Skip to content
Узнайте о продуктах и решениях InterSystems, возможностях карьерного роста и многом другом.

A Digital Transformation at Sapporo Heart Center Improves Workflows and the Culture at Work

two doctors wearing personal protective equipment and reviewing patient information on a tablet

CUSTOMER: Sapporo Heart Center

CHALLENGE: Improve the efficiency of medical treatment to meet growing demand for care

OUTCOME: Complete and accurate data, greater efficiency, better utilization of facilities with InterSystems IRIS for Health and partner solutions

 
Japan’s Sapporo Heart Center performs more coronary angioplasty procedures than anywhere else in Japan, and no one is denied care. To meet the growing demand for its expertise and prepare for the future, the 85-bed hospital embarked on a digital transformation of its information technology systems.

Three Goals for Transformation

The transformation began with a triple focus: Implementing scalable, cutting-edge technology to help future-proof its systems; creating a single view of each patient’s data without disrupting existing best-of-breed departmental applications; and ensuring patient safety. “We also realized that digital transformation would be meaningless for us if not implemented quickly,” says Dr. Yuwaito Okada, digital transformation project lead, “so it was important to choose vendors with demonstrated success.”

Using InterSystems for Interoperability and Unified Data at the Core

Sapporo Heart Center finished signing contracts with more than 10 system vendors, including InterSystems and its partners Intec and CoreCreate, in December 2019. Ten months later, “Despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr. Okada says, “we completed integration of 18 departmental systems, a new electronic medical record system from CoreCreate, and our new data collaboration platform from Intec.” The system went live in October 2020.

Sapporo Heart Center used InterSystems IRIS for Health® to aggregate patient data from the departmental systems into a single data repository. InterSystems IRIS for Health also connects the repository with CoreCreate’s electronic medical record for bi-directional data flow with the departmental systems.

“With the repository at the center of our transformation,” says Dr. Okada, “we can add or remove applications as needed and ensure that we still have a single, consistent view of the patient. It also makes it possible for us to collaborate with other applications around data without vendor lock-in.”

Yuwaito Okada, MD
Digital Transformation Project Lead
Sapporo Heart Center

Complete and Accurate Data, Greater Efficiency,Better Utilization

Unified data from the InterSystems IRIS for Health repository ensures that everyone is working with the latest information to streamline use of catheterization rooms, improve interdepartmental communication and efficiency, and nurture a change in culture throughout the hospital. In the catheterization rooms for example, clinical engineers used to take notes on paper and later enter it into the medical record. Now, tablet computers have replaced the paper for direct input into the record. At bedside in the wards, vital signs go directly from instruments into the medical record, and nurses take and automatically upload photos of injuries to the EMR using smartphones to document progress.

Digital Transformation with a Cultural Twist

One of the most significant effects of the digital transformation was on staff members. “We’ve always customized our systems to fit our organization,” says Dr. Okada, “but now our organization has changed. Advanced technology has enabled new workflows that better fit our staff and the organization we want to be going forward. I think this is the very essence of digital transformation.”
 

Другие истории успеха, которые могут вам понравиться.

Seamlessly sharing disparate healthcare data
InterSystems IRIS for Health helps MedAllies provide fast, reliable, and secure data exchanges for millions of healthcare professionals across the country. The cloud-native solution helps the QHIN-designated healthcare information network operator accelerate the pace of innovation, avoid upfront capital equipment outlays, and tightly align ongoing expenses with evolving business demands.
Health Data Aggregation
Jonda Health makes diverse and non-standardized healthcare data more accessible and usable by patients, clinicians, and labs
UK NHS
Integrate disparate hospital trusts to achieve a comprehensive electronic health record using InterSystems HealthShare® Health Connect Cloud™
Healthcare Laboratory
A nine-month migration to InterSystems IRIS for Health with a 30% performance boost, and new capabilities to enhance Pardini’s market leading position
Healthcare Providers
Surprisingly, the top three indicators of life expectancy in the U.S. for a given population are per capita nursing home residency, mental health challenges, and prevalence of tooth loss¹. The income level, access to care, stress, and other social factors behind these indicators have a greater impact on health than genetics or access to healthcare services². However, historically, social determinants of health have not received enough attention in clinical care.
Integration Across the Delivery Network (IDN)
The developers at this large U.S. integrated delivery network (IDN) have no patience for integration engines that mindlessly do one job and one job only. Since replacing an old engine with InterSystems integration technology over a decade ago, the IDN has seen InterSystems solutions solve multiple problems to power growth, save employee time, and reduce costs. In one project alone, InterSystems saved them $100,000. Other examples of benefits delivered using InterSystems integration technology include:
As healthcare payers and providers use different information systems, patients can get caught in the middle and forced to bridge the gap with cumbersome processes.
Personalized Digital Nurse
Older adults overwhelmingly say they prefer to remain in their homes even as they face increasingly complex healthcare needs. And with good reason. They can retain their independence, remain socially engaged with their communities and, overall, have a higher quality of life, which contributes to improved physical health.
Harris Associates
InterSystems TotalView For Asset Management delivers the insights needed to improve portfolio returns, boost client engagement, reduce risk, and improve operational efficiencies.
Healthfirst
In the greater New York City area, Healthfirst, a not-for-profit, hospital-sponsored health plan and pioneer in value-based care, recognized the need for collaborative data exchange with providers for quality and improved member outcomes.