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Telstra health expands Asia presence

26 August 2015 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau

Telstra health expands Asia presence

Singapore: Australia's largest telecommunication and technology company, Telstra health, announced several key contract wins and implementations of hospital electronic medical record systems in Malaysia and Thailand, adding to its existing customer base in Asia and its established offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia and India.

Telstra provides cloud based solutions for key challenges in healthcare by integrating leading eHealth solutions, such as the CloudMed Arcus Hospital Information System (Arcus), which is an integrated patient care system that provides hospital networks spreading over multiple locations with a single medical record.

Currently, Sunway Medical Centre group, Penang Adventist Hospital group and Tung Shin Hospital's Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine wings in Malaysia, Khon Kaen University Hospital in Thailand have implemented Arcus through a distributor.

Mr Jim Flynt, managing director of Telstra Health's CloudMed subsidiary and General Manager of Health Applications, said, "Our Arcus product is designed to make it easier for doctors, nurses and pharmacists to treat patients, reducing the amount of time spent on paperwork and freeing up time to spend on what they do best - caring for patients."

He further said, "While Australia remains our primary focus, the expansion into Asia marks an important milestone in the continued development of Telstra Health as we become a global health business. Many of the pain points in Australia - such as the need to digitalise and automate complex processes and share information in real time - are the same for healthcare sectors around the world."

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