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SEHA Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) is saving thousands of dollars a month by making it easier for providers to avoid payment denials from insurance companies. SEHA added detailed alerts to its Cerner-supported electronic health record, and from July 2015 through June 2016 the health system comprised of 2,723 inpatient beds in 12 hospitals and over 65 outpatient clinics saw proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and other medication denial costs drop by an estimated AED 2,820,000 (equivalent to about $767,000 USD).
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Cerner has worked intensely with MOHAP to implement health IT solutions based on the unified Cerner Millennium® EHR, align IT services with industry best practices and establish an award-winning online patient portal.
His Excellency Awad Al Ketbi, assistant undersecretary of the Support Services Sector, MOHAP, shared, “We renewed our agreement with Cerner to create an integrated national platform, enable the smooth exchange of health information, develop a uniform level of care across all Ministry facilities and work toward the improved delivery of health care throughout our state."
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“The people of Qatar are fortunate to have this type of system,” said Dr. Ali Al Sanousi, executive chief medical information officer, HMC. “Having a longitudinal, nationwide implementation will definitely foster healthcare and improve outcomes, patient care, academic training and medical research.”
“Adopting technology to serve our patients and facilitate care delivery at all levels is one of the top goals of KFSH&RC,” said Osama Alswailem, M.D., M.A., chief information officer. “Achieving the HIMSS Stage 7 Ambulatory Award is formal recognition by one of the most recognized and respected organizations in health informatics of our success towards this goal.”
The 11th annual Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards is the IT event of the year for the regional technology community and recognizes the outstanding work that has been carried out in the Middle East enterprise market over the past 12 months. With awards for world-class projects and implementations, leading vendor contributions, and outstanding individual efforts, the Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards is considered one the most prestigious IT industry awards in the Middle East.
The awards were presented on October 19 at a gala dinner in Dubai, UAE. More than 300 leading technology professionals attended the ceremony, providing a networking and business development opportunity as well as a platform to honor the industry’s top performers. This year’s Awards featured 15 categories which recognized the successful deployments carried out by end-users from a number of vertical sectors and the leading vendors in a variety of enterprise segments.
One of this year’s Award categories was the ‘Healthcare Implementation of the Year’. The nominations were for healthcare organizations which met the needs of the growing population in the Middle East using IT solutions to improve reach and delivery of care for patients.
Out of the five shortlisted healthcare organizations for the ‘Healthcare Implementation of the Year’ Award category, four were Cerner clients. Cerner Middle East prepared a case study and submitted an award nomination for each client based on their submissions for the Cerner Achievement and Innovation Awards 2015 at the Middle East Regional User Group Meeting that took place earlier this year.
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health, was the winner of this category based on their SBAR nursing handover project that has delivered great benefits to patients and healthcare professionals.
Sandra Lovering, DHCs, RN, CTN-A, executive director of Nursing Affairs at Cerner client King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, received the HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for her outstanding commitment to advancing standards in nursing. The award, which recognizes significant contributions to health care across borders, is named for Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein of Jordan, known for her deep commitment to the advancement of nursing and around the globe.
The UAE MoH revolutionizes the quality, safety and efficiency of public health care delivery at all 15 public hospitals and more than 86 affiliated clinics across Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
The Cerner Sepsis agent was implemented at Al Khor Hospital shortly after the initial Cerner go-live (March 2014), and is now included as standard build across the HMC enterprise. It continuously monitors key clinical indicators and attempts to recognize a potentially septic pattern. As the agent finds potential risks for sepsis, an alert is sent through the Electronic Health Record to notify care givers.
This spotlight shows that over the last 11 months the sepsis algorithm has had an appreciable impact on the care of patients at Al Khor Hospital.
The Cerner Provision Document Imaging enables KFSH&RC to scan and file documents electronically, which clinicians can easily review remotely. By implementing CPDI solution, the Healthcare Informatics & Technology Affairs (HITA) curbed on all the HLA laboratory workflow inefficiencies
By implementing Cerner’s business intelligence tool, PowerInsight ® , Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt is now able to easily source basic demographics for patients on a daily basis and update the survival data after each visit.
