NYP School of Nursing Partners novaHEALTH for Healthcare IT Training

27 Nov 2013 – To ensure their nursing students are equipped with adequate skills to fit into the workforce, Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) together with Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) launched the NYP-HIMSS Centre of Excellence.

As part of the course, nursing students are trained to use IT solutions found in a modern care delivery setting such as VESALIUS electronic medical record systems provided by novaHEALTH a subsidiary of Nova MSC, that is integrated with wireless vital signs monitoring and medication dispensing system to ensure the practice of close-loop medication administration.

By seamlessly connecting classroom learning to the healthcare setting in hospitals and polyclinics, NYP-HIMSS Centre of Excellence serves to better prepare nurses as they transit to work in an industry that is increasingly leveraging on technology in their daily tasks.

The centre also has a simulated intensive care unit (ICU) and inpatient wards for students to apply their nursing skills and knowledge in managing patients during their simulation-based training programmes in a more real-life setting.

As part of the implementation, novaHEALTH trained NYP lecturers on the use and maintenance of VESALIUS to allow them to operate the system as well as create scenarios for teaching purposes.

About Nanyang Polytechnic

Established in 1992, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) is a premier tertiary institution that offers quality education in Engineering, Information Technology, Design, Interactive & Digital Media, Chemical & Life Sciences, Business Management and Health Sciences. It offers 50 full-time diploma courses and a suite of post-diploma and customised courses for continuing education.

The Polytechnic’s industry-relevant and real world-based training equips students to become employment-ready upon graduation. It aims to nurture students into innovative and enterprising individuals, capable of succeeding in any path they choose to take, be it a career or in further studies.

Nanyang Polytechnic is also the proud recipient of the prestigious Singapore Quality Award, the Innovation Excellence Award and the People Excellence Award. This makes NYP the first education institution in Singapore to receive these three top organisational and business excellence awards.

About Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)

HIMSS is a cause-based, not-for-profit organisation exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 51 years ago, HIMSS and its related organisations are headquartered in Chicago with additional offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. HIMSS represents more than 52,000 individual members, of which more than two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organisations.

HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care.

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