Cerner implements HIT solutions at Tawam hospitals
Dubai, May 12, 2008
Cerner has successfully implemented the Cerner Millennium Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) solutions at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins is a 468-bed tertiary care hospital owned and operated by Seha, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company.
The Cerner Millennium solution will eventually link all Seha facilities in Abu Dhabi. Seha owns and operates eight hospital systems, totaling 14 hospitals and more than 55 ambulatory and primary health clinics in the Emirate.
This milestone is the first in a series of steps to automate healthcare in Abu Dhabi and to create a unified electronic medical record (EMR) for hospitals and clinics across the region.
In addition to Tawam Hospital, four hospitals and 12 clinics throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi will implement Cerner Millennium solutions during 2008/2009 timeframe.
“The implementation of the Cerner Millennium solutions throughout will transform the way healthcare is provided in Abu Dhabi, to match the latest international standards,” said Seha Information and Technology director John R. Hawkins.
“By automating our processes with the Cerner Millennium system, our clinicians are able to access a single patient record for Tawam Hospital, and soon, for all Seha hospitals and clinics in Abu Dhabi.”
Seha has committed to implementing a system-wide EMR for all of its hospitals and clinics as part of its vision to create a connected healthcare system and to improve the quality of care in Abu Dhabi. Seha chose Cerner as its HIT supplier because of Cerner’s ability to support big scale implementations.
“Cerner is committed to helping visionary healthcare systems in the Middle East, like Seha, implement technology that creates a better experience for their patients,” said Cerner president Trace Devanny.
“As a result of working together with Seha, we were able to successfully deliver multiple Cerner Millennium solutions within a very large and complex system.”
The Cerner Millennium solutions implemented at Tawam Hospital automate processes in the radiology, pathology, pharmacy, surgery, emergency, and scheduling and registration departments.
Clinicians at Tawam Hospital are using the Cerner Millennium healthcare computing platform to document care and submit orders in the EMR. The hospital also is implementing Cerner solutions to create a closed-loop medication administration process, which helps avoid harmful medication errors and improve patient safety.
By selecting Cerner, Seha chose an HIT supplier with a proven track record. Cerner has more than 8,000 Cerner Millennium solutions live at more than 1,300 client facilities around the world. Cerner technology helps healthcare organizations - ranging in size from independent physicians to nationwide healthcare organizations - streamline operations and improve the quality of care they deliver to patients. – TradeArabia News Service