With about a decade of experience, Allscripts has established strong healthcare IT credentials with clients in the Asia-Pacific region. Clinical goals for healthcare IT in Asia are similar to what you’d find in the United States and Europe: to deliver the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost. However, there are different sets of challenges throughout the region that require healthcare IT to take a different approach. Singapore: Asia’s center for healthcare innovation Singapore, an island city-state, is the second most densely populated sovereign state in the world, with more than 5.3 million citizens. Because it’s a small, contained geographical area, we see a couple of trends that affect healthcare IT. First, patients move fairly readily among Singaporean healthcare organizations. It’s important that patients’ records travel with them. Second, physicians also move freely within the Singaporean healthcare community, making […]

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Global Healthcare Megatrends: Technical landscape

  • Toby C. Samo, MD, FACP
  • 05/15/2014

There are more than 7 billion people on the planet today. Our growing global population has triggered some of the biggest healthcare challenges we’ll ever face. Listening to clients in Australia, Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States, I believe many of these issues are universal. This is the fourth post in a five-part series that explores the clinical, population health, financial, regulatory and technical challenges we share as a global healthcare community. Once they move from paper to electronic, healthcare organizations aren’t looking back. Both providers and patients are embracing technology as never before: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) adoption steadily rising. A recent whitepaper estimates continued improvements around the world. It estimates Australia to be among the leaders at a 78% adoption rate, while the United States has the highest projected growth rate to 62%. Patients are more receptive […]