BT is providing healthcare IT consultancy services to the General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University in China.
The company is helping design a centralised IT platform in the first win of its type in this nation. This centralised IT platform will bring together the disparate systems of Ningxia Medical University that runs 27 hospitals across Ningxia, Inner Mongolia and Shaanxi provinces.
This healthcare group is currently investing significantly in developing this centralised IT platform in order to secure its position as a leading technologically advanced hospital in China.
The Ningxia Medical University recognises that its growth is directly related to a comprehensive, unified and advanced data system for patients and staff at its numerous hospitals and thus turned to BT to address this requirement.
"A comprehensive, unified and advanced data system for patients and staff at our numerous hospitals is essential to our growth. The new IT platform is of critical importance to our ambitious expansion plans," said Yang Yinxue, chief executive officer of Ningxia General Hospital.
Ideal strategic partner
Ningxia General Hospital sees BT as an ideal strategic partner due to the company's local team, global experience and its unique capabilities.
BT established its Asia Pacific Health Practice in 2012 to target the rapidly expanding health IT market in the region and has already landed several health IT businesses across Asia Pacific, including clinical safety management consultancy and electronic health records work.
The hospital group expects that this long-term partnership will help build Ningxia General Hospital into a brand new and world-class digital hospital.
Using electronic medical record (EMR) system improves efficiency of practices and hospitals and this new platform will host the EMR used at Ningxia General Hospital as well as across its network of regional hospitals.
"The health IT market is undergoing a transformation everywhere in the world. In China, the issue of health provision is being addressed by the national government and will be a priority over the coming five years," said Eliza Kwok, managing director, BT China. "At BT, we are pleased to be able to play an active part in the development of new and innovative solutions that support the delivery of modern healthcare."