Let’s talk about small animal practice.
Since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was made active on 25.5.2018, pet owners have the legal right to all the information on their pet’s health care.
That data can be scattered across various vet clinics and pet health care providers and in various forms, some computerised, some not.
When a pet owner does not have ready access to their pet’s health care history, this means more work for the vet.
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?
- The nurse has to call around to various clinics to ask about past tests or medicines. Meanwhile the vet has to do all this: hold the pet, treat the pet, write up the papers, clean up the messes, check on the other pets, answer the phone… And pace up on other appointments, which are running late.
- The vet starts to call around and the nurse tries to do some tasks mentioned above. Other appointments wait.
- In both cases vet and nurse are stressed. owners are upset from the delays
the pets are feeling the stress too
Wouldn’t it be nice the pet owner had the data with them?
- As the professional, you would always know what blood work had been done in the past, what medications the pet had been prescribed, possible allergies, and other important facts, as well as insight into how other professionals viewed the treatments.
- You would not have to call around to several other clinics and gather the information.
- You wouldn’t have to guess what medication the pet is on when the owner talks about the pink pills (yes, it’s Synulox!), about the white pills (oh dear god) or the blue pills (wait a moment…).
- You wouldn’t have to convince the owner to repeat blood work because you don’t have access to that important information.
- You wouldn’t be forced to risk using IV antibiotics that the pet may have had earlier reactions to elsewhere, perhaps even coming close to dying from.
- The list goes on and on.
The central databank is a worldwide game-changer for animal health!
- the origin of diseases may be found out and diseases eradicated and controlled from the beginning
- new treatments may be found out by researching the anonymous database
- research does nor have to be retrospective anymore. Researchers can search for and contact the right audience by push-notes in the owners application. Very specific randomized double-blind studies, the ”gold-standard” of studies are eased
- multiresistant bacteria and their spreading can be researched better
- genetics can be researched better
Join the movement and be a part of PMD!
Here is how it will work for you as a veterinarian.
The viewing of patient data will happen only with permission by the pet owner.
- The clinic’s practice management system has an integration with Petmeddata. The vet can generate new data automatically, review old data, and see how the two correlate. All PMS providers are invited to contribute and build the database.
- Petmeddata is a basic feature of the Provet Net and Provet Cloud patient information systems.
Activation in Provet Net:
Under Maintenance Tools -> Petmedchain
Activation in Provet Cloud:
Provet Cloud Settings -> Integrations -> Petmedchain.
At the moment (11/2019), Petmeddata can be used in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Italy, and Spain.
Please contact us, if you are interested in joining Petmeddata.