Pondok Indah Healthcare Group to Go Paperless

Aug 2007 – Through our local partner PT. novaTARA Indonesia, Nova signed an agreement with Pondok Indah Healthcare Group (PIHG) to implement the latest version of VESALIUS-Hospital Information System (HIS).

Nova has the distinction of a hugely successful implementation in the group’s pioneer hospital at Pondok Indah in 2004. The primary objective then was to streamline business processes for better management control.

Lai Teik Kin, novaHEALTH CEO, says the award of the Puri Indah contract is a firm testimony to Nova’s value as a solution-provider. “Our strategy for providing improved healthcare solution is about implementing recognised ‘best practices’, localising them when necessary and effecting change management at all levels to ensure sustainability of the system.”

Tavri Deviyan, Chief Information Officer of PIHG speaks of his initial challenge, “As the hospital group grows, the challenge for ITD was always how to support them adequately across several locations. Instead of implementing two separate systems for our 2 hospitals, we had discussed this with Nova and realised that with VESALIUS Multi-Organisation, PIHG can extend the services to users across a wide area network.”

“Centralising the system comes with many benefits. First and foremost, IT resources needed to support operations and administrative tasks such as data backup need not be duplicated. More importantly, caregivers have access to medical records no matter which PIHG hospital they visit,” he adds.

What really sets the Puri Indah initiative from other projects in Indonesia, is getting all the doctors and nurses to play a critical role in using VESALIUS in revolutionising the way clinical care delivery is transformed. It is not about scanning written medical notes but actually providing all caregivers a complete digital environment to work in and collaborate with others. With VESALIUS providing real-time clinical information to support decisions at the point of care, patients can expect improved promotes patient-safety checks and shorter patient waiting-times.

“This is a noteworthy step for PIHG in our quest to go paperless. With a centralised Electronic Medical Record (EMR) respository – a first in Indonesia, we can now provide timely and accurate information at the point of care which can be critical in emergencies and cases with medical alerts or drug allergies,” Tavri said.

The hospital is scheduled to open in early December 2007.

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