Nurses leverage EHR-embedded education to encourage breastfeeding
More newborns are now exclusively breastfed at Women’s Hospital in Doha, Qatar, in part due to a new program that focuses on educating new mothers. Once the new education protocols went into place in the hospital’s high-dependency unit, which cares for women with complicated pregnancies, it reported a significant increase in the number of new mothers who chose to exclusively breastfeed.
UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention optimizes its antimicrobial resistance capabilities
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) revolutionizes the quality, safety and efficiency of public health care delivery across Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The MOHAP 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. In 2015, the MOHAP launched an online Patient Smart portal, a fully integrated bilingual website allowing individuals access to their health record, as the portal provides direct communication with the ministry’s health care facilities. Each patient’s clinical information is stored in Millennium and can be securely accessed by individuals via a browser or smart phone.
Automating the Renal Dialysis Unit at King Saud University benefiting clinicians and patients
The Renal Dialysis Unit (RDU) at King Khalid University Hospital - part of King Saud University (KSU) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - was established more than three decades ago and now has 30 hemodialysis (HD) machines, alongside 10 mobile units for inpatients. Much of the time, dialysis is carried out as an outpatient, taking over four hours, three times a week and on a fixed schedule.
Mothers and babies reaping the rewards of breastfeeding education at Hamad Medical Corporation
Early initiation of breastfeeding, within an hour of birth, can help reduce newborn mortality. It does this by protecting the child from acquiring infections, which is why WHO and UNICEF recommend instigating breastfeeding within an hour of birth and continuing it exclusively for the first six months. Introducing complementary foods until the child is two can also help lower morbidity and mortality, reduce the risk of chronic diseases later in life, and foster better overall development. With these benefits in mind, Qatar’s Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) was keen to promote breastfeeding to new mothers.
Laboratory Turn Around Time Monitor
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health & Prevention (UAE MoHAP) revolutionizes the quality, safety and efficiency of public health care delivery at all 15 public hospitals and 72 Primary Health Care Centers across Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The UAE MoHAP 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. In 2015, the UAE MoHAP launched an online Patient Smart portal, a fully integrated bilingual website allowing the individual’s access to health record, the portal allows direct communication with the Ministry’s health care providers. Each patient’s clinical information is stored in Millennium and can be securely accessed by individuals via a browser or smart phone.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre uses automated processes to increase patient safety and workflow efficiencies
Analyzing workflows, standardizing care and automating new documentation processes are among several initiatives carried out by King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) to improve the levels of satisfaction for patients and clinical teams.