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SAP for Healthcare at HIMSS AsiaPac: Bringing Mobility to Healthcare

This week, SAP for Healthcare is at HIMSS AsiaPac in Melbourne, Australia to show everyone SAP’s latest innovations in bringing mobility to healthcare.

SAP’s healthcare solutions are growing quickly in AsiaPac. In Australia, SAP is working with the National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) to show how SAP’s Collaborative E-Care Management Solution can help Australian customers. SAP works together with Singapore’s Ministry of Health, 90% of hospitals in Singapore are currently using SAP ERP and patient management technology. We’re taking them to the next level by introducing to them our solutions for mobility in healthcare. Last but certainly not least, we’re just beginning to introduce our solutions in China and are celebrating our first two customers – they’ll be implementing SAP ERP, Patient Management, and solutions by the end of the year.

At HIMSS AsiaPac 2011, we’ll be showcasing two of our latest mobility efforts through interactive demos on the Apple iPad:

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Mobile Electronic Medical Records (EMR) – Physicians making the rounds at hospitals, going from one patient bed to the next, need the ability to quickly pull up each patient’s information. With paper-based records, doctors are expected to sift through files and look up each patient’s information, which can be time consuming. With a tablet, a doctor can easily carry around several file cabinets worth of patient data, as well as have the ability to look at important patient photos; for example, detailed chest x-rays. All this information will be at the palm of the doctor’s hands as they discuss this important information that is both easy for the doctor to access and for the patient to understand.

Collaborative E-Care Management (CECM) – After the patient leaves the hospital, how can we ensure that their quality of life is maintained? SAP’s Collaborative E-Care Management solution leaves doctors and patients on the same page long after the patient steps out of the hospital. The CECM mobile solution allows doctors to send patients important content in real-time, such as dietary information, and allows patients to send vital information to doctors, such as weight and glucose level. CECM gives the opportunity for patients to manage their own disease through education and helps them do things like measure their own blood pressure levels. CECM allows for the sharing of information not only between patients and doctors, but also with important people in the patient’s and doctor’s network, such as a spouse or a nurse. CECM increases patient education, allowing the patient to be more involved in monitoring and improving his or her own health. CECM provides a care plan for patients and allows them to set up goals to improve their health.

It’s an exciting time for healthcare and mobility. If you’ll be attending HIMSS AsiaPac, come visit our booth with Sierra at 305.


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