New IT System to Assist in Palliative Care Provision



KUALA LUMPUR, August 26, 2014 - Thirty (30) units of Samsung GALAXY Tab S and thirty (30) units of YES Broadband Huddles were donated to Hospis Malaysia in an official handover ceremony at Hospis Malaysia's centre in Cheras to upgrade its patient management system. The new system aims to improve the quality of patient care and ease the process of auditing and research for the organisation. The ceremony was attended by Lee Dong Yong, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn. Bhd., Wing K. Lee, CEO, YTL Communications and Dr Ednin Hamzah, CEO and Medical Director of Hospis Malaysia.

Earlier this year, Hospis Malaysia developed a web-based enterprise application to upgrade its patient management system called "Hospis Malaysia Management System". The upgrade from recording patient data and assessments on paper files to having a synchronised programme that can be accessed instantly by each member of the clinical team is another step towards improving the quality of patient care provision. The newly developed web-based system accessed with the Samsung GALAXY Tab S enables better documentation, easier tracking of patient information and ultimately improves efficiency of patient care.

"We are very pleased to be in collaboration with Hospis Malaysia, being able to support in providing our devices to facilitate convenience, mobility and efficiency of daily work routines," said Lee Dong Yong, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn. Bhd.

"Having a nationwide 4G footprint in Malaysia, we are uniquely qualified to power the next generation of digital healthcare in the country. The Huddle makes an excellent mobile companion for the Samsung GALAXY Tab S so that Hospis Malaysia staff members can access Internet on the move. We hope that through our contribution, medical doctors and nurses at Hospis Malaysia can update patient information on-the-go to improve palliative care," said Wing K. Lee, Chief Executive Officer, YTL Communications.

"This paperless system also enables instant communication between members of the clinical team to ensure a quick turnaround with referrals, medications, reporting and auditing of patient cases. The support received from Samsung Malaysia and YTL Communications will certainly enhance the management of our patient information," said Tham Su Ming, General Manager of Hospis Malaysia.

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About Hospis Malaysia
Established in 1991, Hospis Malaysia is a charitable organisation that offers professional palliative care to patients suffering from life-limiting illness. Care extended by Hospis Malaysia transcends age, gender, culture, religion and social standing and is offered free-of-charge.

It is not affiliated with any political, religious, governmental or private groups, and depend almost entirely on individual and corporate support as its source of funds. In recent years, Hospis Malaysia has established itself as a key provider of training and education on palliative care in the region, and has become a strong advocate for greater accessibility to this area of medical specialty in the country.

It also collaborates closely with the World Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA), to focus on advancing palliative care programs, education, research and policies to further the cause of palliative care globally. In turn, the WPCA works closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that palliative care, which is already part of the WHO definition of "Universal Health Care" becomes fully integrated into every country's health care system. For more information, please visit www.hospismalaysia.com

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

About YTL Communications
YTL Communications Sdn Bhd (793634-V) is a global frontrunner in mobile 4G and is the first mobile operator in Malaysia to bring the worlds of mobile Internet and telephony together in one converged service under the brand of Yes. With 85% population coverage in Malaysia with full domestic and international telephony interconnect; it is one of the most innovative 4G networks in the world. Since its launch in November 2010, YTL Communications has picked up several highly acclaimed awards for its service innovation and contributions to the industry - namely the Broadband InfoVision Awards under the 'Best New Service' category in 2011 and 'Best Broadband Cloud' category in 2013, Frost & Sullivan's 'Most Innovative Service Provider of the Year 2012' and 'Most Promising Telecom Service Provider of the Year 2013', 'Best Enterprise Cloud Offering' at the 2014 Telecoms.com Award and most recently, 2014 Telecom Asia Award for the 'Most Innovative Partnership Strategy'. For more information please visit www.yes.my.