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.
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.
Combatting thalassemia in the UAE
by Dr. Yasir Khan
November 26, 2019
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes the body to produce an abnormal form of haemoglobin, the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anaemia, a condition in which the body doesn’t have enough normal, healthy red blood cells.
Shaping the future of Kuwait's healthcare industry
by Ahmad Nasrallah | Eman Abdul-Sater | Akram Sami | John Dunn
November 13, 2019
Cerner Middle East and Africa is a global leader in healthcare information, and Dar Al Shifa (DASH), which was established as the first hospital in the State of Kuwait, is a leading healthcare organization in the region. “Hospitals” magazine met with Mr Ahmad Nasrallah, CEO, Dar Al Shifa Hospital, Ms Eman Abdul-Sater, HIM Manager, Dar Al Shifa Hospital, Mr Akram Sami, General Manager, Cerner Middle East & Africa, and Mr John Dunn, Client Accountable Executive, Cerner Middle East and Africa, to discuss the future of Kuwait’s healthcare industry in the medium and long term and talk about the initiatives that have been put in place with Cerner.
World class healthcare facility with a patient centric experience
by Zia Sayed | Romel Khalife
November 12, 2019
In an interview with the Arab Hospital magazine, Zia Sayed from King’s College Hospital Dubai (KCH), and Romel Khalife from Cerner, talk about providing a patient-centric experience in KCH, a world class healthcare facility.
Improving the patient experience and well-being of the care team by adoption of smart room technologies
by Dr. Osama Alswailem | Alaa Adel
November 12, 2019
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) provides the highest level of specialized healthcare in an integrated educational and research setting, and Cerner Middle East and Africa is a global leader in healthcare information. “Hospitals” magazine met with Dr Osama Alswailem, Chief Information Officer, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) and Mr. Alaa Adel, General Manager for Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Cerner Middle East and Africa to talk about the technologies and solutions they have installed, their adoption of smart room technologies among others.
Why optimization potentially saves clinician's and patient's lives
by Dr. Colin Fincham
October 28, 2019
As we look towards a world without medical error, we often consider activities which can improve patient safety but there is one area, often overlooked, that has time and again been proven to nearly double the risk of patient safety incidents (OR, 1.96 95% CI, 1.59-2.4) and reduce quality of care (OR, 2.31; 95% CI 1.87-2.85); an epidemic that currently appears to have no amelioration that of Clinician Burnout.
Cerner’s take on delivering IT solutions and helping transform the health care delivery in Saudi Arabia; Q&A session with Karim Abd Elhay
by Karim Abd Elhay
October 15, 2019
The Arab Hospital magazine talks to Karim Abd Elhay from Cerner about the business expansions it has been witnessing in Saudi Arabia in recent years.
What to expect at CHC19
by Cerner Middle East and Africa
September 25, 2019
Cerner Health Conference 2019 is just around the corner. If you are planning to join us in Kansas City between 7-9 October, make sure you keep reading and get excited about everything you can expect from your CHC experience.
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.
Cerner revenue cycle management 2019 - GCC localisation
by Nhan Do Thanh
August 27, 2019
Back in my Q2 2019 blog, I shared the Cerner Clinically Driven Revenue Cycle™ vision and roadmap to improve clinical care, compliance and reimbursement using information technology. Our team presented our vision during the Cerner Collaboration Forum, which happened in April 2019, in Dubai, UAE.