Established in 2013, the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards aims to identify and recognise organisations in Asia Pacific that leverage health information technology to successfully improve quality of care and patient safety.
This award recognises the most innovative, creative and "out-of-the-box" ICT (information and communications technology) solutions used to improve patient care and safety. Innovation can be in the form of leveraging on existing technology to come up with new and creative usage of ICT to significantly enhance patient care and outcome or developing a groundbreaking technology that leads the way in ICT adoption.
NTFGH received this award for our Project OneCare, which resulted in a single fully integrated Electronic Medical Record system composed of 12 key clinical functions and the integration of 976 medical devices. We offer a “4-less” environment for our patients – Chartless, Scriptless, Filmless and Paperless.
HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model (EMRAM) in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record (EMR) systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. There are eight stages (0-7) that measure a hospital's implementation and utilisation of information technology applications. The final stage, Stage 7, represents an advanced patient record environment.
EMRAM Stage 7
In collaboration with IHiS (Integrated Health Information Systems) – the Health Ministry's IT arm that manages information technology and innovations at all public healthcare institutions – NTFGH achieved HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 in October 2016. It is the first hospital in Singapore and ASEAN, and the fifth hospital in Asia Pacific to achieve Stage 7.
NTFGH’s technological transformation achieved many firsts in Singapore, including the implementation of the most number of medical devices (976) interfaced directly into the EMR system and the achievement of a 4-Less environment: Chartless, Scriptless, Filmless and Paper-less.
EMRAM Stage 6
Reaching Stage 6 is a result of focus, good direction and a steadfast commitment from the leadership. Stage 6 institutions have established clear goals for improving safety, minimising errors, and prioritising IT implementations.
Jurong Community Hospital is the first community hospital in Singapore to achieve Stage 6 in January 2017.
Winner: Adj A/Prof Gamaliel Tan (Chief Medical Informatics Officer & Head, Orthopaedics, NTFGH)
Voted by participating sponsors and exhibitors at HIMSS AsiaPac 17, this award recognises the Healthcare IT Leader who is leading change to healthcare using technology.
The National Health IT Excellence Awards is an annual accolade presented by the Health Minister to recognise initiatives and individuals that have achieved healthcare excellence through IT.
Champion for Health IT Excellence AwardAdj A/Prof Gamaliel TanChief Medical Informatics Officer & Head, Orthopaedics, NTFGH
Adj A/Prof Gamaliel was the key clinical driver who led the JurongHealth Campus team to implement a single integrated electronic medical record (EMR) system across NTFGH and JCH and achieve a 4-less environment -- Chartless, Scriptless, Filmless and Paper-less. NTFGH was the first in Singapore and ASEAN, and the the fifth hospital in Asia Pacific to achieve HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 and JCH is the first community hospital in Singapore to achieve HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6.
"IT Excellence: Beyond Quality to Value" Category
This award recognises IT initiatives that deliver value to patients through appropriate care and the efficient use of resources and manpower.
The JurongHealth Campus team worked with Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) – the Health Ministry's IT arm – to adopt the Closed-loop Barcoded Product Administration with the aim of increasing efficiency, reducing errors in blood product transfusion and ultimately improving patient care.
The Project Management Institute Singapore Chapter is the country chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMI is the leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project management profession. Its worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by its globally recognised standards, certification programmes, academic and market research programmes, chapters, and volunteer and professional development opportunities.
IHiS received this award for the implementation of IT systems at the new Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital. Project OneCare is a transformation project and a realisation of JurongHealth Campus' goal of achieving digitised and state-of-the-art hospitals. Primarily, it aimed to digitise and link patient information across different departments to synergise work and provide better care for patients using an integrated system.
The PS21 ExCEL (Excellence Through Continuous Enterprise & Learning) Awards recognises teams and public officers who best exemplified the spirit of innovation and continuous learning.
PS21 ExCEL Silver Award – Most Innovative Project
IHiS implemented the Real-time Location System (RTLS) & Warehouse Management System (WMS) in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital. This innovative project has made significant improvements in the productivity of healthcare, which allows for more time to be spent on direct patient care.