Seha sets up health maintenance system
Abu Dhabi, December 25, 2010
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has implemented a new module in its electronic medical system which focuses on chronic disease management besides individual screening within the population of Abu Dhabi.
All Seha ambulatory healthcare service (AHS) clinics recently adopted the system to ensure their medical staff are aware of patients’ medical histories and possible asymptomatic issues, which will be followed by its implementation in the rest of Seha owned and managed hospitals by the end of January 2011 in order to provide high quality patients care in all the facilities.
The health maintenance system alerts medical staff on the status of preventative care expectations for any specific patient beside treatment standards required to maintain the chronic disease conditions of the patient.
The system is able to track care given to patient in all over Seha facilities and update the providing doctor with their current status of prevention test which is require for early detection of diseases in a healthy individual.
It also follows on their disease management status across all Seha facilities in case of chronic diseases as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary and coronary artery disease and then provides patient-centric reminder for medical staff on the disease status and its management for a more holistic healthcare approach.
“We have made significant progress through the years towards our goal of providing the community with world-class healthcare,” said Donna McCormick, Enterprise HIS programme manager, Seha.
“The health maintenance system upgrade is yet another step towards this goal. It allows medical staff to stay constantly aware of possible conditions a patient may be suffering from, or may be at risk for developing abnormalities in their sugar, cholesterol, weight status in order to provide primary prevention from disease likes Diabetes, hyperlipidemia, morbid obesity, osteoporosis and various cancer diseases.”
“The health maintenance module gives our AHS physicians the tools to proactively alert, monitor and document disease management and health screening programs for adults,” she added.
Dr Abdulhadi Amer Al Ahbabi, chief operations officer, health operation department- AHS, stated: "At Seha and Seha HealthSystem Facilities, our goal is to provide all our patients with the best healthcare available. We are continually reviewing opportunities to develop ways to improve the patient experience. The implementation health maintenance system is a great success at AHS clinics and it is already showing results, facilitating disease management for physicians and as a result improving the quality of patient care.”
“The implementation of health maintenance and view across site upgrades in the electronic medical system was a great step ahead in providing better medical services to the patients and implementing Seha vision in having one patient, one medical record file across all their facilities,” he added.
Future plans include additional screening alerts and adult vaccination as well as SMS notifications for preventative care check-ups which will go directly to patient mobiles. – TradeArabia News Service