PHOTO - (Left to Right) Johnny Chang, Chief Operating Officer, Gloco Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Mohit Pande, SMS&P Director, Microsoft Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 APRIL 2011 - Malaysian IT healthcare solutions firm GLOCO Malaysia has released a new version of its clinic management system optimised for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server, that should offer a more secure and flexible solution, it said.
Security and flexibility of an enterprise-class server platform are among benefits offered by the new version, according to GLOCO Malaysia chief operating officer Johnny Chang. "[Such benefits are] particularly important in developing countries like Malaysia, as managing patient information effectively has become a critical aspect of the healthcare industry. The Ministry of Health has been encouraging healthcare practitioners to consider adopting ICT as a way to ensure that a high quality healthcare system is maintained.
"At GLOCO Malaysia, we understand the importance and responsibilities that come with the healthcare profession," said Chang. "We understand the need to be accurate and error-free in this field. We also understand the pressures faced by doctors, as some of these pressures may indirectly affect these critical responsibilities held by these esteemed professionals.
Focus on crucial responsibilities
"Our understanding and appreciation for all these issues are at the very core of how we design our software," he said. "By using our system, doctors can afford to focus on the more crucial responsibilities of their job - and that is to tend to patients, and to do it with a clear mind. Our role is to take care of the rest and provide an efficient station for doctors to manage their clinic's day-to-day operations. After all, our solutions are designed by doctors, for doctors."
He said other improved functionalities in the new version of the GLOCO Medical application included the enhanced efficiency of the patient record management, human resource management, and an integrated drug inventory management capability (i.e. MIMS Integrated drug database). "All these enhanced features ultimately translate to increased patient care time, reduced health cost, and better quality or delivery of healthcare services to patients."
"Technology providers like GLOCO Malaysia and Microsoft are fully supportive of the Ministry of Health's aspirations, and the launch of the new version of GLOCO Medical serves to underline the fact that both companies are on a parallel path with the Ministry of Health's desire to streamline and automate record keeping in the health industry," said Microsoft Malaysia director of small and medium solutions & partner group, Mohit Pande.
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