Monday, December 12th, 2011

Eclair (developed and support by Sysmex) has lead the evolution of shared electronic patient records for the last 15 years, and Eclair Touch is the latest innovation in the product suite.

The new app enables secure mobile access to patient records held in central Eclair repositories within healthcare organisations, via touch-screen mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, android tablets and smartphones. Sysmex has developed Eclair Touch to meet the growing need for mobility within healthcare - an estimated 30% of clinicians are now using touch-screen mobile devices or similar tablet technology.

Eclair clinical workstations are generally located centrally on the ward, at the nurses' station for example, providing an essential part of the patient-care process in many healthcare organisations. Review and sign-off patient reports is traditionally done using the clinical workstation prior to ward rounds and when clinically necessary. Now, mobile access to the patient record via Eclair Touch benefits clinicians with fast, one - touch access to their patient records, anytime, regardless of their location. Clinical staff can check and accept their patients' reports at the bedside or on the move.
Feedback to date from clinicians that have previewed Eclair Touch has been extremely positive, with many expressing much eagerness to start using Eclair Touch in their clinical environments as soon as possible.

Rob Ticehurst, Principal Pharmacist for Medication Safety at Auckland Hospital, commented on the potential benefits to hospital pharmacists.

“When a patient is admitted to Auckland City Hospital, the pharmacist uses Eclair (TestSafe) to check the medications that have to been dispensed to the patient from community pharmacies. As part of the medicines reconciliation process, the pharmacist prints the medication list from Eclair, and uses this as a source of information when talking to the patient. Although it is excellent having a summary of the dispensing information in Eclair, printing out the paper report to take to the bedside creates one more task for the team. With Eclair Touch, we could eliminate this step and access the medication details we need directly from the mobile device."

After logging-on to Eclair Touch, clinicians are presented with a list of recently viewed patients, or they may use a generic search tool for new patient searches by name or patient identifier. Once the patient is selected, a patient dashboard offers rapid access to the different types of clinical data available in the local Eclair repository, including diagnostic reports, medication lists, visit summaries and other clinical information. The dashboard also provides functionality to order diagnostic tests and procedures and add clinical notes to the patient record.

Security can raise some concerns when considering patient record access on a mobile device, but Sysmex explains that Eclair Touch is connected to a secure mobile website platform. "There's no patient information stored on the device except a temporary cache. User access is authenticated in the same way as it is to the core Eclair web system. A full audit trail of all access and actions is also recorded."

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Sysmex New Zealand

Sysmex specialise in the development of integrated eHealth solutions and are committed to their vision of shaping the advancement of healthcare through technology. 

Sysmex eHealth solutions include our laboratory suite: Delphic LIS plus workarea managers - Delphic AP, Delphic Haematology and Delphic Micro. Complementing the laboratory products is the Clinical Data Repository (CDR), Eclair which integrates diagnostic patient data from labs, radiology, and pharmacy systems plus other clinical information sources.

Sysmex eHealth solutions can be found in leading healthcare organisations throughout Australasia, USA, Canada, Thailand, United Kingdom and Europe. Healthcare providers using Sysmex soltuions have streamlined their workflows to suit the clinical needs of the organisations, ultimately enabling the provision of better, patient-centred care.


Sysmex New Zealand is a subsidiary of Sysmex Corporation of Japan.

Deborah Steele
P: 0064 9 6390485


Eclair Touch; mHealth; mobile patient record, Eclaair CDR,


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