Bangkok, March 3, 2018 – HIMSS Analytics® Asia Pacific announced today that Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin has achieved EMRAMSM Stage 6. The EMRAM award is an international benchmark for the use of advanced technology to improve patient care. This award makes Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin only the third hospital in Thailand to achieve Stage 6.
HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics® Database. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), hospitals can review the implementation and utilisation of information and technology applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced electronic patient record environment. Reaching Stage 6 is a result of focus, good direction and a steadfast commitment from leadership. Stage 6 institutions have established clear goals for improving safety, minimizing errors, and prioritizing IT implementations.
“The journey to better healthcare by adopting EMRAM is very important for Bangkok Hospital Group to improve patient outcomes for patient care and better services for patient's overall satisfaction,” said Dr. Poramaporn Prasarttong-Osoth, M.D., CEO, Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin.
Weerasak Pongpattanapan, M.D, Hospital Director, Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin added, “The acute care EMRAM is the landmark transformation of Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin. It enhances accurate communication and generates structured data to guide the future medical practice.”
Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin provided a boost to the standard of healthcare in the town of Hua Hin when it opened in 2010, and again when full operations commenced in April 2011. It is part of The Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Group that operates in all the major Thai cities. Its outpatient department, opened since January 2011, has a full range of medical services including general medicine, women’s care, general surgery, orthopedics, urology, dental, eye and other clinics.
“The staff at Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin did a great job demonstrating how they are quickly moving towards a paperless EMR environment. They are beginning to effectively use technology to drive improvements in care processes for their patients,” said John Daniels, Global Vice President, Healthcare Advisory Services Group, HIMSS Analytics.
Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin Hospital will receive their Stage 6 award at the HIMSS Thailand eHealth Summit, 24 – 25 May 2018, Westin Sukhumvit Bangkok, Thailand. Visit www.himssthailand.org for more information.
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About Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin
The Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin is a network group hospital under the flagship of the Bangkok Hospital and its nationwide BDMS group. The Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin is open 24 hours for both adults and children, with specialized medical nurses in all areas of medical care including internal medicine, surgery, orthopedic, pediatrics and health promotion, and other specialized clinics. Visit https://www.bangkokhospital.com for more information.