What is OPMS ?
OPMS stands for Out Patient Management System. As the name suggests, it’s to manage those patients who haven’t found a doctor , haven’t found a hospital where they can be admitted , haven’t found a sponsor who could bear their medical expenses
Why do we need OPMS ?
Let me help you understand a typical scenario
Ramesh, is a daily wage labor. He lives with his two kids and his wife in a village. Suddenly his daughter fell sick and after much deliberation @ the local hospital , he is advised to take her to the city’s big hospital. Now he has an uphill task of
- Finding an hospital where she could be admitted
- Finding a doctor who could attend to her
- Diagnose what the problem is
- Arrange for appropriate medical facilities
- Arrange for medical expenses.
Now given that Ramesh is from a rural background , doesn’t know much about how city hospitals work, what paper work needs to be filled out, whom to approach , how to approach.
Now lets talk about the worst case scenario where his daugther needs a major operation. He has even bigger problems of arranging for the cost. Now he doesn’t even know that there are NGO’s , individuals who are generous enough to help him with his cause.
OPMS would like to fill in these gaps
No matter how advanced the technology becomes , it is almost useless unless the benefits of it reaches the poor.
Appreciate your comments & suggestions .