By JIRAPAN BOONNOON
Thai hospital software developer iMed expects to take its solutions to the international market next year. The firm will also come out with software solutions designed for seniors’ needs and clinics by the end of this year and expects to support 1,000 medical facilities by the end of 2020.
The firm provides enterprise hospital software solutions based on opensource technology, and includes some 45 hospital management modules, said Pawinee Mahima, CEO of International Medical Software (iMed).
The iMed core products offer a variety of features, such as hospital service flow management, patient information management, online appointments, scheduling and reminders management, electronic medical records, an online payment system, hospitality information system (HIS), personal health records (PHR), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and a tele-consultation system.
The software solutions also come with security, reliability, scalability and flexibility, she said.
“Currently, iMed has some 45 modules, designed for the patient journey, to better engage with patients and understand their individual needs. [They are targeted to] private clinics, from small hospitals to large hospitals, medical schools and medical centres,” said Pawinee.
In particular, iMed software solutions were designed for enterprise hospitals and hospital schools, she added.
“The iMed is also developed and designed to support trending technology, whether it is across platforms, connecting to IoMT devices, payment gateways or Tele consults. It’s able to increase reliability, improve employee effectiveness and efficiency, improves upon business process efficiencies, reduce service times and waiting times, and reduce the cost of paperless workflow,” said the CEO.
“We developed the system on the Cloud platform and with localisation to help healthcare practitioners manage clinical information and patient care services with greater efficiency.” The firm currently counts 45 enterprise hospitals and hospital school using iMed nationwide. It is also planning to expand the business to cover both domestic and international markets.
The firm offers use of its hospital software solutions through licences and through payperuse or software-as-a-service formats. It also helps hospitals to reduce their cost of importing software from the international market.
The firm is now developing software solutions to support clinics and seniors’ lifestyles. Moreover, it is developing localised versions of their software to meet the needs of international markets including Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia for launch next year. iMed will come enter the international market via its local business partners and through joint venture businesses.
“I think there is a huge opportunity to provide our hospital solutions to support international markets, since we have developed software that meets international standards, and has high security, scalability, flexibility and reliability,” said Pawinee.