NGHA improves asset management

Saudi Arabia's National Guard Health Affairs is upgrading its enterprise asset management solution. The adoption of Datastream 7i will help NGHA ensure hospital operation efficiency increase equipment uptime.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  December 8, 2003

Saudi Arabia's National Guard Health Affairs (NGHA) is in the process of upgrading its enterprise asset management (EAM) solution. The adoption of Datastream 7i will help NGHA ensure hospital operation efficiency through intelligent asset management and increase equipment uptime, reduce maintenance, repair and operations costs and, ultimately, streamline its procurement processes.

"NGHA and King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC) were two of the earliest adopters of EAM solutions from Datastream Systems and the first in the Saudi Arabian Health Care industry to use in its operations. However, it is now time to upgrade," says Tariq Al Abdul Jabar, chief engineer at NGHA.

Digicom is rolling out the EAM software and it will replace a three-year-old implementation of Datastream MP2 at KAMC. It will be deployed afresh at King Abdualziz Hospital and Al-Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Hospital during the first phase of the upgrade project.

In addition to rolling out the software, Digicom will train NGHA staff on the EAM software. The EAM solution will run on a single central database that can be accessed remotely by the organisation various departments in realtime.

"Users will be able to use the system through a single central database sharable, secured and updated through Datastream 7iTM, fully web-architected EAM system," confirms Jabar.

"This will ensure increased maintenance operations efficiency, through equipment uptime, reduce maintenance repair and operations costs and ultimately streamline business procurement processes," he explains.

On the fly access will not only allow each institute to make decisions based on accurate information, but also improve management's ability to plan effectively. This capability will be further enhanced by the use of Datastream 7i Analytics, a reporting and graphing capabilities tool.

"It will provide more advanced features, such as flexible reporting and graphing capabilities for analysing key metrics, forecasting performance issues and taking preventive measures for optimum performance," says Jabar.

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