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Dr Samir Abbas Hospital signs Orange for e-Health systems

Jeddah hospital group signs Orange Business Services as ICT supplier

The Dr Samir Abbas Healthcare Group has appointed Orange to provide IT healthcare solutions.
The Dr Samir Abbas Healthcare Group has appointed Orange to provide IT healthcare solutions.

Jeddah's Dr. Samir Abbas Hospital has signed Orange Business Services to provide e-Health solutions.

Under the contract, Orange will deliver a range of systems for the hospital, aimed at improving patient care, decreasing costs and enhancing the working environment within the hospital.

The 140-bed private hospital is specialized in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Women Wellness.

The hospital has already rolled out a solution to track infants within the hospital, to counter risks of babies being mixed up or taken from the hospital. The system tags each infant with a tamper-proof RFID tag, and sets off an alarm if the infant is moved out of a predefined area within the hospital.

Orange will also implement an information and entertainment solution called ‘patient infotainment', which provides bedside terminals that incorporate on-demand movies and TV, phone and Internet access, including email, web browsing, hospital intranet, staff alerts, and calls for assistance.

Patients can also view their files and their individualized educational material. The system also enables medical and nursing staff to browse medical files and investigations, and input their findings and orders electronically.

Professor Samir Abbas, Director of the Board of Dr. Samir Abbas Hospital, Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Assisted Reproductive Technology Subspecialist, said: "Our hospital is providing the state of the art specialized medical services and has built a very strong and innovative information technology infrastructure. This infrastructure relies upon the latest in virtualization hardware and internet protocol (IP) software, such as nurse call, IP telecommunication, IP television, IP signage, infant abduction protection, hospital information system and picture archiving and communication system. The hospital contracted with Orange Business Services to integrate the various software applications in order to enhance patient safety and provide an enjoyable and comfortable patient experience."

Laurent Marini, Managing Director Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman for Orange Business Services/Arabia, added: "Dr. Samir Abbas Group is undergoing a digital transformation and adopting the latest advanced technology to enhance the patient experience. Saudi Arabia is one of the most dynamic and exciting markets in the entire Middle East, where digital transformation is having a major impact and creating the need for a digital partner such as Orange. Our aim is to support Saudi Arabia's achievement of its 2030 vision and its 2020 National Transformation Program, and to be the digital partner of choice to the government, major infrastructure projects and enterprise sector."