by Cerner Middle East and Africa | June 28, 2020
American Hospital Dubai, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, has selected Oracle Cloud Applications and Cerner, a Gold Level member of Oracle Partner Network (OPN), for a major digital transformation. The initiative is aimed at reducing cost, optimising physician performance, driving better inventory management, avoiding losses to over or understocking, and hiring and retaining the best talent.
Distance learning in the time of COVID-19
by Shaikha Hassan Al Mansoori | Katie Te | Via Agutaya
June 24, 2020
In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has changed how learning is delivered around the world, especially in the health care sector. With rapid and urgent demand for new COVID-19 related workflows to be implemented, there is also an enormous requirement to create accessible learning materials and courses that need to be deployed immediately. To add to the challenge of immediate trainings, the UAE government also implemented social distancing to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
The underestimated importance of data security in health care
by Benoy Thomas | Jim Massey
June 18, 2020
We live in an era where technological advancements have grown at a previously unimaginable pace. For all their benefits, it can be hard for IT security experts to keep their knowledge relevant to be able to reduce potential vulnerabilities. Driven by the digital transformation of health care over the past decade, companies have seen measurable benefits in terms of operational efficiency and improved patient care, but at the same time, they are being exposed to a greater number of technological threats.
Dashboard-driven decision-making for COVID-19 management at the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention
by Ali Juma Alajme | Sudheer Kurakula
June 9, 2020
In this age of digital excellence, the science of health care informatics is undergoing great transformations in order to deliver more meaningful insights for stakeholders.
American Hospital Dubai announces artificial intelligence research center in collaboration with global health care technology leader Cerner
by Cerner Middle East and Africa
June 3, 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 03 June 2020 – American Hospital Dubai, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, has announced the launch of the first artificial intelligence (AI) research center in the region in partnership with global health care technology company Cerner. The AI research center aims to leverage Cerner’s electronic health records (EHR) data along with its clinical AI and advanced data analytics tools to ultimately create centers of excellence for oncology, infectious diseases, and bariatric medicine.
Innovative real-time integration of ventilators and lab testing devices for increased COVID-19 readiness
by Palash Gaur
May 28, 2020
With an immediate need to increase the capacity of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 detection, health care organizations have needed to respond quickly. PCR is a universally accepted test for detection of coronaviruses and is the most widely used testing procedure in virology labs for detection of novel viruses across the world. Cerner was at the forefront of the response to this challenge, having already released its COVID-19 solutions to accommodate the SARS CoV-2 assays and having made them available to all its clients worldwide.
Nursing Education E-clinic: being a nurse in the time of COVID-19
by Dina Hidayat
May 10, 2020
Working as a nurse takes extraordinary effort, focus, selflessness and energy to contribute to the health care community. The growing demands of today's health care industry alongside COVID-19 has made a nurses’ role even more indispensable.
Using Cerner’s 'Quick Visit' for suspected COVID-19 patients
by Dr Naseem Mohamed Ibrahim Abdalla | Dr Sadaf Ahsan Naqvi
May 3, 2020
The health care system across the globe is facing a mammoth challenge, with COVID-19 putting elective procedures on hold. During these testing times, health systems require a rapid and efficient response to manage their response.
Using Innovative Technologies to Help Combat COVID-19
by Alaa Adel | Dr Mohamed AlRayyes
April 26, 2020
In an interview with the Hospitals magazine, Alaa Adel, Managing Director, Cerner Middle East & Africa, and Dr Mohamed AlRayyes, Senior Physician Executive, Cerner Middle East & Africa talk about the measures taken by Cerner to support its clients dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 will change health care forever
by Dr. Colin Fincham
April 14, 2020
During the challenging days of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is sometimes hard to try and find the positive elements. About 90% of the world’s children are not in school (1.3 billion), many workers are working from home and our colleagues in the health and care sector and other essential workers continue to put themselves at risk to deliver critical services. But as Plato said, ‘necessity is the mother of invention,’ in this case, disruption is the acceleration of change.
Promoting physician wellness during a pandemic
by Dr. Chris Lewis
April 2, 2020
As physicians and health care teams around the world find themselves facing the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19, the topic of how we care for ourselves and our professional colleagues has never been more important. I’m part of a care team – physicians, nurses and allied health care professionals – that knows all too well we have the potential of 'crashing' at some point.
Cerner Salutes Physician Community in Celebration of National Doctors' Day
by Cerner Corporation
April 1, 2020
On the occasion of National Doctors’ Day on March 30th, Cerner Corporation took this opportunity to thank physicians for their contributions to the health of communities throughout the country.
Cerner Receives Best in KLAS Distinction in Health Care Technology
by Cerner Corporation
February 11, 2020
Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global health care technology company, has achieved 2020 Best in KLAS honors, recognizing the company’s outstanding efforts in three distinct areas to help health care professionals deliver better patient care. KLAS Research, a leading health care IT data insights company, has named Cerner Best in KLAS for Most Improved Physician Practices and Global Acute Care EMR for the Middle East/Africa market for the second year in a row. The company has also been named Category Leader for Behavioral Health.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre - first recipient of HIMSS Davies Award in KSA
February 2, 2020
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) is one of four recipients of the 2019's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Davies Award of Excellence and is in the top 100 list of organizations worldwide to achieve this award. KFSH&RC is the first HIMSS Davies Award winner in the Kingdom and the first outside of North America to achieve HIMSS Stage 7 Ambulatory and HIMSS Stage 6 Analytics Maturity.
Transforming health care in a hospital where you can be a child
by Dr. Anees Fareed
December 15, 2019
Raising children can be one of the hardest tasks. No wonder it is often said ‘raising children is like chewing on stone’! And so, providing care to children is even more complicated. It’s hard, complex and must be provided with the utmost care and diligence because children are not just small adults! Hence, it’s essential that the electronic health record (EHR) deployed in a pediatric hospital can handle the complexities of providing specialty care to our children in a safe environment. It requires specific functionalities, workflows, reference ranges and observations to support the work of pediatric care providers.