DD Belair shows the thick binder she has filled with medical data covering years of treatment for a genetic condition that affects her daughter. Such data today can be maintained electronically and shared among hospitals and doctors.
Local healthcare officials gathered at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Tuesday to announce a new program that will digitize the medical records of every patient in its hospital and every hospital in the San Antonio region.
The information is designed to be shared in real time with other hospitals and eventually, all of the patient’s doctors and the patients themselves.
The competition to bring a world class children’s hospital to San Antonio took another dramatic turn today as the UT Health Science Center and Methodist Health Care announced they had signed an Memorandum of Understanding.
The UTHSC and the Methodist Children’s hospital make a natural fit -- since they are already right across from each other on Medical Drive in the city’s Medical Center.
Dr. Bill Henrich, president of the Health Science Center, said the medical match up goes beyond to two institution’s proximity.
The deal that would bring a state-of-the-art academic children's hospital to the San Antonio Medical Center has collapsed.
The University of Texas Health Science Center and the Baptist Health System were to work with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to build a new pediatric research and teaching hospital. But word came late Tuesday that CHOP will no longer be participating in the consortium because of competition in Philadelphia between CHOP and another company.
Baylor College of Medicine has now taken over clinical responsibility at Children's Hospital of San Antonio, which is owned by Christus Santa Rosa.
Believing the need for pediatric care is on the rise, Christus Santa Rosa Health System President Patrick Carrier said children's services are an important part of the health system's care ministry. It started providing pediatric services in 1874. In 1917, the first hospital wing dedicated to pediatrics opened.
Carrier said in 1959 the first hospital for children in San Antonio opened.