Technology adoption making patient safety the primary goal at Primary Heath Care Corporation
by Dr Asmaa Mohamed | Dr Kashif Mirza | March 13, 2023
Patient safety is a critical part of the healthcare paradigm. Throughout 2022 and going into 2023, Qatar’s Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), a leading government provider of ambulatory and community healthcare, has reached its highest levels of clinicians using technology to deliver care. This has made PHCC more proactive in patient safety and care delivery than ever before—including hyper-focused clinician training to ensure a clear and present understanding of what can be done using technology in a safe and meaningful way.
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 Oracle Cerner
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.
American Hospital Dubai announces artificial intelligence research center in collaboration with global health care technology leader Cerner
by Oracle Cerner
June 3, 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 03 June 2020 – American Hospital Dubai, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group, has announced the launch of the first artificial intelligence (AI) research center in the region in partnership with global health care technology company Cerner. The AI research center aims to leverage Cerner’s electronic health records (EHR) data along with its clinical AI and advanced data analytics tools to ultimately create centers of excellence for oncology, infectious diseases, and bariatric medicine.
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.
Using Cerner’s 'Quick Visit' for suspected COVID-19 patients
by Dr Naseem Mohamed Ibrahim Abdalla | Dr Sadaf Ahsan Naqvi
May 3, 2020
The health care system across the globe is facing a mammoth challenge, with COVID-19 putting elective procedures on hold. During these testing times, health systems require a rapid and efficient response to manage their response.
Using Innovative Technologies to Help Combat COVID-19
by Alaa Adel | Dr Mohamed AlRayyes
April 26, 2020
In an interview with the Hospitals magazine, Alaa Adel, Managing Director, Cerner Middle East & Africa, and Dr Mohamed AlRayyes, Senior Physician Executive, Cerner Middle East & Africa talk about the measures taken by Cerner to support its clients dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.