Selangor Pioneers Integrated Electronic Health Records Under Selangkah

KUALA LUMPUR, 25th November – The Selangor State Government today announced the introduction of Lifetime Digital Health Records and Electronic Medical Records on the Selangkah mobile app that can be operated in 59 hospitals and clinics across the state.

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari, while presenting the state government budget for 2023 in the state legislature, said that the state government will allocate RM1 million to improve existing health record resources in Selangor state health screening program Saring – which can be accessed through the Selangkah app – to create a more “holistic and comprehensive” platform known as Rekod Hayat Selangor (Selangor Life Record).

“The development of the Rekod Hayat Selangor will be carried out in two phases to ensure that the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Lifetime Health Record (LHR) capabilities are seamlessly tuned and incorporated [into the new platform]while also allowing people in Selangor to access their personal health information and prescriptions which the healthcare team can refer to when needed, at any time and across all healthcare facilities (in your pocket, when needed, where needed).

“In addition, as a measure to standardize public health programs on a digitalization platform from 2023, public health programs that have not yet gone through the digitalization process, such as SLIM Selangor and SUKA (Selangor Community Health Volunteers), will be integrated into the Selangkah app,” said Amirudin.

Amirudin said the state government is proud to be “the first state” to develop Selangkah as a comprehensive digital platform to implement health initiatives and programs.

The head of Pakatan Harapan (PH) state administration said the Selangkah app combines public health science, artificial intelligence (AI) technology, machine learning and analytical tools that can systematically manage data, target at-risk groups, facilitate access and improve user and healthcare team experience.

“The Selangkah app has the ability to help the state government formulate public health policy and make evidence-based decisions.

“Since its inception, several health initiatives have been digitized such as Covid-19 screenings, Selvax program, home isolation monitoring and most recently Selangor Saring which was completed on September 11, 2022,” said Amirudin.

Amirudin said the Selangor Saring pilot project – which will continue into next year – received nearly 88,160 requests for various screening tests, with 49,650 lab test results processed and sent via the Selangkah app to Selangor residents who participated in the screening program. health screening.

The same health screening records can also be accessed by health staff at 59 hospitals and clinics in Selangor for referral purposes, making Selangor the first state to pioneer integrated electronic health records in the country, Amirudin said.

Selangor Saring examines three non-communicable diseases (NCDs): heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and hypertension; cancer, including breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate; as well as eye conditions such as nearsightedness (nearsightedness), glaucoma, and retinal disease.

Since the introduction of Selangor Saring in May of this year in all 56 constituencies, the health screening program has received 54,640 registrations and screening requests covering multiple tests, with an attendance rate of 66%.

A total of 45,780 screening coupons were requested, covering physical exams, blood tests, urine tests, as well as tests for cervical cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and eye exams.

“The Selangor Saring program had one of the highest disease detection throughput rates compared to similar programs where we successfully detected 49% of cases that required follow-up actions, consultations and further treatment,” said Amirudin.

“I believe that the Selangor Saring program has achieved impressive performance in large-scale health screening programs of this type in Malaysia. Looking at the outcome of this program, the state government will continue its implementation with allocation of RM1.5 million for Selangor Saring program and RM1 million for Selangor Kanser.”

Selangor Pioneers Integrated Electronic Health Records Under Selangkah

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