Middle Eastern hospital implements Cerner health IT solutions

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Tawam Hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has implemented multiple Cerner Millennium healthcare IT solutions to automate processes in the radiology, pathology, pharmacy, surgery, emergency and scheduling and registration departments.

Tawam, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins, is a 468-bed tertiary care hospital owned and operated by SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company. The Cerner Millennium solution will eventually link all SEHA facilities in Abu Dhabi. SEHA owns and operates eight hospital systems, totaling 14 hospitals and more than 55 ambulatory and primary health clinics in the United Arab Emirates, according to Cerner.
This is the first in a series of steps to automate healthcare in Abu Dhabi and to create a unified EMR for hospitals and clinics across the region. In addition to Tawam Hospital, four hospitals and 12 clinics throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi will implement Cerner Millennium solutions during 2008-2009 timeframe, the Kansas City, Mo.-based company said.
“The implementation of the Cerner Millennium solutions throughout will transform the way healthcare is provided in Abu Dhabi, to match the latest international standards,” said John R. Hawkins, SEHA information and technology director. “By automating our processes with the Cerner Millennium system, our clinicians are able to access a single patient record for Tawam Hospital, and soon, for all SEHA hospitals and clinics in Abu Dhabi.”