Netherlands-based Royal Philips is expanding Tasy, its next-generation electronic medical record (EMR) solution, into the European market. The introduction is being marked with an agreement signed with KrankenHaus Düren, based in Düren, Germany. Together with the public hospital, Philips will co-design and pilot Tasy, enterprise wide. The 450-bed institution treats 70,000 patients per year.

Philips already has a successful position in the Latin American EMR market with about 1,000 installations at healthcare providers in Brazil and Mexico. Tasy, a Best in KLAS award winner, has helped eight hospitals in Brazil receive EMR Adoption Model Stage 6 certification from HIMSS Analytics, meaning the hospitals are near-paperless and are driving integration, security, and analytics to optimize patient care.

Traditional EMRs typically contain standard medical and clinical data about a patient. They were originally designed to use this information for administrative tasks such as billing. Philips Tasy takes a different approach and is developed to streamline workflows and optimize patient care. It offers a single integrated platform and database to enable centralized management of all medical, organizational, and administrative processes. These range from patient care to inventory and supply management, revenue cycle management, and financial reporting. Other processes Tasy covers are bed management and the scheduling of rooms and the right staff for appointments and medical procedures. It also adds to patient safety by featuring scientifically established protocols and advanced algorithms for rapid detection of sepsis and infections.

“We are excited to enter the European market with an innovative EMR solution that takes a more seamless approach to managing care and solves many of the challenges of traditional solutions,” says Yair Briman, business leader of healthcare informatics at Philips. “The single platform allows for standardization of processes across the hospital with anytime, anywhere access to big data analytics. This will enable advanced real-time risk assessment and decision making, helping to continuously improve safety and patient outcomes.”

“In Germany, there is a clear need for a new generation of hospital information management solutions that actively involves patients and supports clinical and administrative decision-making,” says Gereon Blum, CEO of Krankenhaus Düren. “In order to streamline both clinical and non-clinical tasks we need to give everyone access to the same consistent data in real time. A patient-centric solution like Tasy aims to capture data, to aggregate and share relevant patient information, allowing better collaboration and faster coordination among medical professionals, for better and safer patient care within all the medical disciplines.” 

In Germany, Tasy will be implemented as both a web and cloud-based system. It is based on HTML5 and is fully mobile.

Tasy is not available in the United States.

For more information, visit Philips.