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.
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.
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.
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.
Social transformation of health care
by Dr. Yasir Khan
September 9, 2019
To help populations live fully and healthily, smart health management is of core value. It refers to an integrated approach where an organization takes up the responsibility for holistic health care and all health-care-delivery-related functionalities, which is data- (hence evidence-) driven. It not only helps in generating data, but also guides the organizations in making informed decisions around designing strategies for the best outcomes.