National Skin Centre's medical records system wins Asia-Pacific accolade

In 2011, the National Skin Centre also set up an online portal for patients to have access to their medical history, including dates of visits, medication history, and allergies. PHOTO: NATIONAL SKIN CENTRE
In 2011, the National Skin Centre also set up an online portal for patients to have access to their medical history, including dates of visits, medication history, and allergies. PHOTO: NATIONAL SKIN CENTRE

The National Skin Centre's (NSC) electronic system of medical record-keeping has been recognised as one of the most advanced in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Asia Pacific, which collects and analyses health-related IT data, announced on Monday that the NSC had achieved Stage 6 of the Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.

There are seven stages in the model, with the seventh being the most advanced. NSC is the first and only primary outpatient care facility in Asia Pacific to reach Stage 6.

Director of NSC Professor Roy Chan said: "By harnessing innovative IT systems, we are able to raise our standards of medical service and increase our efficacy in patient care."

The NSC is a member of the National Healthcare Group.

Launched in March 2004, NSC's system allows patients to perform tasks like registration and booking appointments electronically. It also allows real-time monitoring of waiting times and patient loads.

In 2011, NSC also set up an online portal for patients to have access to their medical history, including dates of visits, medication history, and allergies.