Its has been sooo long since updating the blog and one of the reasons why is that I have been very busy with my group mates @ Singapore Polytechnic developing our Final Year Project called PEN 21, a document management system for hospitals. We just showcased it @ spinnovex from thurs till yesterday.

I would have to thank Soon Bing, Kevin and Fazli for seeing this project through together with me. We may have our ups and downs in the process, but without each and everyone playing a role in this, it would not have been possible. Also, I would like to thank everyone at DMIT especially Mr Tan Hu Shien our project supervisor.

Even if our system does not get implemented, we seriously hope the guys at software houses like SAP and Microsoft (whom organises the imagine cup we took part in) will seriously rethink how enterprise systems should be. I was horrified at the system NUH paid SAP to implement. It was text boxes after text boxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes after textboxes.

The best part is that we heard that the new EHR system the government will be implementing is going to be similar to what the SAP systems has for an interface. Our government is really on the cutting edge i would say…….

The response we got from the industry folks we met during spinnovex from companies such as Sun, A Star, Changi General Hospital, Hitachi, etc. are very very encouraging and positive and we are happy many many people see great potential in us changing the face of the enterprise information systems market.

So shown below is a video preview it :D

PEN21 is a project created with an intuitive, easy to use interface, leveraging the latest Microsoft Windows® Tablet and Touch technology to keep medical professionals as comfortable with it as if they are using traditional paper records. The doctor is able to add multimedia rich documents, and be able to make annotations on them using his PEN21 tablet PC, which is then automatically synced with a central server at the earliest possible time. PEN21′s support for rich media complements the doctor’s note-taking, and allows better subsequent recall and understanding of past consultation sessions.