by Dr Ahmad AbuSalah | November 15, 2022
To cope with increased demand, King Faisal Specialist Hospital has developed intelligent tools for day-to-day operations management and planning activities.
Celebrating the advance of nursing informatics at Hamad Medical Corporation
by Dr Wasmiya Dalhem
November 3, 2022
Nursing informatics, as a developing area of nursing specialty, was primarily introduced in Qatar by Dr Wasmiya Dalhem, a Qatari nurse, following her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Informatics studies. She envisioned the quest for nursing excellence through the best use of clinical information and technological systems for the improvement of healthcare systems and patient care delivery at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
Digital transformation offers healthier outcomes for Saudi Arabia's population
by Dr Khalid Alodhaibi | Eng Azzam Amro | Alia Jundi
November 1, 2022
Imagine contributing to an entire nation's capacity to improve healthcare outcomes for its citizens. Read through this chat where Alia Jundi, a senior organizational change consultant at Oracle Cerner, discusses with Dr Khalid Alodhaibi, chief information officer at Ministry of Defense Health Services (MODHS), and Eng Azzam Amro, chief information officer at the Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC) about their organizations’ electronic health record (EHR) project, RABET, and how it is enabling a digital transformation for healthier outcomes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
A safe antenatal journey with Emirates Health Services primary healthcare
by Dr Naseem Mohamed Ibrahim Abdalla | Dr Sadaf Ahsan Naqvi | Neema Preman
September 26, 2022
Patient safety is not a new concept in the world of medicine. Dating back to the origins of the Hippocratic oath of ‘do no harm’, it constitutes a core pillar of healthcare provision – wrapped around patient wellbeing and optimal outcomes, it is a promise we make to every patient for delivering our best at every stage of their ailment. It cannot be dismissed that during day-to-day medical practice, several errors can be a threat to patient safety. Fortunately, many of them are preventable – proven to impact health outcomes and burden healthcare resources.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre signs MoU with Oracle Cerner to create AI innovations and drive best healthcare practices
by Oracle Cerner
September 14, 2022
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has inked a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Oracle Cerner to strengthen their collaboration in developing shared ideas and research in the fields of data and AI. In line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, the collaboration aims to support the creation of a data-driven and AI-supported nation, which in turn will create employment opportunities for the people of Saudi Arabia.
Improving patient outcomes by the antimicrobial stewardship program module implementation
by Amani Moharram
August 8, 2022
It has been over a year since the launch of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in the Middle East and Africa by Oracle Cerner with over 10 sessions on various topics related to data analytics and clinical informatics.
HMC’s Mental Health Service Recipient of the Coveted Oracle Cerner Achievement and Innovation Award
by Oracle Cerner
July 19, 2022
Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Mental Health Service was recently announced as a joint winner of the Oracle Cerner ‘Achievement in User Experience’ award during the awards ceremony at the Oracle Cerner Middle East and Africa Collaboration Forum in Dubai. The ‘behavioral health implementation with first Middle East Behavioral Health Essential Clinical Dataset’ project was recognized for focusing on specialized documentation for mental health patients, with a key focus on patient confidentiality.
Digital maturity in health: Comparison with other industries
by Dr. Yasir Khan
July 18, 2022
Senior healthcare professionals and industry observers have long believed that the healthcare business is behind other industries in adopting new technology and undergoing digital transformation. McKinsey has published a digital index comparing the maturity of different industries, which demonstrates healthcare among the least advanced sectors in digitalization, particularly regarding transactions, digital spending on employees and digital capital. However, exactly how far behind schedule is the healthcare system? The reality is more complicated.
Cerner Achievement and Innovation Awards' winners honored at the 2022 Middle East and Africa Collaboration Forum
by Oracle Cerner
June 7, 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - June 7, 2022 – Cerner Corporation, a global healthcare technology company headquartered in the United States, celebrated the ninth edition of its annual Achievement and Innovation Awards by recognizing clients across the Middle East & Africa region for their most rewarding healthcare technology innovations in four categories: User Experience, Patient Experience, Financial Outcomes and Health Outcomes.
Hamad Medical Corporation and Primary Health Care Corporation adopt the Cerner managed technology to deliver better outcomes in Qatar
by Oracle Cerner
June 7, 2022
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) recently announced the go-live of the managed technology platform for their clinical information system. Together, they support the Government of Qatar’s vision to deliver superior healthcare to its citizens and residents. The platform and clinical information system are supplied by Cerner, a leading global healthcare technology company headquartered in the United States.
A nurse’s voice in 2022
by Veronica Freeman
May 13, 2022
Nursing professionals play a vital role in promoting health, care and advocating for patients. Professional nurses act as global leaders due to their interest in advocating for the health of all society members as they engage to address the disparities in health and care. To affect change, nurses will need to pick up the mantle, and lead by engaging and voicing concerns. This requires participation in the many areas of policy making and providing leadership roles in global health organizations that lead to change.
The patient nudge towards a sustainable health system
by Amna Al Hammadi | Alyaa Alhosani | Nidhi Dhupar
March 9, 2022
In this era of digital transformation, which will only continue to mature throughout the burgeoning decade, there are many new applications, technologies and innovations that will help healthcare take the leap into the future. Being an integral part of digital capabilities, interoperability between technologies enhances the experience and increases the possibilities to a new level.
Diabetes: The data tells a story
by Dr Maryam Sayed Jaffar AlSharaf | Dr Sadaf Ahsan Naqvi | Sudheer Kurakula
February 22, 2022
Over the past few decades, the burden of chronic diseases has significantly increased all over the world, contributing a substantial cost to the healthcare systems. These diseases are responsible for a major proportion of the top ten causes of death globally, especially in the middle-to-high income countries.
Cerner named Best in KLAS for Global Acute Care in Middle East-Africa for the fourth consecutive year
by Oracle Cerner
February 9, 2022
For the fourth year in a row, global healthcare technology company, Cerner, has been recognized by KLAS Research, a leading healthcare IT data insights company, as Best in KLAS for Global Acute Care electronic medical record (EMR) in Middle East and Africa. The 2022 Best in KLAS honors Cerner for its outstanding efforts to help healthcare professionals deliver quality patient care in the region.