Sydney, Australia – January 22, 2018 – InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology, today announced that Beijing United Family Healthcare has become the first Chinese private healthcare organisation certified by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) to achieve Stage 6 of the Inpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).
Through its use of the InterSystems TrakCare® electronic medical record system (EMR), Beijing United Family Hospital, operated by Beijing United Family Healthcare, has now achieved both Joint Commission International (JCI) and HIMSS Inpatient EMRAM Stage 6 certification, among the world’s highest standards for hospitals.
HIMSS’s Inpatient EMRAM evaluates the breadth and depth of healthcare information systems adoption in hospitals. As one of the most authoritative global evaluation systems, it is used by many Chinese hospitals to assess their level of information technology (IT) maturity and adoption of international practices. HIMSS also goes beyond IT to consider healthcare outcomes – how well systems serve both patients and care providers.
InterSystems TrakCare supports consistent care delivery across UFH’s five hospitals, 12 medical centres and satellite clinics with immediate access to patient data and better care coordination, said Dr Jenny Shao, Director of Healthcare IT Systems at Beijing United Family Healthcare. “Doctors, nurses and other authorised care team members can all see a complete electronic patient record, reducing risks associated with information gaps. TrakCare’s clinical and data analysis capabilities also provide clinical support, alerting carers about contraindicated medications, for example, to improve the quality of care.”
Quality of care at Beijing United Family Hospital has been further enhanced with closed loop medication administration, a key requirement of HIMSS Inpatient EMRAM Stage 6. “Using barcodes tracked by TrakCare we demonstrated the ‘5 rights’ of closed loop medication administration – right patient, right drug, right dose, right route and right time – in our EMRAM Stage 6 assessment,” said Dr Shao. “The HIMSS report stated that our electronic medication administration record is the best they have seen in China.”
John Daniels, Evaluation Panel Leader for HIMSS Analytics, said: “Beijing United Family Healthcare has a long history of applying information technology to support healthcare provision. By using a single EMR it has benefited from easy access to data, the ability to share patient information, and the integration of clinical and administrative systems.”
Zhongying Pan, President of Beijing United Family Healthcare, said: “Deployment of InterSystems’ state-of-the-art healthcare information system has significantly improved our management, streamlined our business processes, reinforced our security and enhanced patient experience.”
“We congratulate Beijing United Family Healthcare on its successful certification by HIMSS,” said Luciano Brustia, Country Manager for Greater China at InterSystems. “As the organisation’s EMR systems supplier, we are also proud to have reduced the risk and complexity of systems deployment by using the Chinese edition of TrakCare and leveraging our global experience.”
TrakCare is sold only outside of the United States.
About United Family Healthcare
Over two decades, United Family Healthcare (UFH) has established itself in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Wuxi and Qingdao as the provider of choice for those seeking premium, personalised healthcare. Its Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Guangzhou hospitals are now JCI accredited, which exemplifies UFH’s commitment to meeting and exceeding global service quality and patient safety standards, as well as providing outstanding healthcare services.
InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.intersystems.com/.
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