Cerner Excellence Awards 2012 Honors Clients’ Successes


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — April 2, 2012 — Cerner, a developer of information management systems geared towards health care, held a gala awards ceremony to honor its clients in the Middle East that have effectively delivered quality solutions across four different categories at the first Cerner Excellence Awards.

The anticipated winners of the Cerner Excellence Awards were announced on April 1 at The Address Hotel in Dubai attended by more than 150 of the region’s leading health care professionals.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre was selected for the Best Demonstration of Patient Centered Outcomes award for developing a child abuse alert for their caregivers. Best Demonstration of Workflow Design Improvements for a Physician was awarded to Abu Dhabi Health Services Company for successfully implementing a single Cerner® PACS archive allowing the exchange of PACS images amongst all of their facilities.

In addition, Best Demonstration of Workflow Design Improvements for a Nurse was presented to Abu Dhabi Health Services Company in recognition for the implementation of PowerChart Maternity® and the impact it has on giving nurses more time to spend with patients. Finally, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre received the award for Best Demonstration of Workflow Design Improvements for a Departmental Clinician for their work in automating the outpatient and physical therapy service lines.

“Implementation and adoption of health care information technology (IT) can be challenging, but automation offers tremendous measurable benefits toward improved patient care and enhanced workflow processes. The successes of our clients are testament to this,” said Greg White, vice president and managing director, Cerner Middle East and Africa.

“In light of such achievements, we are pleased to create these Excellence Awards to publicly reward and appreciate our clients’ efforts to partner with us in order to create a better health care environment for its community,” added White.

During the gala awards ceremony, Cerner presented its client King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in both Riyadh and Jeddah with prestigious awards for being the first organization in the Middle East to achieve HIMSS Stage 6 on the HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model.

The Cerner Excellence Awards was celebrated during the two day Regional User Group 2012 in Dubai, the annual Cerner event that gathers all its clients across the Middle East region.

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