Cerner Middle East honored organizations and individuals who, when compared with Cerner's clients across the world are in the top ten of specified metrics measured using the Lights on Network.
Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation Egypt (CCHE) submitted a nomination for the category of ‘Healthcare Implementation Of The Year’ by Arabian Computer News Arab Technology Awards. At the awards ceremony on October 13, CCHE came in second place. The organization was one of only 3 projects across 15 categories that was “Commended” (an award for a close second place for projects that were noteworthy). The ceremony was attended by Mike Vesser, Senior Director and Chief, Client Organization and Karim Abd Elhay, Client Results Executive from Cerner Middle East, on behalf of CCHE.
View the CCHE speech the presenter gave commending Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation Egypt.
Al Rahba is a public hospital located on the highway exit between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. It has a very busy and highly competent Emergency Department (ED) which serves over 200 visitors per day. One of 12 hospitals owned and operated by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA), the hospital is a 183 bed care facility.
Al Rahba leveraged data within the Cerner Millennium® System called Malaffi and created a real-time dashboard whereby clinicians could track where bottlenecks were occurring to reduce the wait time.
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) is an independent, public joint stock company (PJSC) created to manage and develop the curative activities of the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
SEHA agreed on an initiative to implement a standard early-warning scoring system (EWS) within its inpatient population of all their healthcare facilities. The ultimate goal of this initiative was to reduce the number of Intensive Care admissions and length of stay and to improve patient outcomes.
Working with Cerner, the medical informatics team added several modifications into the HIS. These changes integrated CCHE’s standard clinical pathways for the purpose of improving the physician’s adoption rate and enhancing the quality of clinical care.
Children's Cancer Hospital, Egypt was the first digital hospital in Egypt to implement health information system (HIS) in 2009 by partnering with Cerner.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, KFSH&RC (Gen. Org), is a state-of-the-art, tertiary medical and research facility serving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the surrounding region.
The UAE Ministry of Health (MoH) has embraced the information technology (IT) revolution, an electronic patient record, generated by a state-of-the-art health information system, to improve the patient care experience.
Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) and Corniche Hospital recently introduced the positive patient identification (PPID) program to improve patient health outcomes and safety by combining Cerner's health care technology and data management capability with the hospital’s clinical proficiency and safe medication administration policy.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSHRC) is a JCIA-accredited, state-of-the-art, tertiary medical and research facility serving the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the surrounding region.
With facilities located in the capital city of Riyadh and the coastal city of Jeddah, KFSHRC is the national referral center for oncology, organ transplantations, cardiac surgery, genetic diseases and many other disciplines.
22 May 2012
HIMSS Analytics Asia announced King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has achieved Stage 6 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, client of Cerner, has been recognized for meeting all criteria for a Stage 6 hospital in the deployment and use of clinical information technology to improve patient safety, quality and efficiency.
To seamlessly connect its 21 clinics to the Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services Co. (SEHA) Network, SEHA Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) implemented an electronic health record system.
The fully integrated Cerner system creates an enterprise-wide, longitudinal electronic health record (EHR), which clinicians use to offer patients safer, more efficient care.
Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 (CCHE) is a pediatric cancer hospital in the historic El Sayeda Zeinab district of Cairo, Egypt. CCHE’s mission is to care for children with cancer free of charge regardless of race, creed or financial status. The hospital currently houses 187 inpatient beds; a 300-500 patient capacity outpatient facility; clinical pharmacy; intensive care and bone marrow transplant units; a comprehensive surgery department; and multiple specialty clinics.
CCHE began its transition from paper-based patient records to electronically-based records in February 2008. The hospital implemented 26 Cerner Millennium® solutions during a ‘big bang’ go-live in November 2009.
