Cerner to Discuss the Importance of Health Care Information Systems at Saudi e-Health Conference 2012
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — March 4, 2012 — Health care infrastructure in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is expected to expand further with the regional governments’ plans to develop the existing facilities. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which leads health care expenditure in GCC, has the largest health infrastructure with 408 hospitals and estimated 55,932 beds given its highest population. It is also expected that the health care market in the Kingdom will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 12.3 percent to USD 25.7 billion in 20151.
Moreover, the Saudi government plans to build medical colleges and hospitals at all 24 government universities in the country to increase the number of Saudi physicians. The automated care sector in particular is expanding due in part to the Kingdom’s strong information technology base. Factors such as new regulatory policies for medical equipment and supplies and the need for new polyclinics in the future are driving demand for more advanced medical devices in the Kingdom even further.
The importance of Health Care Information Systems to enhance the Saudi health care landscape will be discussed by Cerner Middle East during the Bi- Annual Saudi e-Health Conference taking place from March 11 to 13, 2012 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A developer of information management systems geared towards healthcare, Cerner will demonstrate leading-edge technologies for surgery/anesthesia, electronic medical record, laboratory and pharmacy.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to lead an important role in managing local health issues such as obesity and diabetes that need enhanced methods of detection, prevention and care, especially in terms of patient health information management,” said Greg White, vice president and managing director, Cerner Middle East and Africa. “We believe automated care is a significant element in the Government’s efforts to maintain its status as one of the Middle East’s most health-oriented countries.”
For more information on Cerner’s automated care solutions visit us at Stand #2 at Saudi-e-Health Conference, or visit www.cerner.ae.
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According to a report by Alpen Capital about GCC Healthcare Industry