Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital deploys Cerner
Cerner Electronic Health Record solution forms basis of healthcare IT project
Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital (PMAH) in Riyadh has completed the deployment of a set of healthcare solutions from Cerner in a record nine months.
The 500-bed hospital, which was inaugurated in 2013, has deployed Cerner's Electronic Health Record (EHR) as the basis of the automation of its clinical information processes. The deployment is intended to improve quality and access of patient records, reduce paper inefficiencies and errors, and create proper documentation of care procedurs.
The Cerner solutions implemented for PMAH automate the physician and nursing workflows in the emergency, surgery, laboratory, pharmacy, inpatient and outpatient, and medical records departments. Using the new system, the information is captured and stored in the individual's lifetime clinical record whether treated in the ambulatory or inpatient setting.
"By working with Cerner, we provide our citizens with best quality care. We are pleased with the seamless transition in a record nine months. These improvements are the result of teamwork between PMAH and Cerner, and we look forward to reaping the benefits of this new electronic system," said Dr Saleh AlOqiel, chief executive officer, PMAH.
The project is Cerner's first with the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health.
"We are honored to support PMAH's transformation through a unified electronic health record system to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of their facility," said Michael Pomerance, vice president and managing director, Cerner Middle East and Africa. "Strong collaborations and supporting government initiatives to develop the health care industry and its human resources are key pillars of Cerner's growth strategies in the region."