Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University (China) uses information technology to improve service quality and efficiency

中国数字医学 (China Digital Medicine), article in Chinese (summary), March 2013: The Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital of Dalian University (China) uses information technology as part of its long-term plan to propel itself into the fast lane of the information highway. This technology was applied to sterile supplies traceability using barcodes, RFID, and mobile computing techniques; automated vital…

Singapore General Hospital’s new bed management system shortens waiting time for beds

News articles (summary), September 2012:   Singapore General Hospital (SGH) implemented the world’s largest bed management system based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in May 2009. The system allows hospital staff to check patient status and search for suitable beds electronically in real time. With this system, the time from the moment a patient is charged to…

Singapore General Hospital improves bed management with automated system

 Hospital IT Europe, article (summary), summer 2010: To better manage bed resources, Singapore General Hospital deployed the Eclipsys patient flow software in integration with wireless patient location tracking system from Cadi Scientific. The integrated system significantly improved operational efficiency in patient flow from admission to discharge. In particular, it reduced daily average overflow by 12%,…

RFID helps Pantai Hospital Ipoh focus on patients

RFID Journal, article (extract), June 28, 2010: At Pantai Hospital Ipoh, in Malaysia, RFID automates routine tasks, giving nurses time to provide quality patient care. Ipoh, one of Malaysia’s main cities, is located approximately 125 miles north of the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. At the city’s main medical center, Pantai Hospital Ipoh, radio frequency identification…

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital evaluates a wireless thermometer against ear and axillary temperatures in children

Journal of Pediatric Nursing, article (extract), June 2010: This study evaluated the ThermoSENSOR against ear temperatures (ETs) measured by a Braun ThermoScan ear thermometer and axillary temperatures (ATs) measured by a Terumo digital clinical thermometer. The test participants consisted of 109 children aged 6 months to 16 years from a pediatric ward. … These results…

Singapore General Hospital named a winner for its automated patient flow system

Microsoft News Center, news release (extract), March 2, 2010: Winner for Best Use of Clinical Records — Inpatient Singapore General Hospital/Integrated Health Information Systems (SingHealth) selected Eclipsys Sunrise Patient Flow and CADI Scientific to couple its workflow‐based patient flow platform with radio frequency identification and real-time location system, optimizing and automating patient flow from the…

SGH, CGH, and KKH evaluate the use of healthcare tools

Straits Times, news article (introduction), April 15, 2009: Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital, and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital have been evaluating the use of several healthcare tools, namely, a bedside mobile workstation, a vital signs monitoring system, a mobile X-ray image retrieval system, a patient bedside terminal, and an electronic dental recording system….

Tan Tock Seng Hospital uses RFID to monitor patients’ temperature

RFID Journal, article (extract), January 28, 2009: One of Singapore’s busiest health-care facilities finds that the system improves patient care, reduces labor costs and provides better clinical data. Tan Tock Seng Hospital first rolled out radio frequency identification technology in 2007 to track more than 1,200 patients throughout its facility, and to be able to…