Client Successes From Canada, Europe and Asia
Description: St Stephen's Hospital Hervey Bay officially became the first hospital in Australia to achieve HIMSS Stage 6 after an onsite inspection by HIMSS Asia Pacific representative, Dr George Margel. This is the first time an onsite inspection for a HIMSS stage 6 evaluation has taken place. St Stephen's Hospital Hervey Bay is the first fully integrated digital hospital in Australia with 29 Cerner solutions and 20 devices being implemented.
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has been recognised as a leader in IT practice in healthcare in the UK by the international health information body HIMSS Europe. In a first for the NHS in England, the Trust has been awarded one of the highest grades of award for its use of IT systems to improve patient care that HIMSS Europe can bestow. The award was presented to the Trust at a ceremony in Rome, Italy, on Monday 6 October.
Two of the most common, yet preventable hospital-acquired conditions are falls and pressure ulcers. Leaders at Mount Sinai Hospital recognized the need to easily identify patients at risk for these conditions so clinicians could quickly intervene. Using PowerChart, nurses can capture real-time patient-specific data that is then sent to a unit-based electronic whiteboard for all clinicians to see. Since implementation, MSH as shown sustained improvement with rates of falls and pressure ulcers.
Toronto East General Hospital uses Cerner's PowerChart® to reduce medication errors. The Hospital achieved a 95 percent accuracy of electronic medication profiles - a significant improvement over the previous workflow where nephrologists used paper prescriptions. Cerner’s software offered the flexibility to be creative with tools that suit the unique needs of the hemodialysis unit (HMD) clinic.
As a result, the dialysis clinic implemented a seamless process and was able to achieve an accurate and timely transfer of medication information between the clinic, inpatient areas and the community pharmacists.
Wirral University Teaching Hospital partnered with Cerner Corporation to develop test Cerner's new image viewing platform that uses one cohesive viewer within the enterprise and beyond, regardless of role or venue.
The Royal Free London is delivering safe care more efficiently usting BMJ action sets and Cerner solutions.
By using Cerner Millennium®, nurse rounding is being delivered and recorded at the bedside in real time at the Royal Free London. Together, this work has improved both patient and staff experience.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust: Benefits of Using Cerner Millennium and Real-Time Clinical Information.
Oxford University Hospitals: winners of the Patient Safety Award 2012:Technology and IT to Improve Patient Safety.
14 June 2012
Tiroler Landeskrankenanstalten (TILAK: Tyrolean Provincial Hospitals) form one of the largest hospital groups in Austria and thanks in particular to the university clin-ics in Innsbruck, are looked upon as pioneers in the application of modern operat-ing methods. TILAK consists of five hospitals in and around Innsbruck with 23 sub-sidiary clinics at five locations with a total of 2,200 beds.
Approximately 6,000 clinical providers treat 114,000 inpatients and 400,000 out-patients annually. The core of their IT landscape is the Cerner Millennium® Hospital Information System (HIS), supporting treatment and care processes as well as medical and nursing care documentation.
23 May 2012
North York General Hospital, in Canada, has embarked on a breakthrough information technology (IT) project called eCare.
The digital system, which connects clinicians throughout the organisation’s main 423-bed facility, enables providers and authorised users to capture, retrieve and share patient data, streamlining a host of processes.
11 May 2012
The Centre Hospitalier Belfort-Montbéliard, member of the Health Cooperation group EMOSIST-fc (Groupement de Coopération Sanitaire- GCS), and Cerner France were recognised for their commitment to improve the healthcare delivery in France. The Centre Hospitalier Belfort-Montbéliard is the first hospital in France to be awarded stage 6 certification from the not-for-profit organisation HIMSS Analytics Europe.
The Hospital de Dénia is the first Spanish hospital, and the second one in Europe, to achieve HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society) Stage 7, the highest certification on implementing its electronic medical record. The hospital is now completely digital. This positions Hospital de Dénia in the top tier of the select list of hospitals that have received this award by HIMSS; until now, only a German hospital in Europe has been recognized with this highest score.
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