Samsung Medical Center in South Korea achieved the highest score globally in the world HIMSS Digital Health Index.
Launched in 2020, DHI measures a health organization’s progress in building a digital health ecosystem in four dimensions: governance and workforce, predictive analytics, interoperability, and health by empowering people.
The hospital scored 365/400 for DHI.
why does it matter
Through the evaluation, SMC was able to identify and resolve several interoperability issues by launching a real-time dashboard called the DOCC PAN System.
“Now, our care teams can directly examine patients’ conditions in real time and respond to events appropriately without communication interruptions,” said Jong Soo Choi, Ph.D., project leader for DHI assessment at SMC.
SMC’s Visual ARS is a prime example of healthy people. “When a patient calls the hospital, they are automatically directed to the Visible ARS. From there, they can make appointments and get health care information via their cell phone,” Choi explained.
Soon, SMC plans to launch a systemic platform that connects all dimensions of DHI in order to “increase the adoption rate goal for each maturity model and [which] It can provide individual patient information to caregivers accurately and intuitively,” Choi also shared.
The biggest trend
While the hospital scored highest (98%-99%) in each of the four indicators, there were still areas where SMC said it fell short of its own expectations; It is now working to improve in these areas while meeting the requirements of various digital maturity model (HIMSS) assessments.
In the area of interoperability, for example, changes to achieve Phase 7 of the Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) and Community Care Outcomes Maturity Model (C-COM) will complement changes to improve interoperability—specifically the interoperable interchange of social determinants of health data and direct integration of health data. Laboratory and instrumentation with electronic patient records.
Its bid for C-COM accreditation will also support improvements in its management and workforce capacity, particularly having the digital tools to support SDOH.
Efforts to validate the Continuity of Care Maturity Model will help increase the person-enabled health outcome. This includes providing chronic disease patients with access to digital tools and software and using predictive analytics to track population health and SDOH outcomes.
Finally, it intends to increase its predictive analytics capability, specifically in producing health outcome analytics to inform personalized care strategies, by working on its analytics maturity adoption model.
SMC has outgrown it Hong Kong Hospital Authority in DHI, which also scored significantly high at 358/400. Early last year, another hospital in South Korea, Korea Annam University HospitalIt also underwent a DHI assessment and scored 308/400.
Indonesian Hospital Association or Percy It is looking to partner with a local hospital to be evaluated for DHI as part of its three-year collaboration with HIMSS, which began in October last year.
in Australia , Queensland Government Leveraged HIMSS to assess the progress of the digital health ecosystem in its hospitals and health services.
On the record
“Samsung Medical Center’s highest HIMSS DHI score in the world results from the hospital’s efforts to implement global, high-tech intelligence as part of our digital transformation. Without stopping at this better score, we will continue to participate in the measurement tools introduced by HIMSS, such as the Phase 7 Electronic Medical Record Accreditation Model and the Adopt digital imaging, to implement digital health and maximize DHI outcomes. From HIMSS’s evaluation of DHI, SMC has established a future roadmap for digital health with an objective understanding of our current maturity,” commented Professor Wonchul Cha, MD, CMIO and Director of the SMC Center for Digital Innovation.
“As one of the leading advanced smart hospitals around the world, SMC has continuously invested in improving our own digital system and transforming the digital health ecosystem around the world. Today, SMC has gradually developed an optimized medical system for personalizing treatment and care, using Professor Myung Hye Sun, said. MD, chair of the advisory committee in the SMC Center for Digital Health Transformation Predictive analytics build on patient-generated data and empower patients with autonomy.
“By completing the DHI assessment, SMC has learned that there is still room for improvement in every dimension for a better patient journey at SMC. For example, SMS is committed to improving our interoperability and ensuring a smooth flow of data and services for not only teams of physicians and health providers but For patients and users in general,” shared Prof. Mira Kang, MD, Deputy Director of the SMC Digital Innovation Center.