SAS and Cerner: powering COVID-19 track and respond dashboards
by Ali Juma Alajme | Marcel Yammine | Bashar Balish
October 6, 2020
Digital transformation of the healthcare sector has seen unprecedented growth and acceptance in the recent past, as a shared global pandemic experience brought to the fore the clear need for better data collection, analysis, and sharing.
Technology in the time of COVID - the new return on intelligence
by Latifa Saeed Abuzanjal | Nidhi Dhupar
September 22, 2020
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.
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).
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.
Best in KLAS recognition for Cerner in the Middle East
by Adrian Dey | Alaa Adel
May 15, 2019
Earlier this year, KLAS Research recognized Cerner as the leading EHR provider in the Middle East. The recognition was published as part of KLAS’s first supplier performance report focused specifically on EHR use in the Middle East region.
Empowering patients through IT and utilising predictive analytics to improve quality of care
by Dr. Osama Alswailem | Alaa Adel
March 12, 2019
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.
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.
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.