Qatar University Selects Cerner Academic Education Solution
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University is Cerner’s first client in Qatar
DOHA, Qatar, and KANSAS CITY, Mo. — April 28, 2008 — Qatar University announced today that it will use the Cerner Academic Education Solution (AES) to teach students in its pharmacy program how to work with an electronic medical record (EMR). This tool allows students to learn in an environment that mirrors the automated point-of-care setting in which they will one day work. Qatar University is Cerner’s first client in Qatar.
“The mission of the pharmacy school is to prepare our students to provide optimal pharmaceutical care and to advance the science of pharmacy for Qatar, the Middle East and the world,” said Dr. Peter J. Jewesson, Qatar University pharmacy program professor and director. “The Cerner Academic Education Solution will help our students embrace healthcare information technology as part of their education and make it easier for them to transition from an academic to a professional setting.”
The Cerner AES is the only full clinical information system adapted to support healthcare curricula and classroom instruction. This solution can be used in academic programs that teach nursing, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and health information management. The Cerner AES supports instructors in the development of data-driven teaching cases for online presentation and instruction, supported by evidence and clinical outcomes. Institutions can use the Cerner AES to simulate patient scenarios through case studies to support curricula objectives, teaching and learning.
“The Cerner AES is the result of collaboration between Cerner and educational institutions that recognize the value of embedding healthcare information technology and clinical informatics throughout the curricula to better prepare students to be successful in automated healthcare environments,” said Trace Devanny, Cerner president. “Cerner and Qatar University are working together to transform healthcare in Qatar, by closing the gap between what is learned in the University and what is practiced in professional settings.”
By selecting Cerner, Qatar University chose a supplier with a proven track record. Cerner is the market leader in providing educational healthcare information technology (HIT) solutions, with more than 7,000 students at 40 campuses around the world using the Cerner AES.
About Qatar University
Qatar University (QU) is the State of Qatar’s leading institution of higher education. With 60 active academic programs, QU offers the widest and most diverse range of educational opportunities in Qatar. The QU Pharmacy Program was initiated to help meet the country’s growing demand for qualified pharmacists. Commencing in 2006, the Program utilizes an innovative ability-based curriculum and student-centered approach to teaching and learning to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to graduate competent pharmacists to meet the healthcare needs of society. The Program offers two degrees, a 5-year Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree, and a 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree for select graduates pursuing advanced clinical training. Further information can be obtained by visiting their Web site at www.qu.edu.qa/colleges/pharmacy.
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