Samsung, YTL Comms help out with Hospis Malaysia’s IT system
By Digital News Asia August 27, 2014
- Companies donate 30 tablets and 30 dongles to aid palliative care
- Hospis Malaysia has developed web-based patient management system
THIRTY units each of Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets and YES Broadband Huddles have been donated to Hospis Malaysia for its patient management system.
The Hospis Malaysia Management System aims to improve the quality of patient care and ease the process of auditing and research for the organisation, Samsung Malaysia Electronics and YTL Communications, which operates the YES 4G mobile broadband service, said in a joint statement.
Established in 1991, Hospis Malaysia is a charitable organisation that offers professional palliative care to patients suffering from life-limiting illness.
It also collaborates closely with the World Palliative Care Alliance to focus on advancing palliative care programmes, education, research and policies to further the cause of palliative care globally.
Earlier this year, Hospis Malaysia developed a web-based enterprise application to upgrade its patient management system from recording patient data and assessments on paper to having a synchronised application that can be accessed instantly by each member of the clinical team.
“This paperless system also enables instant communication between members of the clinical team to ensure a quick turnaround with referrals, medications, reporting and auditing of patient cases,” Hospis Malaysia general manager Tham Su Ming.
“The support received from Samsung Malaysia and YTL Communications will certainly enhance the management of our patient information,” he added.
The newly developed web-based system is accessed with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S, enabling better documentation, easier tracking of patient information, and ultimately improves efficiency of patient care.
“We are very pleased to be in collaboration with Hospis Malaysia, being able to support in providing our devices to facilitate convenience, mobility and efficiency of daily work routines,” said Samsung Malaysia Electronics president Lee Dong Yong.
YTL Communications chief executive officer Wing K. Lee said, “The Huddle makes an excellent mobile companion for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S so that Hospis Malaysia staff members can access the Internet on the move.
“We hope that through our contribution, medical doctors and nurses at Hospis Malaysia can update patient information on-the-go to improve palliative care,” he added.
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