A consortium of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH), SK Telecom and EZCareTech has successfully exported its integrated hospital information system (HIS) to the U.S. following the Middle East, the hospital said Monday.
SNUBH and its partners had signed a 24-billion won ($20 million) contract with Aurora Behavioral Healthcare Group to build Best Care 2.0B, the hospital’s information system, in the group’s 14 hospitals.
The consortium announced that Aurora Behavioral Healthcare Group had completed the construction and started operating Best Care 2.0B at Reno Psychiatric Hospital in Reno, Nev., on June 18. The collective set a record after establishing the system in the 130-bed medium-sized hospital in just 14 days.
The hospital’s information system also won Meaningful USE stage 3 from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC-HIT) last month.
Since last December, the consortium had dispatched a team of about 20 doctors, nurses, and developers to the U.S., for the development of Best Care 2.0B, which fully complies with local processes to reflect U.S. healthcare regulations and user requirements.
As a result, the consortium received approval for 33 of its psychiatric modules, which is the highest approval rate for psychiatric modules in the U.S. Also, with the "Behavioral Health EHR Incentive Program" bill, which provides incentives to mental hospital, currently up for votes in the U.S., the consortium expects their business will reap more benefits if the legislation passes.
“We are doing our best to export the system to general hospitals, too,” SNUBH President & CEO Jheon Sang-hoon said. “The consortium expects smooth expansion in the U.S. market as the time to build the system is getting shorter, and the excellence of the solution has been objectively verified through JCI certification and ONC-HIT certification.”