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New EMR System Boosts Operational Performance for Enhanced Medical Service

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Executive Summary

Inje University's Paik Hospital is a leading non-profit healthcare group in Korea. While many hospitals were aggressively changing from mainframe to heterogeneous distributed environments including UNIX and Oracle, Inje University's Paik Hospital promoted effective investments to standardize its entire environment with Microsoft technologies. They wanted to implement a new generation of EMR systems to standardize its medical information and improve the overall quality of its medical service. This meant to reduce treatment time and prescription errors. Sanggye Paik Hospital, a hospital of the Inje University's Paik Hospital group, was the first to complete development of the EMR system. The system was subsequently deployed to other hospitals in the group. The EMR systems based on SQL Server 2005 and 2008 have begun operations in Sanggye Paik Hospital and Pusan Paik Hospital respectively, garnering positive feedback for enhanced data performance and convenience. With a wealth of data and information consolidated in the EMR system, business users now have ease in gathering and analyzing relevant information useful to improving the quality of medical service. As a result, the data demands of business users have quickly increased. The hospital is satisfied in various aspects of the solution. They have also not experienced any business problems due to database failure or any extra burden in terms of maintenance costs. It has been easy to operate.

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