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.
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.
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 Cerner Middle East and Africa
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.
Impact of artificial intelligence on healthcare - Alaa Adel's session on ABLF Talks
by Cerner Middle East and Africa
February 3, 2022
The Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) Talks was held on January 17, 2022 at the virtual venue ABLF City with the theme, Innovative Strategies for a Decade of Challenges: Asia 2020-2030
Enhancing patient care through innovative technology
by Alaa Adel
January 24, 2022
As the UAE turns into a model of public health crisis management for its Covid-19 response, Alaa Adel, Vice President and Managing Director in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) at Cerner, shares insights into healthcare trends and developments in the region.
Digital health and patient safety
by Dr. Yasir Khan
January 13, 2022
‘Do no harm’ – an undertaking that every clinician takes when they enter the world of healthcare provision. It is one of the oldest guiding principles of medical service that has existed since the Hippocratic Oath was first uttered. This principle reflects on a huge responsibility that lies on the shoulders of healthcare providers and organizations across the entire spectrum of healthcare.
How analytics from Tableau are shaping SKMCA to become a data-driven organization
by Dr. Gary Evan Day | Basel Shabani | Santosh Nair
November 16, 2021
Previously, most of the data analysis performed at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Ajman (SKMCA) occurred in spreadsheets, documents and similar forms of manually generated content. As a result, the analysis was not only time-consuming, surface-level and generic, but was unable to scale with the demands of increasing data. So, what was done to improve this process?
Beginning the Wareed learning journey
by Amira Kashwani | Smitha Francis
November 10, 2021
Onboarding is a process that helps new employees adapt to their new work environment by acquiring the knowledge, skills and competencies that will help them in succeeding in the new organization. Successful onboarding programs result in proficient employees with positive work attitudes that will help the organizations in moving closer to their goals.
Improving mental health in the MEA region with the Cerner Behavioral Health solution
by Sandeep Gusai | Nirvay Choubey | Sankar Pillai
October 10, 2021
This World Mental Health Day 2021, Cerner is celebrating the commitment of our clients to the wellbeing of their patients and staff. Mental health has traditionally been a taboo subject, the effects of which were often downplayed, but in recent years, there has been a seismic shift in the approach toward mental health across the world.
Community mental health services undergo digital revolution to provide high quality accessible care
by Dr Mehnaz Zafar | Neema Preman
October 10, 2021
Mental health and substance use disorders affect 13% of the world's population and are a leading cause of disability worldwide1. Recent years have witnessed increased focus on reducing stigma due to psychiatric illnesses, improving access to mental health services, implementation of wider mental health policies and inclusion of mental health in the sustainable development goals in most developed countries. The WHO Special Initiative for Mental Health 2019-2023, aims at universal health coverage for mental health to ensure access to quality and affordable care for mental health conditions.
Getting to the heart of the matter: the evolution of cardiovascular care during the pandemic
by Neema Preman
September 29, 2021
COVID-19 took the world somewhat by surprise. In some geographies, public health bodies were either non-existent or non-functional. Countries had to quickly develop strategies for mass testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine protocols. Looking back at the past 18 months, we can take pride in the pace of adaptation, collaborations and speed of innovations.
Cerner leads the way with stronger client relationships
by Alaa Adel | Akram Sami
September 28, 2021
KLAS Research has recently released its second EHR vendor performance report recognizing Cerner again as the leading EHR provider in the Middle East and Africa region, with clients reporting stronger relationships.
Implementation of controlled medication prescribing platform
by Anand Rakesh Babu | Lavanya Kothuru | Israel Interiano | Mohamed Ahmed | Peter G. Bresko
July 27, 2021
The current climate in the Middle East dictates that any medication deemed to be potentially misused or abused requires a higher level of scrutiny and monitoring by the healthcare facility’s physicians and pharmacists. To maximize the ability to investigate controlled medication prescriptions, it is important for the facility’s medications platform to interface with its electronic health records (EHR) for better and safer prescribing practices; as well as easily accessible information for physicians and pharmacists.
Driving digital healthcare innovation in the region over the past three decades
by Alaa Adel
July 13, 2021
Thirty years since the birth of Cerner in the Middle East, the company has contributed to many innovative changes in healthcare delivery. It has around 300 employees and serves healthcare organizations in seven different countries in the region. On that occasion, ‘Hospitals’ magazine met with Alaa Adel, managing director for Cerner in the Middle East and Africa for his valuable insights about leadership attributes and driving innovation in the industry in fair weather or foul.