Hospital management systems are software that manages the various processes and workflows inherent to the routine work of hospitals. Some of these processes include organizing medical records, financial control & tax planning, patient self-service, customer experience, invoice management, appointment calendar, etc. The purpose of hospital management software, therefore, includes tracking financial transactions, data protection, preventing erroneous or duplicate data entry, improved patient satisfaction, and last but not least, the facilitation of paperless operations.
Today, we bring you a list of the 10 best hospital management software for personal or business use organized in alphabetic order.
Bahmni is an easy-to-use EMR and hospital system with features that make it possible for administrators to manage clinical, diagnostic, and patient information in order to reduce the error margin in clinical diagnosis and advocate for public health-related policies in rural areas. Its core features include OT scheduling, medical billing, bed management, ward management, and claims management.
2. eHospital Systems
eHospital Systems is a hospital management system application designed to conveniently manage all the necessary aspects of hospital operations and it has several customizable modules including ones for human resource payroll, medical electronics billing, doctor portal, patient & family portal, ward management, pharmacy, outpatient and inpatient management, etc.
HospitalRun is designed to be easy-to-use offline HMS aimed at low to medium income countries with its core features including patient records management, patient discharge system, pathology information, digital medical records, doctor management, custom report generation, patient appointment management, task scheduling, etc.
4. Medixcel EMR
Medixcel EMR is an online HMS with customized scheduling screens for receptionists, doctors, and patients, interactive EMR templates with image attachment options, vitals chart, and a recommendation panel. It also features modules for managing both medical and non-medical inventories, insights and analytics, membership management, etc.
MedKey is a 100% free and open-source online-based healthcare software designed for clinic automation. Its features include platform-independence, client service quality control instruments, personnel accounting with specialists load forecasting & planning, electronic registration, and a clutter-free UI.
6. Open Clinic GA
Open Clinic GA is a free and open-source HMS designed to meet the administrative requirements of small and large-scale hospitals alike. Its features include multimedia support, an integrated billing system, report generation, biometric scan support, clinical thesaurus, drug detection, etc.
OpenEMR is a free and open-source ONC certified application designed to meet the needs of any hospital size. Its main features include multi-language support, report generation, automated tracking, clean UI, integrated billing, automated reminders, lab integration, built-in backup facilities, and patient demographics.
8. Open Hospital
Open Hospital is another free and open-source developed as the first of a set of products developed to manage the activities of the St. Luke Hospital in Uganda after which it was made accessible to several other hospitals worldwide. Its core features include a DICOM viewer, pregnancy and therapy management, pharmacy management with cost tracking, out-patient department visits, a vaccine database, etc.
SoftClinic is an end-to-end hospital management software that enables physicians, hospitals, and clinics to manage their paperless transactions using its suite of scalable modules such as human resource, inventory, accounting, record-keeping, pharmacy, and report generation.
VistA (Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture) is an electronic health record system developed by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs designed to support a high-quality medical care environment for veterans in the U.S.A and is currently in production at over 100 VA medical centers and outpatient clinics across the country.
So there you have it. The 10 best hospital management applications that are available for free without compromising efficiency and security. Have you got some suggestions we should know about? Drop your suggestions in the comments section below.
Martins is a developer with over 300 listicles on FOSS software. While studying for an MSc in Cybersecurity, his passion for technology keeps him covering different tech topics especially about the best software for readers to use.
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