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Adopted EMR system in Oct. 2004.
Successful EMR adoption case in Korea’s largest hospital.
Successful transition from conventional paper chart management system to 100% chartless EMR system.
Revenue from Hospital Information, “More than Expected”

Return on investment occurs within 2 years of EMR adoption - Reduction of immaterial costs
U.S. Heart Clinic Saved 5 Million Dollars in 9 Months
The First Hospital Information Seminar held by HER-Based Technical Development Center


An opinion that medical information in hospitals offers a viable advantage in medical treatment and business administration has been raised.

In the First Hospital Information Seminar held by the HER-Based Technical Development Center of the Ministry of Health & Welfare (MOHW) at Marriott Hotel on 24th of last month, speakers said that “medical information in hospitals are successful in terms of return on investment.”

In the seminar at which more than 200 medical information managers are present, Professor Seo Jung Wook (Electrical Health Record Center, Seoul National University Hospital) said that “Based on the return-on-investment analysis since the adoption of ezCaretech’s EMR (electrical medical record) system in last October, revenue occurs in 2 years after EMR adoption considering cost reduction only.”

“If we consider the immaterial opportunity cost, including improved hospital management, patient satisfaction and prevention of medical accidents,” he added, “a much larger return on investment can occur.”

The medical information case study of a heart clinic (88 hospital beds) in Indiana, U.S. also showed that satisfaction with medical services more than doubled, average days of hospitalization decreased by 50% and drug side reactions were reduced 88% with the adoption of a hospital information system. Since the opening in 2002, this clinic has saved 4 million dollars’ cost, excluding the opportunity cost, in 9 months.

Professor Seo mentioned that “We held this seminar to improve recognition on hospital information. We will strive for hospital information by embodying and systemizing the immaterial values of electrical medical record and electrical health record.”
<Daily Bosa, Mar. 25, 2005>