HIMSS Asia Pacific spoke to Dr Osama Al Swailem, Chief Information Officer KFSH&RC, to learn about how the use of technology has impacted both patients and clinicians, resulting in patient empowerment in their own healthcare journey and the improvement of performance for clinicians.
Middle East and Africa Collaboration Forum 2019: creating better outcomes together
by Vivian Gendy
March 5, 2019
The annual Middle East and Africa Collaboration Forum (MEACF19) is designed to maximize your engagement with peers and experts from across the industry, providing the opportunity to attend insightful sessions about what’s shaping the health care environment.
Creating smarter data-driven systems
by Bachir Awad
February 21, 2019
In an interview with the editor of the Arab Health tradeshow’s daily dose newspaper, Bachir Awad, vice president and managing director of Cerner Middle East and Africa, discusses Cerner innovations showcased at the event and the advanced offerings for the region’s health care industry.
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.
How Cerner is helping transform health care in Saudi Arabia
by Ali Slimani
December 17, 2018
In an interview with HIMSS TV, Ali Slimani, Cerner's general manager of strategic partnerships for the Middle East talked about how Cerner is aligned with the health care Quadruple Aim, which includes improving patient and clinician experiences as well as lowering overall cost of care.
Smarter care is the future in the Middle East
by Bachir Awad
November 19, 2018
Hospitals and The Arab Hospi-tal magazines discussed with Bachir Awad, vice president & managing director of Cerner Middle East & Africa, the future of health care and the impact of the new technologies in shaping health care services.
Changing the face of health care in the Middle East
by Michael Schelper
November 7, 2018
In an interview with Arab Health’s Leaders in the Spotlight, Michael Schelper talked about how Cerner Middle East is helping to shape health care for the future, and the company's presence at Arab Health 2019 on 28-31 January.
I must do what? Type? - To the next generation of employees, the keyboard is extinct, are you ready?
by Dr. Colin Fincham
October 30, 2018
I knew the world was changing, whilst sitting drinking coffee in my favorite coffee shop, when my ears were alerted to someone speaking but not in a totally conversational way, I turned around to see the orator dictating an SMS message into his phone. It was at that moment I realized that the way we interact with our technologies is moving on.
CHC18: Four days of thought leadership, innovation and networking
by Cerner Middle East and Africa
October 3, 2018
Renowned around the world for bringing together first-class speakers, health and care experts, and industry thought leaders, this year’s Cerner Health Conference (CHC) is just around the corner. In case you are still not sure what all the excitement is about, keep on reading.
Making integrated student health available to all
by Bakr Saadoon Ismail
September 18, 2018
Regular health check-ups as a child can have a positive impact as they grow into adults, as potential conditions can be spotted in their early years. Collecting the data for the whole of Abu Dhabi could prove a challenge, which is why we at SEHA worked with Cerner to implement a coordinated solution.