Cerner at Kuwait’s Future Health and Electronic Medical Record Forums
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — Oct 29, 2012 — The Kuwaiti government is working on a plan to boost the nation’s health care system with 3,500 new beds, as well as new laboratory and surgical facilities. The private sector is instrumental in the development of nation’s health care sector. Although the population is quite young on average, the development of the health care system will cater to the population growth rate and growing disease burdens, such as obesity. According to the Kuwait Health Sector Report, the hospital expansion strategy focuses on the construction and extensions of eight public hospitals, as well as nine new towers for existing hospitals, increasing the number of beds, operating rooms and outpatient clinics among other specialized services.
Cerner, a leading developer of information management systems geared towards health care, is a Gold Sponsor of the Future Health and Electronic Medical Record Forums taking place from November 5-7, 2012 in Kuwait. During the Electronic Medical Records Forum, Cerner will lead the roundtable discussion on how to identify the best EMR system and infrastructure needs as well as moderate a panel discussion on how to develop ¬the ideal EMR system.
The panel discussion will bring together the industry’s thought leaders including:
- Abdulgader Almoeen, Acting Manager, Pharmacy Informatics & Automation, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Saudi Arabia
- Ahmed Albarrak, MD, Chairman Medical Informatics, College of Medicine KSU, Saudi Arabia
- Salman Iqbal, Chief of Information & Technology, Dossary Hospital, Saudi Arabia
- Basim Khoja, Technology Director, Al Mashfa Hospital, Saudi Arabia
“The Kuwaiti health care market has a vast potential for the future,” said Greg White, vice president and managing director, Cerner Middle East and Africa. “With the planned growth of the health care system in Kuwait, we believe hospitals will need to spend more funds and resources on building powerful health IT systems such as electronic health records that will provide real-time access to patient information, reduce medical errors and enhance patient safety.”
The Future Health and Electronic Medical Records Forums aim to bring together leading health care providers in the Kuwaiti government, Health Authorities, Ministry of Health, hospitals and clinics to discuss national healthcare delivery models, implementation of a good EHR system and strategy, developing the right IT, etc. among other topics.
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