As any computer application exit dialog box will tell you, everything not saved will be lost. Living without technology sounds nigh impossible as the world goes through this crisis, with technological intelligence having a huge impact on our ability to prepare for and respond to a pandemic.
World Patient Safety Day 2020: enhancing communication for physicians
by Dr Khalid Alyefei | Dr Nader El Shehabi | Jacob Ankrah
September 17, 2020
Proper communication in health care is a keystone in the patient care process, ensuring a safe and efficient patient journey during their visits to the health care facilities. With World Patient Safety Day 2020, it’s important to recognize that while there is still a pandemic across the globe, efforts to enhance and keep all our patients safe are still occurring every day. Sidra Medicine in Qatar is one such organization that has continued to address this ongoing concern via its use of Cerner tools and solutions.
Post-COVID health care - the new normal or the corrected normal?
by Dr Anees Fareed
September 13, 2020
You all might have read and seen the predictions and visualizations on how a post-COVID era might look like for health care from experts and pioneers in the industry. All of them unanimously state the arrival of a new normal. While reading through some of the suggestions, I’ve been curious to know how many of those transformations we have seen and/or predicted are entirely novel to the industry. Is a new normal being created or is it a timely upgrade of old normal? So, let’s dissect a few of them and see how ‘new’ they are.
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City - Ajman breaks new ground by completing the ISO 15189 medical laboratory accreditation remotely
by Magnus Ericsson | Wissam Diab
September 2, 2020
The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City - Ajman (SKMCA), in partnership with Cerner, has been working as one team since 2016 to transform healthcare delivery in the northern emirates in partnership with The Ministry of Presidential Affairs (MoPA). This project by SKMCA is one of the medical initiatives of H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre progresses transformation program by virtually upgrading its Integrated Clinical Information System
by Cerner Middle East and Africa
August 24, 2020
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has collaborated with Cerner during the COVID-19 pandemic to fully upgrade its Integrated Clinical Information System (ICIS) to the latest available Cerner software version. The conversion of this code upgrade broke new ground by being supported entirely by virtual means; ushering in a world-class patient experience.
Enhancing patient experience through virtual clinics
by Dr Kalthoom Mohammad | Ravi Bobba
August 19, 2020
All over the globe, health care systems have witnessed drastic changes over the past few months following the COVID-19 outbreak. While coping with the situation and accommodating those who were infected with the disease, there was a realization that continuity of care for non-urgent cases should be not be neglected. As a response to these unique requirements, there was increased adoption of virtual care and the shift in attitude towards it becoming the “new normal” to enhance patients’ experience through virtual clinics.
Improving maternal and child health outcomes: the complete breastfeeding experience for mothers
by Dina Hidayat | Dr Sadaf Ahsan Naqvi
August 5, 2020
A mother starts connecting with her baby the moment she finds out she is expecting. From the first time of meeting her baby on the sonogram, a mother starts dreaming of the day she will hold her baby near and commits herself to nothing but the best for them.
Abu Dhabi Health Services spearheads UAE’s COVID-19 response with drive-through screening tents across all emirates
by Sachidananda Upendra | D.V. Chethan | Peyush Mishra
August 4, 2020
Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) is the largest and most comprehensive health care network in the UAE. SEHA is a key player in Abu Dhabi’s wider health care sector reform and is responsible for public health care centers and hospitals. SEHA aims to make public health care delivery comparable to the finest systems in the world through its 13 hospitals and 46 clinics.
First Cerner remote implementation in the Middle East region
by Mariam Yaqoub AlSuwaidi | Fauza Hussain
July 22, 2020
Siji Primary Health Center (PHC) is a greenfield facility located in the emirate of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Siji has joined a network of 17 hospitals and 70+ PHCs already connected to Cerner Millennium® (known as Wareed) under the Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE (MOHAP).
Early identification and notification of COVID-19 status in the Emergency Department (ED)
by Laurie Felstow | Peeyush Pushkin
July 8, 2020
With the highly contagious nature and spread of the COVID-19 virus, it quickly became evident that early notification of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results was critical for the safety of patients and clinicians in the Emergency Department (ED) setting. An existing client reached out to Cerner for recommendations for an early warning system. The collaboration between this large health care system and Cerner resulted in the development of a face-up notification in the Cerner FirstNet® application.
American Hospital Dubai Selects Oracle and Cerner to Deliver Exceptional Health Care
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.