Like many hospitals, Ammerland- Klinik, located in Westerstede, Germany, has been moving toward implementing electronic medical records (EMR) for several years. In 1997, the 356-bed hospital opted for a hospital information system. In 2007, the decision was made to also upgrade the hospital’s entire inventory of cardiopulmonary diagnostic equipment.
The aim was to make the hospital as paper free as possible, integrating ECGs into the electronic health records. All processes are digital and traceable; test results are available immediately.
The project is in its early stages but progress has been made.