QF centre introduces eFiling system for patient records
March 12, 2014 - 5:11:00 am
DOHA: Qatar Foundation’ (QF) Primary Healthcare Centre has introduced electronically stored file system for outpatient medical records.
Cerner Middle East, health care information technology solution provider, delivered an ambulatory electronic health record. The centre is the first healthcare organisation in Qatar to install Cerner Millennium.
Its aim is to provide a range of primary medical and dental services to the QF community. The newly-built centre in Education City has on site services for curative care, preventive care, radiology, clinical laboratory and dental services.
Sheikha Amal Al Thani, Executive Director, Health, Safety, Security and Environment at QF, said, “We have been using the new electronic health record system for a few weeks and are reaping the benefits with about 80 percent paperless work, accurate medication list, immediately available charts and smooth registration of patient data. We are pleased with the support Cerner has provided to implement this that meets our vision to be a world-class patient-centred and integrated primary healthcare centre.”
Cerner solutions implemented have automated physician and nursing workflow, along with laboratory, dental and administrative services. Clinicians at the centre are able to document care and place medication and other orders directly in the electronic health record.
“This is a significant milestone for Cerner to work with the centre as our first client in Qatar to implement our ambulatory electronic health record.
“This is the first of many extensive client deployments we will see in Qatar this year,” said Michael Pomerance, Vice-President and Managing Director, Cerner Middle East and Africa.
“The project demonstrates the shared vision of QF and Cerner to build a better future with healthcare that integrates data from all health sources in one platform and lays the foundation for population health and wellness management in Qatar.”