Accenture Implements Nationwide Electronic Health Record System in Singapore
Phase One Launch Provides Single Patient Record for Healthcare Professionals
SINGAPORE; June, 21 2011 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and MOH Holdings Singapore have launched one of the world’s first national electronic health record (NEHR) systems. Aligned to Singapore’s “one patient, one record” vision, the NEHR enables a single patient health record for clinicians to access across the healthcare continuum.
As patients visit providers – including primary care clinics, acute and community hospitals – healthcare professionals will be able to access a single patient record for medical information. The NEHR captures medical data, including patient demographics, diagnosis, medications, tests, procedures and discharge summaries, for exchange among clinicians.
“Our goal is for all Singapore health organizations to have real-time clinical information for treating patients,” said Dr. Sarah Muttitt, Chief Information Officer, MOH Holdings. “This milestone represents a significant step towards achieving our vision.”
“The NEHR will enable insight driven health through the timely access to holistic patient information,” said John Vidas, who leads Accenture’s health business in Asia Pacific. “Singapore’s vision, leadership and innovation will establish standards and best practices for other regions to follow.”
The Singapore NEHR go-live is the first phase of the effort and was deployed in 10 months. The NEHR is designed to improve the quality of healthcare for citizens, lower the costs of health services, and promote more effective health policies. Patients also benefit from proper right-sited care, disease management and cost savings, as duplicate or unnecessary tests are eliminated and medication errors are reduced.
The Accenture team includes Oracle, Orion Health, Initiate (IBM) and Hewlett-Packard.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 215,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com
About MOH Holdings
MOH Holdings (MOHH) is the holding company of Singapore’s public healthcare institutions. It oversees and nurtures the development of Singapore’s public healthcare system, ensuring that good and affordable basic medical services are available to Singaporeans. It also aims to develop Singapore’s healthcare system into a competitive world class global system. MOHH undertakes several strategic initiatives for the Ministry of Health and the public healthcare institutions, some of which include the common employment of junior doctors and joint recruitment of healthcare professionals in all public healthcare institutions for effective allocation and training of medical manpower; as well as developing and operationalising a talent management and HR framework for the entire public healthcare spectrum. MOHH is also tasked with developing a national IT framework for Singapore’s public healthcare sector. For more information, please visit www.mohh.com.sg
For Immediate Release
Alison Kenney (Singapore)
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