Listed below are some of the reasons why Cortex is one of the best:
Cortex comprises of various kinds of modules which act as the core principles of its approach and design.
Doctors Appointment Management is an important part of Cortex. This centralised online calendar displays the availability of doctors on given days and fixes slots.
This module is used for tracking the demography of patients and record their visit information. It helps a great deal in making the task of patient categorization more flexible and also enable quicker access to default registration information. This makes the whole registration task a lot more fast.
Nursing Module is an important part of the Cortex Software and it deals with managing entire activity data and information about the nurses in the hospital. This module concentrates on assigning shifts to nurses, scheduling medication time and treatment for patients and so on. This module also includes provisions for requesting the necessary requirements to the pharmacy, store, canteen and other services. This also helps to avoid a lot of confusions in the whole system.
It is important in a hospital management system that timely appointments are made for the right doctors and slots are assigned to them as per convenience. Cortex has a very good system in place for this in the doctor's module. In this module, we can see which doctor is available for a particular day and schedule an appointment. Here, we can create, edit and update the duty plan of a doctor. Also, a doctor can be added or deleted to a particular department. The assumptions of a doctor regarding a patients health state, medications advised, tests prescribed and all gets updated here as and when they happen. It helps a doctor to refer to a patient's condition at a later stage.
The Billing module is perhaps one of the most crucial segments in any hospital management system. Cortex has a very comprehensive billing module that allows data integration across various modules so as to track the patient's bills centrally. It is equipped with the facility to permit bills to be raised as credit or cash. It allows for discounts to be given for each and every item and the concerned in-charge professional can trace the report of all the discounts at any time. The rates for the various services offered are managed and controlled through rate master, which is defined centrally. The billing module also deals with the calculation of co-pay and deductibles based on the patient's insurance policies and possible claims.
Radiology is one of the most commonly used departments in a hospital and involves a very complicated work flow. This department is in charge of storing and processing enormous amount of image data like X- rays, Scans etc. With Cortex, the entire tasks that this department handles has become much more simple and prompt. One of the major advantages of Cortex is that it offers an integrated patient registration system which results in quicker scheduling and billing. Then, it offers access to the earlier images and records of a patient which is necessary for prompt patient care. Also, Cortex automatically distributes the results to referring physicians, which leads to a lot of time-saving and increase efficiency.
Cortex is equipped with an Accounting Module that makes it much easier to generate reports. This module is linked with the hospital billing module and it is easy to carry out online accounting of all revenue generated along with expenses incurred. The main advantage with this is that you need not enter the revenue entries as they are already fetched from the billing module. All applicable messages for the staff, salary/wages, consultant share and so on is available here. It can even provide department-wise income in a detailed way and also graphs with key reports.
Cortex is loaded with a Pharmacy Module that helps a great deal in simplifying the drug dispensing process. This module maintains important drug details and caters to the requirements of both inpatients and outpatients with improved accuracy and speed. Cortex also maintains data relating to stock demand, maintenance and distribution. This module holds together various activities like drug enquiry, quotation, recommended dosage, alternate drug of the same composition and so on. It keeps a good track of the drug inventory and generates online requests for stock from sub-stores. It also facilitates online stock transfer, thereby automating the entire supply chain.
In-patient Management Module
Between the time-frame in which a doctor decides to admit a patient to a hospital and the discharging point, hundreds of activities occur. It is of crucial importance that a prompt system is in place to co-ordinate and make flawless, all these activities. The IP Management Module of Cortex does these jobs to clinical perfection. Through this module, a user can manage various activities like Registration, Admission, Discharge and Transfer (RADT) for a particular patient. From the point of registration to the point of discharge, it merges all the relevant data relating to a particular patient. It handles all the information relating to details like bed occupancy, ward management, estimation, agreement preparation, emergency admission, planned admission etc. The inpatient management system of Cortex maintains every bit of various comprehensive information and also automates and streamlines the otherwise complicated administrative process by providing enhanced care for patients through less human effort.
