Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cerner Achievement and Innovation Awards 2013 recognize excellence in adopting health care IT technology in the Middle East

Cerner, a developer of information management systems geared towards health care, recently announced the winners of the Cerner Achievement & Innovation Awards 2013, during a gala awards ceremony at The Address Hotel Marina in Dubai.

Attended by more than 150 of the region's leading health care professionals, the Cerner Achievement & Innovation Awards honored clients that have effectively delivered quality solutions across four different categories.

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA) led the 2013 awardees after it was selected for Achievement & Innovation in Patient Care Delivery, Achievement & Innovation in Patient Care Delivery in Departmental Experience, and Achievement & Innovation in Physician Experience.

SEHA received the Patient Care Delivery award after successfully developing a fully mobile clinic to go to schools, rural areas, national screening and major events in Abu Dhabi.

SEHA was recognized in the Patient Care Delivery in Departmental Experience category after it successfully linked the Cerner Millennium electronic health record to the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) to automate the process of reporting all injuries and poisonings through a stand-alone database.

SEHA received the Physician Experience award when it leveraged the core Cerner Millennium toolset to create a custom reporting system targeted at the Dental services area, allowing the service line to be fully integrated into the main electronic health record.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Saudi Arabia was also selected for Achievement & Innovation in Patient Care Delivery, having leveraged Cerner Millennium to automate and reduce the processing time for patient assistance requests from 6 weeks to just 5 to 10 minutes.

The UAE Ministry of Health was selected for Achievement & Innovation in Patient Care Delivery in Nursing Experience after successfully automating the process of producing the 24-Hour Ward Nursing Report using Cerner Millennium.

"Health care services are becoming more efficient and effective as health care institutions are actively taking advantage of state-of-the-art IT technologies. The Cerner Achievement & Innovation Awards clearly demonstrate this ongoing trend by showcasing the tremendous achievements of our clients in leveraging Cerner technology to improve patient care and automating various processes," said Mike Pomerance, vice president and general manager, Cerner Middle East.

"We believe that this initiative will help further improve the quality of health care services by establishing new benchmarks and highlighting the impact of technology in the delivery of basic health care."

The Second Cerner Achievement & Innovation Awards was celebrated during the two-day 2013 Regional User Group (RUG) Conference in Dubai, the annual Cerner event that gathers all of Cerner's clients across the Middle East region.

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