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Healthc Inform Res. 2010 Sep;16(3):191-7. doi: 10.4258/hir.2010.16.3.191. Epub 2010 Sep 30.

Asan medical information system for healthcare quality improvement.

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  • 1Medical Information-Administration Team, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.



This purpose of this paper is to introduce the status of the Asan Medical Center (AMC) medical information system with respect to healthcare quality improvement.


Asan Medical Information System (AMIS) is projected to become a completely electronic and digital information hospital. AMIS has played a role in improving the health care quality based on the following measures: safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, privacy, and security.


AMIS CONSISTED OF SEVERAL DISTINCTIVE SYSTEMS: order communication system, electronic medical record, picture archiving communication system, clinical research information system, data warehouse, enterprise resource planning, IT service management system, and disaster recovery system. The most distinctive features of AMIS were the high alert-medication recognition & management system, the integrated and severity stratified alert system, the integrated patient monitoring system, the perioperative diabetic care monitoring and support system, and the clinical indicator management system.


AMIS provides IT services for AMC, 7 affiliated hospitals and over 5,000 partners clinics, and was developed to improve healthcare services. The current challenge of AMIS is standard and interoperability. A global health IT strategy is needed to get through the current challenges and to provide new services as needed.


Clinical Decision Support Systems; Electronic Medical Record; Hospital Information Systems; Quality of Health Care

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