Hitachi supports Mediclinic workforce with mobile EPR system

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announced that Mediclinic Southern Africa has deployed Hitachi Clinical Repository (HCR) solution to provide mobile electronic patient record (EPR) system to connect its workforce.

HDS has supported Mediclinic Southern Africa to unify patient data from its more than 50 locations into a unified database. Earlier, Mediclinic Southern Africa struggled with the lack of integration between its medical information systems.

The primary objective of selecting HDS was to build an information infrastructure and centralized file repository to improve physician access to health records and reduce healthcare costs for its patients, said HDS in a statement.

HCR for connected health uses Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) technology to form a multipurpose archive that enables Mediclinic Southern Africa to store, back up, preserve and retrieve clinical and nonclinical data on a single platform. This apart, HCR for connected health provides healthcare providers with direct access to a patient’s entire medical record, regardless of their location.

In addition, HCR for connected health is supporting Mediclinic to move its image and data files into a centralized clinical repository. HCR has given Mediclinic the freedom to use any EPR solution without incurring expensive migrations or expansion costs.

“When we first implemented HCR we were looking at it only from an image-storage perspective. We soon realized it could ingest and store any type of information—from PDFs and Microsoft Office documents, to laparoscopy videos and all kinds of images, both DICOM and non-DICOM,” said Deon Myburgh, ICT operations manager at Mediclinic Southern Africa.

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