February 2019 – Nova MSC Berhad is proud to be awarded the contract to implement the full suite of VESALIUS Hospital Information System in Metro Specialist Hospital located in Sungai Petani, Kedah.

 What started as Bersatu Medical Centre in 1993 with only two shop lots and four specialists, quickly grew into prominence. Three years later the centre was renamed Metro Specialist Hospital(METRO) with its opening officiated by the then Health Minister, the Honorable Dato’ Chua Jui Meng.

Since 2002, METRO has been ISO accredited for the provision of hospital services, operations and management. The certificate was awarded by Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ).

 To accommodate its rapid expansion, METRO in 2002 relocated to a 10-acre plot with half of it dedicated to a 95 bedded four storey building equipped with 7 ICUs, 4 OTs and 24 Consultation suites serving more than 160,000 patients.

Last year saw METRO celebrating its Golden Jubilee in serving community with quality care in Sungai Petani and beyond. This milestone saw the hospital initiating further expansion by constructing a new building and more than doubling its capacity to 200 beds. As part of its progress, METRO decided to also upgrade its ageing IT systems.

After an extensive evaluation exercise, METRO decided on Nova’s VESALIUS Hospital Information to support their growth. The project includes a rollout of an Electronic Medical Records to increase operational efficiency and more importantly to increase patient safety. As part of the project, METRO will adopt MIMS drug database for online checking of medication against allergies, drug-drug interaction and much more, which will significantly enhance patient safety.

This is in-line with METRO’s overall aim of achieving greater patient satisfaction as well as improving clinical outcomes.

Through interfaces to systems such as SAP BizOne Financial Systems, SYSMEX Lab Information System, FUJI PACS, GMS’s Queue Management System, METRO is creating a truly integrated system to deliver improved hospital management.

METRO is expected to Go LIVE with VESALIUS in Q4 2019.


About Metro Specialist Hospital

Founded by a group of Doctors in July 1993, Metro Specialist Hospital started its operations as Bersatu Medical Centre which was rebranded as Metro Specialist Hospital in January 1996. It moved from its original shop-lot based to its new, purpose built building on a 10 acre plot in January 2002. It was the first Private Hospital in Sungai Petani and the second in the state of Kedah to be established. With an impressive expansion plan in the pipeline, Metro Specialist Hospital is poised to expand even further in the future.

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