Spain's Indra opens new office in Bahrain
Manama, June 12, 2012
Indra Multinational, a global technology, innovation and talent company based in Madrid, Spain, said it has opened an office in Bahrain to boost its regional operations.
A leader in healthcare systems, air traffic, e-government, security and defence, Indra is one of the main companies in Europe and Latin America that employs more than 40,000 professionals, of which 18.000 are abroad.
The new office, located at Almoayyed Tower, is mainly for overseeing the company's local operations and to expand its future investment undertakings in the Kingdom taking full advantage of Bahrain position as an attractive investment environment for businesses.
Indra’s new office was inaugurated by Gonzalo de Benito, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in the presence of Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Transportation Minister and Acting CEO of Economic Development Board (EDB).
Senior officials including Ángel Losada, Spain's ambassador to Kuwait and Bahrain and José Cubelos, Indra's general manager in Bahrain were present at the launch along with a number of Bahraini ICT government officials.
The new office is staffed with over 40 employees comprising IT professionals and experts from Spain and Bahrain who are currently working on the implementation of the National Health Information System (iSeha) which is considered to be the first integrated healthcare system in the region.
iSeha includes system applications that cover all levels of health care services such as the unified Electronic Medical Record (EMR), ePrescription, primary medical health-care, inpatient and outpatient services, emergency case management, radiology and medical scan, Intensive Care Unit and laboratories diagnose utilities.
Furthermore, the implementation framework includes establishing data processing centers, and providing change management support, healthcare solutions and other cutting-edge services to operate the national health system in Bahrain.
Indra signed its first contract with the Bahrain Ministry of Health for its Salmniya Medical Complex, in addition to seven peripheral hospitals and the country's 26 health centers across the Kingdom.
The second deal was signed with the country's flagship health service provider King Hamad University Hospital.-TradeArabia News Service