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.
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.
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).
Learning Central – news, reference and much more
by Shaikha Hassan Al Mansoori | Akshay Rattan
October 25, 2020
The partnership between the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Cerner is over a decade old with Wareed (MOHAP’s health information system) providing various tools to support MOHAP’s vision to deliver the best care for the UAE’s population.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.