Other presenters told the awards dinner audience that Asia sees more scientist and engineer graduates than the rest of the world combined. By 2010, it was estimated that 30 per cent of the worlds stored data will be medical images and cloud computing was highlighted as a technology with a great future for sharing such images.
Healthcare IT awards
Frost & Sullivan presented 20 Excellence in Healthcare awards including two specifically related to information technology.
The healthcare IT Company of the Year award for 2009 was won by InterSystems Corporation following its successful software system implementations in China, India, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
This growth is driven by strong market demand for InterSystems TrakCare, an advanced Web-based healthcare information system that rapidly delivers the benefits of an electronic patient record.
TrakCare offers unparalleled flexibility that makes it a strong choice for meeting the unique needs of international markets such as Asia. Developed in Australia, it is one of the few international healthcare information systems to support multiple languages, multiple currencies and Asian character sets. It has high adoption rates by medical practitioners because the system can be adapted to local practices and to respond to changing requirements.
The Healthcare IT Competitive Strategy Leadership of the Year Award for 2009 was won by the IBA Health Group for its leading healthcare information management system iSoft. One of the projects related to the streamlining of pharmaceutical services in 21 public hospitals in Western Australia.
Two new awardsthe 2009 Healthcare insurance Company of the Year and the 2009 Singapore Entrepreneurial Company of the Yearwere respectively won by the Prudential Asia and Moleac, for the production of a medicine for recovering stroke patients that incorporates both eastern and western approaches.
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