Columbia Asia Referral Hospital - overview
Columbia Asia Referral Hospital Yeshwanthpur is a 200-bed facility located at Gateway Center in Yeshwanthpur, a district in Northwest Bangalore. The hospital opened in 2008 and provides comprehensive tertiary-level services, such as cardiac operations, orthopedics and neuroscience, as well as secondary-level medical care.
International Patient Services at Columbia AsiaColumbia Asia Hospitals recognizes that International Patients have special needs and require special attention for their treatments outside their country of origin. In order to provide a highly specialized and personalized service, Columbia Asia offers seamless and holistic service support of world-class quality. Our end-to-end service includes assistance -all the way from choosing a particular Columbia Asia Center or doctors within a specialty, to post discharge recuperative support and guidance.
Internationally designed Modular Operation TheatresOperating theatres at Columbia Asia are designed to conform to international accepted ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning) Standards. All Major Operating rooms and delivery suites are installed with Hepa Filter and laminar flow system. All major OR’s are installed with active scavenging system in accordance to international standards.
Electronic Medical Records system (EMRD)Columbia Asia provides fully digitized data to the patients and to its stakeholders (TPAs, direct clients, physicians). EMRD ensures total online reporting for pathological tests, digitized radiology, picture archiving (PACS) capability, online authorizations, paperless patient records, digitized patient signature on the final bills, privileged access to the provisional bills, case history and relevant case sheets during the patient stay in the hospital. All this ensures total transparency and expeditious processing of the payment claims.
Yearly Credentialling and auditing for all medical personnelColumbia Asia has instituted a policy of self-check and internal appraisal for its medical and para-medical personnel through their periodic credentialing and assessment by its Medical Practices Committee. The criteria of assessment are parameters like hours of trainings attended, CME- hours attended, case discussions, patient testimonials, etc . This ensures highest level of clinical acumen, knowledge of the latest clinical developments and continuous education for its medical personnel.
Transparency and standardization in pricingOne of the key differentiators at Columbia Asia hospitals is the assurance of transparent, fair and standardized pricing structure to its customers, clients and stakeholders. Columbia Asia realizes that unethical business practices such as discriminatory pricing plagues and bleeds the healthcare delivery.
For this reason Columbia Asia has institutionalized internal checks and mechanisms like
- Uniform service charges across the bed categories, ensures standardized undifferentiated prices
- Doctors sharing structure discourages unjustified high-cost surgeries