Underlying all these is the hospital's commitment to embracing "innovations in healthcare for an unforgettable healing experience."
Introducing innovation into the health system is directed at enhancing clinical effectiveness, and this is what Dr Ana Maria Y Jimenez, Director of Quality at AHMC, holds on to when they first adopted UpToDate in 2018. UpToDate has since played a crucial role in the hospital's journey toward institutionalizing clinical effectiveness.
Critical to healthcare quality and safety, clinical effectiveness ensures patients' total healthcare experience remains the primary priority. "It means being able to achieve optimum processes and outcomes of care for patients," she explains. "This can be done through the application of best knowledge that is derived from up-to-date evidence. In other words, clinical effectiveness is using evidence to improve the effectiveness of clinical practice and service delivery."
UpToDate is updated daily following a continual comprehensive review of peer-reviewed journals, clinical databases, and other resources, by more than 7,100 world-renowned physician authors and editors. This "breathtaking flood of information," as described by Dr Jimenez, is "very useful" to address the main challenge faced by Asian Hospital in its quest for an enhanced clinical effectiveness program.