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Leveraging EHR-embedded education to encourage breastfeeding
by Gracamma Joppachen | Jeanne Margarette Grace R. Grande | Rachelle Ann V. Barilla
February 11, 2019
More newborns are now exclusively breastfed at Women’s Hospital in Doha, Qatar, in part due to a new program that focuses on educating new mothers. Once the new education protocols were put in place at the hospital’s high-dependency unit, which cares for women with complicated pregnancies, the department reported a significant increase in the number of new mothers who chose to exclusively breastfeed.
New automation of communicable disease notifications in Qatar
by Peter G. Bresko, MPA
January 8, 2019
I have had the privilege of working at some of the best organizations in the world. This brings with it a litany of experience around value, quality, and safety in health care. I am proud to be joining the amazing team at Cerner and look forward to enhancing Hamad Medical Corporation’s value portfolio in the years ahead. My name is Peter Bresko and I am the senior quality measurement leader for Cerner in Qatar.
Engaging Patients with Technology: Q&A with Dr. Osama Alswailem of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
by Dr. Osama Alswailem
January 2, 2019
Saudi Arabia—primarily a national system of government-provided health care—is focused on increasing funding to improve health care and, in return, the lives of its citizens. Fueled by a strong economy driven by the oil production industry and a vision for the future, Saudi Arabia’s government has spent billions of Saudi Riyals to develop and improve health care, which has increased the number of government and private health care facilities across the country.