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WTT in Hong Kong first through AWS medical cloud migration

WTT in Hong Kong first through AWS medical cloud migration

System is expected to commence service by the first quarter of 2019

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WTT is set to collaborate with System Aid Medical Services (SAM) in a bid to migrate its Hong Kong Medical Association (HKMA) Clinic Management System (CMS) onto Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Headquartered in Hong Kong, WTT operates as an advanced consulting partner with deep expertise in AWS technologies.

Expected to commence service during the first quarter of 2019, the migration to AWS aims to speed up the system’s operations from administration, clinical management to finance management on a secure cloud computing environment, facilitating a more secure way to access the government’s electronic medical records over traditional on-premise IT infrastructure.

The use of data analytics to track and analyse medical histories aids the work of doctors in faster and more accurate diagnosis and dosage decision for patients.

The system will also provide doctors a platform for useful real-time information sharing.

“AWS is delighted to partner with WTT and SAM for Hong Kong’s first AWS Cloud-based Clinic Management System (CMS), with WTT as one of the important consulting partners we work with in Hong Kong market,” said David Yeh, general manager of ecosystem partners, AWS Greater China Region.

"AWS is thrilled to support SAM’s CMS with one of the world’s most reliable, secure, and scalable cloud services, designed to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare industry.

"By leveraging AWS’s superb and reliable cloud technology, the system can build a big data lake of diagnosis and prescription records, creating the foundation for insights to help doctors make more effective dosage decision, or to identify and predict health trends."

In many respects, SAM is considered a pioneer in Hong Kong in regards to CMS cloud adoption, being the first to introduce such a system.

Clinicians will now be able to leverage the computing power of AWS and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to better serve patients.

Furthermore, the intelligent and serverless next-generation clinical management system is also aligned to the government’s Smart City goal.

“SAM’s CMS enriches clinical management with a pragmatic AI approach by sharing data insight in a dependable cloud environment,” said Wilson Yeung, general manager of SAM.

“The journey begins today to assist doctors with optimum prescription dosage, which will be extended in the future to helping patients manage clinic waiting time, and communication of infectious disease occurrences among clinics.

"More opportunities will be discovered and made possible on AWS platform."

While there are around a thousand private clinics in Hong Kong which adopt a clinic management system, over 200 are using SAM’s HKMA CMS.

Furthermore, the roadmap for SAM’s HKMA CMS is expected to be extended to cover Chinese medicine, dental, physiotherapy and psychology clinics. SAM also foresees a doubling of its market share in the next 12 months due in part because of the migration to AWS.

As an accredited professional AWS cloud enablement services provider, WTT built the AWS cloud infrastructure for the HKMA CMS to enhance the architectural and DevOps environment for big data and AI implementation.

This next-generation platform aims to reshape private clinics sector which makes real-time analytic possible in a secure cloud environment supported by WTT’s network connection.

The huge benefits of cloud adoption for clinics will soon reflect in Hong Kong, a smart city facing a rapidly ageing population and heavier reliance on healthcare services.

Furthermore, fewer than 10 per cent out of the 10,000 partners in the AWS advanced partner network (APN) have achieved the ‘advanced’ designation.

In Hong Kong, WTT is one of the only five local active players in the top tier of AWS Partner Network Program.

“WTT achieved the Advanced Consulting Partner status in just nine months with a speedy transformation from a technology partner to this higher level status owing to our commitment and strong expertise in cloud business,” said Doris Chan, vice president of product of WTT HK.

“WTT’s end-to-end AWS cloud services are empowered by our full-suite ICT services ranging from high-speed broadband, data centre to managed services and more.

"Achieving ‘AWS 50 Certified’ and progressing towards ‘AWS 100 Certified’ further strengthens WTT’s cloud offerings and enables us to provide sizeable and scalable cloud support to a huge pool of doctors, and enterprise customers across sectors.

"This healthcare project fully demonstrates our mission to align with HKSAR in building a Smart City and allowing SMEs to enjoy the benefits of cloud adoption, with substantial contribution to the technological efficiency of Hong Kong’s private clinics."


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