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Ashraf & Co. Ltd. Partners With Cerner to Showcase Advanced Health Care Technologies at e-Health GCC Conference in Kuwait

2014

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — Feb 16, 2014 — Cerner Middle East, health care information technology (HIT) solution provider is partnering with its local representative in Kuwait, Ashraf & Co. Ltd., to participate as Diamond Sponsor at the E-Health GCC Conference taking place from March 18-20, 2014, in Kuwait.

Cerner will feature its exclusive range of IT solutions for healthcare services during the three-day exhibition, which include:

  • Oncology solutions improves information sharing across the care team by providing access to an EHR in both the ambulatory and acute care settings
  • Pharmacy solutions share information electronically, use knowledge-driven alerts to learn of patient allergies, and automate order entry, dispensing and refill processes
  • Capacity Management, Registration and Scheduling, enable tracking, managing, and optimizing the flow and alignment of people and resources throughout a health care organization
  • PowerChart Touch™, a mobile solution that enables physicians to perform workflows from mobile devices
  • Laboratory solutions automate the clinical and managerial sides to enhance patient safety, improve overall care and efficiencies in operation
  • Executive Dashboard, a real time dashboard as well as a patient flow solution that includes discharge, staffing and clinical outcomes from admission to transition to the next level of care

“We believe that the increase in government spending and budget allocated for expanding new healthcare projects are fundamental in boosting the public and private sectors,” said Mike Pomerance, vice president and managing director, Cerner Middle East. “The government has a strategic vision of improving health care access while also contributing towards the creation of a modern health care infrastructure in the country."

With more than 20 years of experience in the Middle East, Cerner plans to explore new opportunities in Kuwait as well as meet with Kuwaiti and GCC health authorities, key regulators, e-health industry leaders for an exchange of information and demonstration of an integrated approach to health and care using Cerner Millennium®.

About Cerner

Cerner is contributing to the systemic change of health and care delivery. For more than 30 years Cerner has been executing its vision to make health care safer and more efficient. We started with the foundation of digitizing paper processes and now offer the most comprehensive array of information software, professional services, medical device integration, remote hosting and employer health and wellness services. Cerner systems are used by everyone from individual consumers, to single-doctor practices, hospitals, employers and entire countries. Taking what we've learned over more than three decades, Cerner is building on the knowledge that is in the system to support evidence-based clinical decisions, prevent medical errors and empower patients in their care.

Cerner® solutions are licensed by approximately 14,000 facilities around the world, including more than 3,000 hospitals; 4,900 physician practices; 60,000 physicians; 590 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centers, behavioral health centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 3,500 extended care facilities; 150 employer sites and 1,790 retail pharmacies.

Cerner Middle East has been transforming healthcare in the Middle East region for more than 20 years and currently staffs more than 200 associates in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar. Cerner Middle East works with more than 190 client facilities, including more than 13,000 physicians and 21,000 nurses.

Certain trademarks, service marks and logos (collectively, the "Marks") set forth herein are owned by Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and certain other countries throughout the world. All other non-Cerner Marks are the property of their respective owners. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, please visit www.cerner.ae and Twitter.

Cerner Middle East Media Contact: Vivian Gendy, +971 4 375 4894, vivian.gendy@cerner.com

Cerner Investors Contact: Allan Kells, (816) 201-2445, akells@cerner.com

About Ashraf & Co. Ltd.

Ashraf Medical System expertise is continuously expanding and its experience extended to specialized supply and service in Medical Diagnostic Imaging Equipment, Computed Radiology System, PACS & RIS, Digital Imaging, Laser Printers, Daylight Systems, Ultrasound Systems, Dental 3D Panoramic Equipments, Software for various medical applications, Industrial Processors, Films & Chemicals, Special application x-ray films and chemicals for radiology, nuclear medicine, dental care, Medical Consumables, Other Allied Products. Ashraf Co prides itself in pioneering the introduction of “State of the Art Technology” in Kuwait whenever available, having been the first to supply computed radiography, laser printers and daylight systems.

Ashraf & Co. Ltd. Media Contact: Atta Obeid, +965 24344000, ata@ashraf.com or medical@ashraf.com

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