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Two Singapore healthcare centres recognised for EMR adoption model

T.C. Seow | Sept. 11, 2014
Singapore's Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) and the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) are two healthcare centres that have been recognised for achieving the HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 benchmark.

NHCS doctors now make their clinical notes electronically and these are synchronised with online test reports and digital imaging scans to form the patient's complete medical profile. Clinicians use structured formats to enter their assessment of the patient's condition, treatment and disease progress.

This facilitates best practices and team-based care for improved patient outcomes. The standardised documentation also enables easier analysis of the effects of interventions and treatments to further enhance care.

Inpatient wards at NHCS have upgraded their medication dispensing systems to include automated cabinets and carts which help nurses quickly pick the right drugs for patients.
The nurse scans a patient's identification tag and the automated medication cabinet or cart will open the box containing the correct medication for the patient.

NHCS' 'One Queue One Bill' self-registration system links with its outpatient management system to streamline processes. Patients now go through their entire visit with a single queue number and a consolidated bill at the end, as part of a seamless hassle-free outpatient experience.


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