Zi.Care’s Technology Aims to Alleviate Current Healthcare System Inefficiencies by Expanding EMR Adoptions in Indonesia
JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 14 September 2021 - Indonesia, the world's fourth most population-dense nation, has recorded more
than 3.5 million cases of Covid-19 as of September 2021 and has become the
global epicentre of the pandemic. With limited testing and tracing capabilities
in Indonesia as well as no government funded testing system in place, the real
number of Covid-19 cases are without a doubt far higher than what has been
recorded. To substantiate this, close to 30% of all Covid-19 tests done
throughout Indonesia have tested positive, painting a very dire and serious
The chaos introduced by Covid-19 has left
the already-strained hospitals overwhelmed and understaffed, while its
pharmacies struggle to cope with the rising demand for medication and
healthcare. Prior to Covid-19, Indonesia's fragile healthcare system failed to
match the standards of its neighbouring countries. The World Bank highlighted
the mere 1.2 hospital beds per 1,000 patients, almost two-thirds of Malaysia's
1.9 and half of Singapore's 2.4 beds respectively.
As such, the Indonesian government's health
budget for 2021 has doubled since January, now standing at a whopping USD 1.34
billion. Such efforts are aimed to target the insufficient hospital resources
and depleting medical supplies while strengthening the fragile medical supply
chains within Indonesia.
Indeed, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated
Indonesia's desperate need for innovative solutions as its current
inefficiencies and inadequacies in the healthcare system are becoming more and
more exposed. Indonesia now has no choice but to pivot to a digitalized way of
working in order to manage the spread of Covid-19 and deliver a higher quality
of healthcare to the people of Indonesia. In a country that has only 0.4
doctors per 1,000 people, and a population of almost 300 million spread over
6,000 inhabited islands, digital healthcare services are a necessary and
crucial solution to making healthcare accessible to everyone and as a tool for
healthcare facilities to manage their ever-growing pressure on their facilities
and people. The pandemic has highlighted the value of digital healthcare solutions
that can be brought to patients – shortening waiting times, tackling
overcrowding in waiting rooms and minimising trips to the hospital. This in
turn would speed up the efficiency of processes in hospitals.
Zi.Care is strategically and uniquely positioned
to effectively strengthen the foundations of Indonesia's public healthcare
system. Their adoption of Cloud-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and
Electronic Health Records (EHR) aims to digitalize all hospital information
systems and present an opportunity to revolutionise the way hospitals store
data, operate, manage, and deliver treatments to patients. Additionally,
Zi.Care's development of patient applications and health passports likely hints
at the success of Indonesia's future medical system.
Providing Indonesian citizens with access
to medical services and health data through a mere screen at their fingertips,
Zi.Care is poised perfectly to change Indonesia's quality and service of
healthcare for the better. Zi.Care could thus well and truly be the catalyst
for change to Indonesia's stubborn and struggling medical system. Catapulting
Indonesia from where it is to where it should be across a global stage.
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Zi.care, launched in 2017, was created to
alleviate the inefficiencies identified in the current healthcare system. With
its expertise in healthcare technologies, it aims to provide a unique
healthcare experience for all its' users to revolutionise healthcare.