Sunway Medical Centre Invests RM12 million In New IT System

Press release : 13 Feb 2015, K.L

Sunway Medical Centre (“SunMed”) has selected Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd (“Hitachi Sunway”) to implement a next generation Hospital Information System (“C-HIS”) by Telstra Health effectively kick-starting the hospital’s 5-year digital transformation programme.

The new robust HIS system will enable SunMed to replace the traditional paper-based approach of physical medical records handling with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for seamless record transfer to-and-from the point-of-care.

With C-HIS, SunMed will be the first to introduce the use of tablet PCs to doctors, pharmacists and nurses to enable optimal mobility and flexibility when treating patients in both inpatient and outpatient environments.

C-HIS will facilitate updates to the hospital’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to incorporate goods and services tax (GST), integration of picture archiving and communication system (PACS) for economical radiological films’ management, as well as consolidation of information across multiple systems used by various hospital departments.

Lau Beng Long, Sunway Group Healthcare Services Managing Director; Cheah Kok Hoong, Hitachi Sunway Group CEO & Director

Valued at RM12 million, the SunMed HIS project is expected to be commissioned by Hitachi Sunway within 18 months and will be implemented over two (2) phases. The project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016.

C-HIS is one of several cloud enabled, next generation healthcare solutions offered by CloudMED, recently acquired by Telstra Health. It provides an end-to-end hospital information management system that includes a comprehensive range of clinical, administrative and diagnostic capabilities, allowing hospitals to bridge physical distances; and to support greater collaborative use of data among doctors, hospitals, hospital services and patients.