Philips and VPS Healthcare sign multi-year partnership for Electronic Medical Record
Royal Philips, a global vendor in health technology, and VPS Healthcare, one of the Middle East’s largest healthcare groups, announced signing of a multi-year partnership agreement to install Philips Tasy Electronic Medical Record in VPS Healthcare hospitals and clinics throughout UAE, Oman and India. Tasy Electronic Medical Record is Philips’ next generation Electronic Medical Record and care management solution, which addresses the shortcomings of conventional Electronic Medical Records.
Conventional Electronic Medical Records typically contain standard medical and clinical data about a patient, and were originally designed to use this information primarily for administrative tasks such as billing. Philips Tasy Electronic Medical Record takes a different approach and is developed to streamline workflows and optimise patient care. It offers a single integrated platform and database to enable centralised management of medical, organisational and administrative processes.
These range from patient care to inventory and supply management, revenue cycle management and financial reporting. Other processes covered by Tasy Electronic Medical Record include bed management, and the scheduling of rooms and staff for appointments and medical procedures. By managing both clinical and administrative workflows, Tasy Electronic Medical Record connects the dots between different aspects of patient care.
Designed to be highly flexible through traceable user roles and profiles, it keeps pace with a hospital’s workflows, standards and key performance indicators.
This new partnership agreement between Philips and VPS Healthcare represents an important step in the Tasy Electronic Medical Record success story beyond Latin America, where Philips already enjoys a leading position in the Electronic Medical Record market with approximately 1,000 installations at healthcare providers in Brazil and Mexico.
The use of Tasy Electronic Medical Record has already helped eight Brazilian hospitals receive Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model Stage 6 certification and helped one hospital receive Model Stage 7 from HIMSS Analytics, meaning they are near-paperless and are driving integration, security and analytics to optimise patient care.
In selected markets Philips Tasy Electronic Medical Record is also available as part of Philips IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition, which enables health systems to manage the growth and cost of their clinical enterprise with a managed service model. It offers a full suite of interoperable healthcare informatics applications and services for hospitals and integrated health networks that helps to further improve quality of care, while meeting the evolving challenges of budget constraints.
VPS Healthcare is one of the largest integrated healthcare groups in the Middle East, with 22 operational hospitals, over 125 health clinics, 13,000 employees, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in Dubai, and medical support services spread across the Middle East, Europe and India.
“With Philips Tasy Electronic Medical Record, we will move from multiple IT platforms to a single integrated solution that allows us to manage all clinical and logistical processes,” said Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare. “We need our data to be available wherever and whenever it is needed. Tasy Electronic Medical Record’s ability to move patient and administrative data around throughout the entire VPS network is critical to the high quality seamless care that VPS Healthcare wants to deliver in the region.”
“The agreement with VPS Healthcare underlines the fact that we have a very strong portfolio of health informatics solutions to support the needs of clinicians and health systems in improving patient care while also optimising processes and the use of resources throughout their organisations,” said Frans van Houten, CEO of Royal Philips. “I am convinced that Tasy Electronic Medical Record will help VPS Healthcare to improve both the quality of care and the patient and staff experience at lower cost.”