One of our objectives is for KFMC to become a paperless environment. To achieve this objective our clinical information systems must communicate electronically with each other
Dubai (PRWEB) January 30, 2008
Orion Health Limited, a leading provider of integration and clinical workflow technology to the health sector, announced today that King Fahd Medical City (KFMC), located in Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has adopted the Rhapsody™ Integration Engine to provide faster and more reliable communication between its computer systems.
KFMC is a 1400-bed multi-hospital healthcare complex, and is one of the Kingdom's largest healthcare providers. It is recognised as a technical innovator in the Middle East and the ability for its information systems to communicate seamlessly has been identified as a key priority for the executive.
Rhapsody is currently providing connections between new and existing information systems at KFMC, including the CorrTex Hospital Information System, Pyxis, GE PACS, Remedy, and Maximo, as well as CCTV, Access Control, Human Resource Systems and Active Directory. Rhapsody also generates and sends pager and SMS alerts for staff across the hospital, allowing them to be alerted when critical new data is available.
"One of our objectives is for KFMC to become a paperless environment. To achieve this objective our clinical information systems must communicate electronically with each other," said Engineer Khalid Al-Salama, Chief Information Officer at KFMC. "Rhapsody provides the communication tools we need in one engine, meaning that we can rapidly create new interfaces and use them many times across the Medical City."
"As KFMC business expands, the span of its information systems and e-Health practices will be extended," explained Engineer Khalid. "Rhapsody will add value to this expansion due to its ability to streamline data exchange between many platforms."
KFMC is setting up a new state of the art oncology centre and cardiac centre that will operate medical technologies from world leaders like Siemens, GE and Philips. Rhapsody will play an important role in ensuring that KFMC maintains a single e-community across its facilities..
"Hospitals across the Middle East, and particularly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, are facing new challenges as they implement new information systems or modernise existing I.T. infrastructure. Integration of healthcare data is now a key business issue," said Ed Percy, Chief Technology Officer EMEA for Orion Health. "Prestigious enterprises such as KFMC are leading the way through their adoption of the advanced integration capabilities of Rhapsody."
About King Fahd Medical City
King Fahd Medical City (KFMC) is a 1400-bed healthcare complex in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. KFMC is one of the largest healthcare facilities in the Kingdom, providing a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient care, including a specialist Women's Hospital, a Children's Hospital, the 132-bed Prince Sultan Hematology & Oncology Center, and the 42-bed Prince Salman Heart Center . KFMC now treats more than 50,000 inpatients and more than 600,000 outpatients annually. More information is available at http://www.kfmc.med.sa
About Orion Health
Orion Health's easy-to-use solutions and applications improve patient care and clinical decision making by providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By enhancing existing healthcare information systems, Orion Health's Rhapsody integration engine, Concerto clinical portal, and workflow solutions provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer.
Worldwide, Orion Health is implementing health information communities involving over 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users. Orion Health's partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, IBM, Oracle Corporation and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, the Ministry Of Health And Consumer Protection of the Balearic Islands (IB-Salut), the Ministry of Health of Valencia, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More information can be found at http://www.orionhealth.com .
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