Leading Thai private hospital expands investment in InterSystems TrakCare and aims to be a leader amongst Thai hospitals in effective integration of advanced IT and healthcare
BANGKOK, Thailand – April 25, 2012 – InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, today announced that Vejthani Hospital, a leading JCI accredited private hospital in Thailand, has expanded its investment in the InterSystems TrakCare™ healthcare information system.
Vejthani Hospital is a 263-bed private hospital providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient services including 24-hour emergency care. The hospital treats over 350,000 patients per year, including international patients from over 40 countries.
Vejthani Hospital’s decision to expand its investment in this world-class healthcare information system demonstrates its commitment to adopting the latest IT capabilities to provide the very highest levels of patient care, continue to improve business operations, and provide doctors with the information they need to make the best decisions.
TrakCare is an Internet-based, unified healthcare information system that provides a full range of clinical, administrative, laboratory and community care capabilities. It is a multi-language system that comes pre-configured for Thai market requirements, so customers can be up and running quickly with a system that mirrors the way they work.
Viney Hora, Country Manager of InterSystems Thailand, said that Vejthani Hospital is one of many leading healthcare organizations in more than 25 countries that rely on TrakCare to provide healthcare professionals with the information needed to make informed decisions. TrakCare’s market presence includes nationwide implementations in Scotland and Chile, statewide implementations in Victoria, Australia and Brasilia, Brazil and organization-wide implementations at Bangkok Dusit Medical Services in Thailand, Manipal Hospitals in India and Albert Einstein Hospital in Brazil.
“Information technology is revolutionizing the healthcare industry,” said Dr.Chakrit Soucksakit Chief Executive Officer of Vejthani Hospital. “At Vejthani, IT is recognized as an integral part of the hospital.”
CEO of Vejthani Hospital said Vejthani believes that the role of IT in hospitals goes far beyond improving efficiency. “IT is a key enabler in providing patients with the highest quality of care and this is why we are expanding our strategic investment. Vejthani Hospital first implemented InterSystems’ healthcare information system in 2000 and has progressively adopted new capabilities to support the clinical and operational goals of the organization.” he said.
“TrakCare’s Internet-based architecture makes information easily accessible to healthcare professionals via smart phones and tablet devices.” said Assistant Prof. Korpong Rookkapan, MD, Chief Operating Officer of Vejthani Hospital. “Deployment of its advanced functionality ensures consistency of care, decreases medical errors and allows us to measure and report on the quality of care.”
Asst. Prof. Rookkapan, MD, said “The hospital is now deploying advanced functionality for clinical pathways, clinical data analytics and medication management.”
Vejthani Hospital is integrating clinical pathways to enable quality assurance of its clinical practices, which supports the JCI accreditation. Clinical pathways is the intelligence within TrakCare that supports physicians by guiding them through workflow and standardizing treatments for any given diagnosis or procedure. This ensures that best practices are followed, consistency in treatment is maintained and most importantly, that patients receive the utmost care.
To improve safety, Vejthani is deploying electronic medication management. Prescribing, dispensing and dosing are all done now through TrakCare, where all data relevant to medication management resides in a single repository and shared program logic allows doctors, pharmacists and nurses to work collaboratively. The hospital is currently working on integrating a Drug Information Management System to reduce adverse drug events and helps to save lives. Later this year, an automatic drug dispensing machine for patients will be introduced.
Vejthani is also adopting TrakCare Analytics advanced technology that facilitates business process analysis and optimization using real-time data. TrakCare’s pre-configured dashboards enable Vejthani executives to view and analyze live data, including key performance indicators, to carry out more efficient operations and timely decision making. The analytics capabilities allow Vejthani to track and monitor patient outcomes, and in the future Vejthani plans to benchmark their treatment procedures and outcome indicators against other hospitals around the world.
InterSystems Corporation is a global leader in software for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and offices in 23 countries.
InterSystems Trakcare™ is an Internet-based unified healthcare information system that rapidly delivers the benefits of an Electronic Patient Record (not available in the United States). InterSystems HealthShare™ is a strategic platform for healthcare informatics and the creation of Electronic Health Record on a local, regional or national scale. HealthShare leverages InterSystems iKnow and DeepSee technologies to unlock all patient information, including unstructured data, and to enable real-time analysis. InterSystems CACHÉ® is the world’s most widely used database system in clinical applications. InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.
About Vejthani Hospital
Vejthani Hospital is the leading private health service provider in Thailand. It provides a full range of high quality and comprehensive medical services which meets JCI international standards. With innovative medical treatment, Vejthani Hospital is able to respond to health care needs of both local and overseas patients.
Vejthani Hospital treats over 350,000 patients per year from many countries around the globe. With multidisciplinary teams, the hospital is equipped with advanced medical technology. Vejthani Hospital has over 30 renowned medical service centers which are recognized both locally and internationally, especially the Orthopaedics Center.
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