Seven Health IT Projects Across Asia Pacific Presented With the Inaugural HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award

Singapore, October 21 2013

During the first-ever Digital Healthcare Week, HIMSS and Elsevier presented seven HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards at a gala dinner in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The award was established to honour organisations for outstanding achievements in the implementation and usage of health information and technology to successfully improve quality of care and patient safety.

For the inaugural award, public and private healthcare providers in Asia Pacific were encouraged to submit their projects that showcased health IT advancement. The entries were then evaluated and selected by a nominated committee.

Of all the entries received, the organisations demonstrating the best use of technology in health and patient care are: (in alphabetical order):

  1. Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd (India): PatientEngagement Platform (PEP) - Apollo Prism
  2. Changi General Hospital & Integrated Health Information Systems (Singapore): Closed Loop Medication Management System (with QR coded sachets)
  3. Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong): Security-Enhanced Mobile Imaging Distribution System (SEMIDS)
  4. Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (Korea): n-Device strategy in the hospital environment to improve care coordination and empower patient engagement
  5. Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (Korea): Next generation Hospital Information System (HIS) focusing on innovative user experience
  6. Shanghai East Hospital, affiliated to Tongji University (China): Clinical Pathway Information Management System (CPIS)
  7. Tan Tock Seng Hospital & Integrated Health Information Systems (Singapore): SmartSense System

Descriptions of winning projects, evaluation method and the jury panel can be found in the appendix attached.

"We would like to congratulate all HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards winners. We received nominations from across the Asia Pacific region such as China, Hong Kong, India, Korea and Singapore. The winners have demonstrated superior implementation and utilization of health IT systems that have directly resulted in organization-wide advancements in patient care and operational efficiencies. We hope that their projects will inspire a new wave of IT advancement in the healthcare delivery," said Steven Yeo, Vice President & Executive Director, HIMSS Asia Pacific, General Manager, HIMSS Analytics Asia Pacific & Middle East.

"It is exciting and encouraging to witness how the Asia Pacific healthcare industry is embracing the transformational role of technology to harness the power of medical information. The organisations recognised for the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award have demonstrated how technology adoption can achieve efficiencies and improve quality of care. It is for this very reason that Elsevier is proud to support and celebrate this innovative spirit of the community," said Gerrit Bos, Managing Director APAC, Elsevier.

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About 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 also includes over 600 corporate members and more than 250 not-for-profit organisations that share our mission of transforming healthcare through the effective use of information technology and management systems. 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.

To learn more about HIMSS and to find out how to join us and our members in advancing our cause, please visit our website at www.himssasiapac.org

For more information about the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Health Award, please visit: https://www.himssasiapacconference.org

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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