“Korean hospital information system,” which was developed entirely with domestic technology, has pushed into the medically advanced U.S. market.
Seoul National University Bundang Hospital announced on December 26 that its consortium comprising with SK Telecom and EasyCare Tech clinched a US$20 million (24.03 billion won) deal with Aurora Behavioral Healthcare of the U.S. to establish set up the hospital information system “Bestcare 2.0” in the group’s 14 hospitals.
Aurora was established as a psychiatric hospital group in Corona, California, in 2000. The group currently has 14 hospitals in the main regions of the U.S., such as California, Texas, Arizona and Chicago. It visited Seoul National University Bundang Hospital to conduct a due diligence for the system in September and agreed a contract. Then, Aurora signed a formal contract on December 23.
The consortium led by Seoul National University Bundang Hospital said that it plans to modify the Bestcare 2.0 for the U.S. market, build it in all hospitals under the Aurora Group and expand the business to other hospitals in the U.S. in the future.
The consortium won a 70 billion won (US$58.26 million) deal in 2014 to establish the hospital information system in six hospitals of the Ministry of National Guard in Saudi Arabia, and recently completed the project with success.
Based on such accomplishment, the consortium has been advancing the existing system with inward investment in the last two years and making various efforts to tap into the U.S. market. Its system has become the world’s first system, which was developed in a country other than the U.S., that passed all categories of “ONC-HIT” program, which is the certification standards of the U.S. federal government.