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Dell Services signed as partner for medical centre

Qatar's Sidra Medical and Research Centre selects Dell for technology services

Dell Services signed as partner for medical centre
The Sidra centre will be a flagship for what can be achieved with the integration of technology into healthcare services, says Collins.

Dell Services has been selected as a partner to provide healthcare information technology to Qatar's Sidra Medical and Research Centre.

The centre, which has been established with a $7.9 billion endowment from the Qatar Foundation, is intended to become a leading clinical care, medical education and biomedical research facility.

Under the agreement, Dell will become a Prime Source Vendor for Sidra, and will provide a wide range of services to the centre, to help it select, develop, deploy and adopt the latest technologies in the healthcare sector.

"Since work began at Sidra we have known the latest technology would enable us to provide the best healthcare to our patients," said 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 centre."

Dell will work with Sidra in several areas, including project management services; vendor selection; design, build, deploy and integration of services, and testing and reporting services; education and training to provide knowledge transfer to Sidra staff; enterprise integration for Sidra's Total Healthcare IT Solution and data centre services, including migration services, and disaster recovery.

"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. 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."

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