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Prince Court Medical Centre Achieves Stage 6


  • The First Hospital in Malaysia Achieves Global Recognition for Its Health Care IT Systems.

    Prince Court Medical Centre is one of the leading health care providers in Asia offering comprehensive medical care to the highest international standards through world-class facilities, innovative technology and excellent customer services.

    HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), hospitals can review the implementation and utilization of information technology applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced electronic patient record environment.

    “The PCMC team is proud to be the first hospital in Malaysia to achieve HIMSS Stage 6 and it is the result of a collaborative effort with Cerner that enabled this to occur,” said Dr. Su-Lin Chong, CEO of Prince Court Medical Centre. “The closed-loop medication administration process is important to the way we deliver health care to our patients as it enables caregivers to access all clinical information at the point of care and ensure the five rights of medication administration which is right patient, right medication, right dosage, right time, and right route.

    "This project was driven by our needs to raise the standards of our patient care & safety and our success came from the commitment and participation of key stakeholders (Doctors, Pharmacists and Nurses) with IT and technology being the enablers. The bedside medication verification ensures the 5Rs : the right medication is given in the right dose to the right patient, at the right time and in the right manner. At Prince Court Medical Centre, we go further by ensuring another 2Rs : the right documentation and the right response. Our Stage 6 achievement is just the first step, requiring ongoing commitment and compliance with standardized practice and new workflows. Education is key in ensuring the importance of scanning all medication, and this will be a primary focus for all of us," said Dr. Su-Lin Chong.

    HIMSS states that its "Stage 6" designation indicates that a hospital:

    • has made significant executive commitments and investments to reach this stage.
    • appears to have a significant advantage over competitors for patient safety, clinician support, clinician recruitment, and competitive marketing for both consumers and nurse recruitment.
    • has almost fully automated/paperless medical records when they have implemented their IT applications across most of the inpatient care settings.
    • is either starting to evaluate their data for care delivery process improvements or have already documented significant improvements in this area.
    • has made investments that are within reach of most hospitals and recognize the strategic value of improving patient care with the EMR.
    • has begun to create strategic alignments with their medical staff to effectively utilize information technology to improve the patient safety environment.
    • is well positioned to provide data to key stakeholders, such as payers, the government, physicians, consumers, and employers, to support electronic health record environments and health information exchanges.

    About Prince Court Medical Center

    Prince Court Medical Centre is a 277-bed private health care facility located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The hospital’s aim is to be the leading health care provider in Asia, offering comprehensive medical care to the highest international standards through world-class facilities, innovative technology & excellent customer services. Prince Court Medical Centre contracted with Cerner in May 2006 to automate care across its emergency department, inpatient venue and all ancillary services. The hospital has been live with Cerner Powerchart®, FirstNet®, CareNet®, RadNet®, PathNet®, SurgiNet®, Access Management, HIM and 724 Access solutions since August 2007.

    Contact

    Chandra Murugan +65 8488 3345, Chandra.Murugan@cerner.com