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.
Data-driven technologies to improve health outcomes
by Ahmad Yahya | Romel Khalife
June 16, 2021
In an interview with Gulf News, Ahmad Yahya, CIO/COO at AHD explains how the marriage of next-gen tech and data is delivering an improved experience for patients and Romel Khalife, Lead Client Accountable Executive for Cerner in the Middle East and Africa, explains why its high-profile project with American Hospital Dubai is a pioneering initiative.
Qatar's Primary Health Care Corporation home delivery medication in response to COVID-19
by Mansoor Nawaz Mohamed | Peter G. Bresko
May 23, 2021
Keeping patients safe has and will always be the top priority for Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) in Qatar, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of healthcare in one way or another, safety is not something to compromise on. To limit patients’ exposure to the virus, PHCC developed a proactive program that allows patients to take their medications from the comfort and safety of their homes via a home delivery service.
The role of nurses in our society today
by Veronica Freeman
May 10, 2021
As we enter into Nurses Week, it’s important to acknowledge that the profession has expanded and nurses are now researchers, health policy advocates and educators, and have advanced their careers to decipher the role far more than it had been at inception. The work of nursing to consistently influence nursing concepts not only includes caring for the sick and the public, but being advocates for wellbeing and impacting positive patient outcomes.
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Ajman's (SKMCA) data journey - from being a data agnostic to a data driven organization
by Dr. Gary Evan Day | Sheik Abdullah Jamal Mohideen
May 4, 2021
Big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, visual analytics, natural language processing – sounds too familiar? These are the terminologies often associated with state-of-the-art analytical journeys to achieve specific outcomes. This blog about Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Ajman (SKMCA) skips all the jargon and moves directly to the outcomes that have been achieved.
The nurse-led cancer screening program by the Ministry of Health and Prevention
by Dr. Sumaya Al Blooshi | Maryam Mohammed Al Blooshi | Dina Hidayat
February 28, 2021
The cancer screening program is a nurse-led scheme that was launched to capture the cohort of patients who might be in a pre-clinical phase of any of the three high-priority cancers identified by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP): colorectal, breast and cervical.