SEHA optimizes insurance claims
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has leveraged its partnership with Cerner in UAE to optimize and customize the revenue cycle platform billing tool to maximize outcomes.
Hamad Medical Corporation: Newborn registration optimization
As part of the optimization program, HMC and CIS (Clinical Information Systems) Optimization Steering Committee and Cerner in Qatar have enhanced newborn registration, improved admission process for babies and optimized newborn National ID integration.
SEHA spearheads UAE’s COVID-19 response with drive-through screening tents across all emirates
In response to the challenge of a growing number of positive COVID-19 cases, the Department of Health Abu Dhabi and SEHA announced the launch of the country’s first drive-through testing facility for COVID-19 on 29 March 2020.
CCHE reduces patient deterioration with help from early warning score
Catching the early moments when a patient’s vitals deteriorate can mean life or death for the patient. That’s why it’s critical to find ways to monitor those vitals in near real-time.
Safer controlled medication prescribing for physicians and pharmacists
Healthpoint worked with Cerner to develop and launch a controlled medications platform that allows for much easier documentation, faster access to information and better dispensing for patients receiving specific medications.
Monitor, track, prevent: A holistic approach to the COVID-19 pandemic
Like other health systems around the world, when reports of COVID-19 appeared, leaders at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) knew they needed a holistic approach to keeping their population as safe as possible.
Proactive program keeps patients on top of medication refills during pandemic
With COVID-19 causing people to stay at home, the Ministry of Health worked with Cerner to deploy a new program to keep patients up to date on their refills.
Analytics help data-driven decision-making during the pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Qatar, leaders at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) relied heavily on data and analytics to make informed decisions on everything from capacity management, establishing field hospitals, contact tracing and even catering services.
MOHAP uses a web form to gather data from private hospitals, improve nationwide COVID-19 response
When COVID-19 hit the United Arab Emirates, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) needed a new way to gather information from private hospitals to coordinate a national response.
Robot Technology for Faster Medication Delivery at SEHA
SEHA as an organization achieved the goal of implementation of smart automated pharmacies across multiple Pharmacies in the region by deploying ROWA, an automated prescription dispensing robot, integrated with the SEHA’s Health Information System. Having an automated delivery process utilizing state of the technology interfaced with Cerner Solutions enables SEHA to be at the cutting edge of patient care.
HMC Development of Internal ED Dashboard using Cerner Solutions
In 2016, the Operational Performance Team (OPT) was tasked to run twice-daily, 7 days/week conference calls with HMC’s 13 facilities to identify system-wide operational points of pressure and facilitate collaborative actions to improve access to care and patient flow. The purpose of a real-time, Cerner-derived ED dashboard is to provide operational managers with timely data allowing them to make informed decisions in times of operational pressures. “Cerner data is considered as the ‘single version of the truth” for this dashboard, which stems from HMC’s decision to have one platform for all of its facilities. This makes the data acquisition simpler for HMC and aides in delivering the best possible care for the patients. Its important to highlight the manual nature of the former process: client estimates they saved over 800 hours of manual data entry work over just two years. That’s a huge savings of time, effort, and with the automation, mostly eliminates any chance of errors.
Automating clinical documentation into a form that is real time, retrievable, and able to trend is of paramount concern for all clinical treatments...
Hamad Medical Corporation implements country-wide electronic health record
Reducing Prescribing Errors through Iterations of the PDSA Cycle
Medication errors are a constant threat to patients in the hospital. Without properly and consciously utilizing the technology available to practitioners, this threat becomes more dangerous. Tools such as Cerner’s power plans enable caregivers to reduce this threat significantly.
Health system honored by HIMSS for improved communication, increase in vaccination rates and cancer screenings
As part of an effort to improve information flow to streamline previously manual processes, increase the number of cancer screenings, and vaccinate more patients for influenza, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) in Saudi Arabia received a 2019 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award.
COVID-19 Monitor, track, prevent: A holistic approach to the COVID-19 pandemic
Like other health systems around the world, when reports of COVID-19 appeared, leaders at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), a government entity with multiple sites and more than 2,00 beds that provides complete health care coverage to citizens across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), knew they needed a holistic approach to keeping their population as safe as possible.
Implementation of Cerner Clinical Information System at Primary Health Care Corporation in Qatar
Sidra works with Cerner to achieve better outcomes
Restraint Documentation at HMC Behavioral Health Hospital
The use of documentation around physical restraints are a necessary part of treatment for many patients in the inpatient psychiatric setting.
Sidra Medicine reduces duplicate and incomplete documentation, returns time to patient care
Lights On Network® helped streamline the nursing documentation process; leading to faster documentation assessments, prevention of delays in providers placing orders for patients, improvement in patient care and nurses feeling more comfortable documenting information.
Electronic Communicable Disease Notification System
Conventional methods of mandatory notifiable disease reporting from health care providers for governmental surveillance of communicable diseases include mail, facsimile, or telephone. However, these require the active cooperation and engagement of staff involved, and manual handling and processing of information, which poses risks.
Enhancing antimicrobial surveillance
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Health (UAE MoH) revolutionizes the quality, safety and efficiency of public health care delivery at all 15 public hospitals and more than 86 affiliated clinics across Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The UAE MoH launched the Wareed project in 2008 to pursue a ‘one patient, one record’ initiative by deploying Cerner Millennium® as the core application. The architecture links all clinical, operational and administrative data into a unified system.
Qatar implements school health in public schools across the country
As part of the Qatar’s 2030 Vision and the national program to promote health in schools, Qatar’s Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has embarked on an ambitious program to connect all 266 public schools within Qatar to the centralized electronic health record system (EHR). Since the program began in late 2016, over 90 schools have been successfully connected and the children and health care practitioners alike are already experiencing the benefits of an increasingly connected health care ecosystem. At this rate, the teams are well on track to deliver on their commitment and have all schools connected by the end of 2020 or sooner. In total, 300,000 students will be added to the countrywide electronic medical record.
Primary health care providers implement automated sick leave across the State of Qatar
Prior to implementation of the automated sick leave process all of the PHCC, sick leave was recorded on paper and scanned into the medical record. This resulted in a saving of 300,000 paper sick leave forms. Access to earlier scanned sick leave documents was difficult for physicians in their busy practice. This made clinical decisions on patient management more time consuming.
Physician adoption of medication reconciliation
The State of Qatar started its pursuit of establishing a comprehensive primary health care system in 1978, and since then all efforts have been made to enhance health care standards through primary health care services as the first line of defense. Today, the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) operates through 23 primary health care centers distributed among populated areas in all parts of the country. PHCC provides a wide variety of health care services that focus on maintenance of population health, prevention of diseases, and provision of a long-term and constant support to patients and their families.