DUBAI — June 12, 2007 — Cerner, leading international supplier of healthcare information technology (HIT) solutions, has opened a new Dubai office to supplement its Solutions centre in Abu Dhabi as it continues to expand its healthcare IT presence in the MENA region.
The move comes as CERN seeks to strengthen relationships with key Middle Eastern clients and improve value chain integration with key regional suppliers and partners.
“The Middle East is a high potential, rapidly growing market for healthcare, with increasing public and private sector investment to improve healthcare delivery. For instance, the UAE and Saudi governments sponsor up to 75 percent of all health sector investment in their respective countries, while 2007 figures indicate Lebanon allocating over 10 percent of GDP to expenditure in the sector. Cerner's end to end solutions, service portfolios and proven market leadership in healthcare IT have generated substantial interest, leading us to enlarge our presence in the region,” noted Dr. Doug Krebs, President Cerner Global.
Cerner offers end to end solutions and service portfolios for hospitals and health systems, physician practice, life science, community and personal health, and home care. The company also offers learning services and provides a full spectrum of learning solutions for an extensive curriculum of courses.
In 2005, the company signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi's General Authority and Health Services (GAHS), and followed up by partnering with King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center Phase II in 2006.
'Dubai is one of the leading regional business centers selected by major organizations, with transparent rules and regulations facilitating an open business environment. Cerner is committed to a customer-centric ethos, and being based in Dubai will allow us to provide world class support to our many regional clients,' Dr. Doug Krebs added.
With more than 7,500 associates worldwide, including 900 clinicians, Cerner has deployed nearly 6,400 Cerner Millennium solutions in more than 1,100 facilities in across the globe. Considered the most aggressive R&D investor in US markets, Cerner's cumulative R&D is set to exceed USD 2 billion by 2010.
The company has developed a clinical system that has won the accolade of the world's leading health IT system, with state of the art intellectual and technology resources maximizing performance, security and availability to guarantee a minimum uptime of 99.9 percent.
Cerner Corp. is taking the paper chart out of healthcare, eliminating error, variance and waste in the care process. With more than 6,000 clients worldwide, Cerner is the leading supplier of healthcare information technology. NASDAQ: CERN. www.cerner.com.