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.
Machine learning speeds up digital transformation at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
by Dr. Osama Alswailem
July 6, 2021
In partnership with Cerner, the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has been on a three-decade journey of digital transformation. CIO, Dr Osama Alswailem explains how machine learning and AI have built this capacity for innovation.
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.
Digital transformation of healthcare
by Dr Mohamed AlRayyes | Dr. Yasir Khan
June 1, 2021
Cerner connects people and systems around the world by offering a range of intelligent solutions and tools that support the clinical, financial and operational needs of healthcare organisations. Dr Yasir Khan and Dr Mohamed Al Rayyes, Cerner’s Senior Physician Executives in Middle East and Africa, tell Gulf News how health information technology solutions are disrupting the industry.
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.
Transforming the future of digital health in Qatar
by Alexandra Tarazi | Adrian Dey | Veronica Freeman
April 21, 2021
When Covid-19 arrived in Qatar, the state’s Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) was very well-prepared to protect the people most at risk from the virus and keep transmission rates low. Thanks to their electronic health record (EHR) system, they could quickly identify patients with underlying health conditions that would make them more vulnerable to the disease and limit their access to health centers where they could be put at risk.
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.
Rashid Centre for Diabetes & Research is now leveraging Cerner Millennium
by Dr Kristina Bystrom | Magnus Ericsson | Wissam Diab
January 27, 2021
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Ajman (SKMCA) recently approved the roll-out of Cerner Millennium® to replace the legacy system at Rashid Centre for Diabetes & Research (RCDR), thereby achieving SKMCA’s vision of having a single health care information system across all its facilities.
American Hospital Dubai accelerates UAE's health care transformation through the development of next-generation intelligence in collaboration with Cerner
by Cerner Middle East and Africa
January 3, 2021
American Hospital Dubai, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, in partnership with global health care technology company Cerner, has announced the first outcomes of one of the models from its artificial intelligence (AI) data lab. The lab serves as a prototype in the region for developing clinically-driven AI techniques with proven predictive model outcomes to serve the health care sector.
The power of data transforming health care
by Akram Sami | Dr Mohamed AlRayyes
December 9, 2020
In an interview with the Hospitals magazine, Akram Sami, General Manager of UAE and Kuwait, Cerner Middle East and Africa, and Dr Mohamed AlRayyes, the Senior Physician Executive, Cerner Middle East and Africa, talk about the significance of artificial intelligence adoptions and data-driven innovations in the health care industry today.
How technology is changing kidney care in the UAE
by Dr Ali Al Obaidli | Dr Siddiq Anwar | Dr. Yasir Khan
November 23, 2020
As the UAE’s largest healthcare network, Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services (SEHA) is privy to sizeable amounts of data on specific diseases affecting residents across the emirate and their impact. But with great amounts of data comes a big responsibility to contextualise and parse the information, and that’s where Cerner and its smart electronic medical records (EMRs) come into play, particularly in the case of treating acute kidney injury (AKI).
Embracing modernization of health care delivery using technology innovations
by Bashar Balish | Dr. Yasir Khan
November 17, 2020
Hospitals has the pleasure to interview Dr. Bashar Balish, senior director and client leader, and Dr. Yasir Khan, senior physician executive, to discuss Cerner’s perspective on digital transformation and the new norms post-COVID-19. Cerner connects people and systems around the world by offering a range of intelligent solutions and tools that support the clinical, financial and operational needs of health care organizations.