TXP Medical's Malaysian Project Selected for the "Third ASEAN-Japan Asian DX Promotion Project" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
TXP Medical Co. Ltd. (hereinafter "TXP Medical"), which provides the emergency medical data platform NEXT Stage ER, has been selected for the "Third Asian DX Promotion Project in ASEAN-Japan," for which the Japan External Trade Organization (hereinafter referred to as "JETRO") serves as the secretariat for its "DX Demonstration Project in Emergency Medicine at Tertiary Care Hospitals in Malaysia".(Contract period: August 2022 - January 2024)
The adopted project this time is a project to provide the NEXT Stage ER, a data platform for emergency departments, and NSER mobile, an information entry and information sharing support system for emergency teams and customize for the local market. The project targets multiple tertiary care facilities in Malaysia, with a focus on three hospitals in Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital, Malayan National University Hospital, and University Malaya Medical Center. The project aims to improve the quality of emergency care operations by providing DX from pre-hospital emergency care to hospital care in one integrated system.
In Malaysia, DX is gaining momentum in society as a whole, but progress has been slow in the environment surrounding emergency medical services. The Medical Emergency Coordination Center, an organization under the Ministry of Health that manages emergency calls and ambulance dispatches, receives emergency patient information from the patient side via telephone and passes the information to the destination hospital via paper, radio, and transceivers.
In addition to the issue of delayed DX, emergency medical services in Malaysia are extremely busy compared to those in Japan. In Malaysia, patients are increasingly concentrated in tertiary care facilities, and the number of emergency patients transported to each tertiary care facility is extremely high. Hospital Kuala Lumpur, a public tertiary care facility in Kuala Lumpur, is said to receive 15,000 to 20,000 emergency patients per year, more than any other hospital in Japan that receives the most emergency patients.
In this extremely busy prehospital emergency care and hospital care environment, medical staff are constantly occupied with complicated documentation tasks due to non-digitalized operations, preventing them from efficiently utilizing emergency care resources. Even in such paper-based operations, the need to accumulate and analyze medical data and utilize it for medical research and hospital management is increasing year by year. In line with this growing need, the workload for inputting emergency medical records from paper to PCs is similarly enormous, and it can be said that efficient data collection is not being achieved.
Under these circumstances, TXP Medical is promoting the digitization of the entire emergency medical operation with NEXT Stage ER and NSER mobile. This project aims to reduce the workload of emergency medical operations in Malaysia by promoting DX, and to improve the quality of emergency medical care by streamlining the coordination of information related to emergency medical care and using the collected data.
TXP Medical has been selected for the "ASEAN-Japan Asian DX Promotion Project," which is entrusted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the ASEAN-Japan Economic and Industrial Cooperation Committee (AMEICC), and the Association for Overseas Industrial Human Resources Development (AOTS). JETRO will serve as the secretariat of the project, and will support the public solicitation, adoption, and implementation of the project. The purpose of this program is to promote social implementation of digital innovation and strengthen economic and industrial cooperation between Japan and ASEAN by providing partial subsidies for demonstration projects that use digital technology to solve economic and social issues in ASEAN and Japan, and by implementing demonstration projects through collaboration between Japanese and local companies.