The e-claim module that is a part of Cortex helps the hospitals to prepare their e-claims' submission to the concerned insurance companies and health authorities. This system is a completely automated one and also manages remittance advices and re-submissions. It ensures the automatic loading of relevant data from the billing software. It is instrumental in checking claims for missing information, the right procedure and diagnosis codes and payer-specific edits. These help in improving the possibilities for the acceptance of claims.
Operation Theatre Management Module
The hospital operation theatre management system facilitated by Cortex helps in the maintenance of various data related to surgery like scheduling and apparatus arrangements such as organizing surgical instruments, medical equipment for anesthesia, etc. This system allows a user to post the advised surgeries for a particular patient. It facilitates posting multiple surgeries at one go with all necessary details like surgery date and time, OT number, OT charges, anesthesia type, anesthetist's name, details of surgeon/assistant surgeon and so on. Cortex allows updating schedule for any selected patient as per requirement. This system also lets a user post expendable, pharmacy and implant details for billing and future reference. Returns of unused items during surgery can also be posted here.
Every department or specialties in hospitals operate as separate segments and modules by themselves. They maintain individual records, patient details, treatment specific requirements, appointments and so on, so as to provide a patient with a more focused healthcare facility. Cortex has a separate Department Module to cater to the requirements of various departments related to a hospital like Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gynecology etc. This module addresses the needs of these departments individually and also make up a significant part of the entire hospital management system, playing a vital role in integrating the functioning of various departments.
Inventory Management Module
Cortex has an inbuilt inventory management module that offers a complete range of inventory management capabilities. This is specifically designed in order to improve the management of supply chain and delivers an end-to-end, procure-to-pay process. It helps a great deal in managing inventory levels and costs and meet fulfillment expectations better, thereby improving customer service. Cortex offers this as a powerful inventory management solution that helps you to oversee multiple locations, track stock limits and reorder products. It is a comprehensive solution trough which all of your materials relating to different areas of business and stages of the inventory life-cycle can be tracked in a single system. The advantage with Cortex is that through this accurate management and controlling of the whole process, it helps to substantially reduce your inventory levels and thereby increase profits.
Medical Laboratory Integration Module
In these times of high competition in the sector, it is essential for laboratories to work in an efficient and precise way, so as to enable faster management of various systems in a hospital. Cortex is equipped with a Medical Laboratory Integration segment as well. With Cortex, the advantage of speed is only obvious as the process of laboratory integration happens within it, as a part of the entire range of activities. This helps to deliver test results electronically, reliably, and efficiently, all in a timely and affordable manner to help the doctors to keep a close track of various investigation reports concerning a particular patient. It aids in integrating the data flow between various applications and devices and optimize your lab work-flow and operations. By automating the wide array of laboratory processes across the spectrum, from pre-analytical to analytical and post-analytical phases, Cortex optimizes work- flow, improves laboratory quality control and maximizes productivity.
One of the most important aspects involved in running a hospital is to effectively manage the procurement activities. Right from needles to big machines, there are a broad spectrum of purchases that are necessary for the same. This is where the efficient Purchase Module in Cortex can be of great help. It helps to control the purchasing processes and efficiently manages the purchasing cycle times, so as to maximize profits on every purchase order. User-friendly processes are employed in order to convert efficient sourcing processes in to working purchase orders. This is of great help in controlling various non-payroll expenditures, thereby resulting in a more proper and positive asset management activity over the long run. Cortex assists you in efficaciously managing the huge sum of data that gets amassed in the system after the large number of purchases made by a hospital. Also, Cortex is instrumental in storing these approval documents for future reference. Every purchase, no matter how small or big, will be counted so that they can be used in the next sourcing cycle.
Cortex is one of the few hospital management solutions that is entirely cloud ready. Whole of this application is accessible through browser-based services. The benefit with Cloud technology is that it takes away the burdens and IT headaches of Hospital Management systems such as server problems and crashes, empowering you with an easy access to the exact and relevant information.
The advantages with the Cloud model are many :