Jul 2019 – Late last year, Island Hospital celebrated a significant milestone in its expansion.
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow was the guest-of-honour in the ground breaking
ceremony of Island Medical City (IMC) situated at the junction of Peel Avenue and Pierce Road.

As one of the largest medical tourist hubs in South-east Asia, IMC comprises of a 600-bed medical complex, medical suites as well as a medical tourist hotel as part of its facilities. To support this ambitious plan, the hospital cast a search for technology partners who can support the expansion plan and evaluate suitable candidates.

NOVA is pleased to announce that we have been chosen to partner Island Hospital in this exciting project to replace their in-house developed hospital management system. Aside from the administrative modules, VESALIUS hospital information system will introduce electronic medical records and a physician support system to enable doctors to perform CPOE, receive results and perform clinical documentation.

To further strengthen patient safety and improve outcomes, Island Hospital has also opted to integrate MIMS knowledge-based resources into their medication management processes.

The project will see extensive integration with 3rd party solutions such as SAP Business One, Abbot iLab & Blood Bank, Infinitt PACS, JVM Automatic Tablet Dispensing & Packaging System (ATDPS), GMS Queue Management System and more.

Patient outreach is another highlight of this forward-looking project. Increasingly, the handphone is the communication tool of choice and Island Hospital is seizing the opportunity and leveraging on technology to engage their patients and the community via technology. To augment text-based messages, Island Hospital will be rolling out mobile apps to strengthen patient engagement. With the mobile app, patients and guests can conveniently access functions to view doctors profile and their roster, manage appointments – create, cancel or shift with their chosen caregiver. While in the hospital, patients can check on their queue status or expected waiting time during their outpatient consultations.

Through this patient-facing app, a sub-set of criticial clinical information such as medical alerts and drug allergies will also be made available to patients.

The system is expected to Go LIVE at the end of 2019.


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