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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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HCIMS - Clinical Information System RFI/RFP Template

ADT (admission, discharge, and transfer), Global Requirements, Patient Information, Orders, Plan of Care, Work Plan, Kardex and Summary, Flow Sheets and Vitals, MAR and Medications, Critical Care, L&D Fetal Monitoring, Clinical Record, Reference and Reports, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), Interfaces, Ease of Use, Technical and Support, and Product Technology  

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