HIMSS, a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology, today announced the launch of regional editions of HealthcareITNews.com and MobiHealthNews.com for Asia Pacific, Europe and the United Kingdom. Both publications will combine regional news and analysis, with curated thought leadership and insights on the challenges facing the healthcare ecosystem.
eHealth Queensland and HIMSS Asia Pacific have signed an agreement for eHealth Queensland to assist with the facilitation of the HIMSS AsiaPac18 Conference and Exhibition, to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Brisbane Australia from 5 – 8 November 2018.
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced it has appointed Dr. Charles Alessi as Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS International, and Bruce Steinberg as Managing Director, Executive Vice President, HIMSS International, with the aim of addressing the global need and demand of transforming health through information and technology.
Royal Philips today announced that Northland District Health Board (DHB) will be the first user of Illumeo in Australia and New Zealand. Illumeo is an imaging and informatics technology with adaptive intelligence that redefines and enhances how radiologists work with medical images.
Singapore-based leading long-term care technology solutions provider Napier Healthcare Solutions has announced the completion of a study on the effectiveness of tele-health in the management of chronic illness among the elderly. With increasing focus on Smart Health and Smart Nation initiatives in Singapore, the study focused on chronic illnesses among the elderly in the Chai Chee community in Singapore.
HIMSS Analytics recognizes Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine for their validation as a Stage 7 hospital of HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital demonstrated capacities and expertise in successfully achieving a Stage 7 status by adopting mature information technologies, system governance, and a paperless environment as indicated in the EMRAM standards.
HIMSS Analytics recognizes The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University for their validation as a Stage 7 hospital of HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. The First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University demonstrated capacity and expertise in successfully achieving a Stage 7 status by adopting mature information technologies, system governance, and a paperless environment as indicated in the EMRAM standards.
Singapore-based Napier Healthcare Solutions announced today that Allegiant Regional Care Hospitals (ARC), a new and premier hospital group in the resort city of Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, Philippines, has chosen Napier Hospital Information System (HIS) to enable its operations and support its future expansion. ARC’s first hospital, currently under construction in Barangay Agus, will be running Napier HIS when it opens in early 2018.
Paper health information presents significant challenges to large hospital environments. Due to the clinical risks that having a predominantly paper health record causes, Mater decided to take action to address the challenges of paper health records, which also resulted in significant increases in efficiency and cost reduction, all pre-dating the commencement of an EMR implementation. HIMSS Asia Pacific speaks with Sallyanne Wissmann, Director Information Management, Mater Health Services, Brisbane, ahead of her presentation at HIMSS AsiaPac18.
RADM (Dr) Tang Kong Choong, Chief of the SAF Medical Corps, gave an update on the recent developments at the organisation and some lessons learnt behind the implementation of the third generation EMR system.