Qatari clinic picks Dell as IT partner
Dubai, July 11, 2011
Sidra Medical and Research Center, a Qatar-based clinical care, medical education and biomedical research facility, has selected Dell as its partner to deliver the latest in healthcare information technology.
Through this partnership with Dell, the Doha-based Sidra will be able to focus on the development of strategic healthcare initiatives and future technology planning and innovation that enable critical health sciences results, rather than managing IT support.
“We are extremely honoured to be working on this beacon project in Qatar,” said Michael Collins, vice president and general manager Dell EMEA Emerging Markets.
'When Sidra opens its doors, the facility will set a new benchmark for excellence in healthcare and medical research. The goal is to show what is possible with the right vision, not just in the Middle East but worldwide,' Collins noted.
The medical facilities and IT infrastructure will enable the very best care to be given to patients here. We are proud to become the primary technology provider involved with such a significant healthcare project for this region,” he added.
Dell was chosen to entirely manage the IT systems for Sidra following a thorough and robust selection process.
Dell has a proven track record for delivering on major complex healthcare projects and was deemed the right fit to initiate a turn-key IT solution for this innovative development, he stated.
The high-tech facility is being funded by a $7.9 billion endowment from the Qatar Foundation, the largest endowment of a medical and research center in the world, said a senior official.
“Since work began at Sidra we have known the latest technology would enable us to provide the best healthcare to our patients,” explained Dan Bergin, executive project director, Sidra.
“In order to deliver on our goal we went through an exhaustive selection process to make sure we had chosen the right partner for the role. Dell’s knowledge resource and experience in healthcare IT is unrivalled and we are pleased to announce our partnership with them in this flagship medical center,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service