PLANO, Texas, September 9 /PRNewswire/ --
- Comprehensive Electronic Medical Record and Enhanced Administrative Efficiency are Hallmarks of New System
Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) (http://www.perotsystems.com) announced today that it has completed the successful roll-out of a Hospital Information System (HIS) in multiple hospitals and Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in Abu Dhabi.
In April 2007, the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi engaged Perot Systems to prepare an assessment of the project to help ensure that it would be implemented successfully and ultimately deliver the desired benefits. The goal of the program was to create a system that would provide a comprehensive Electronic Medial Record (EMR) and maximize administrative efficiency. The EMR provides a centralized platform for the management of patient information, enabling all clinicians in the organization to view a single medical record and in the process improve safety as well the efficiency of the entire clinical process. For the PHC's patients the EMR translates into improvements in the quality of care they receive as a result of the fact that their information is centralized and physicians have a more complete picture of the patient's information.
Upon completion of the review in June of 2007, Perot Systems was asked to manage the roll out of the HIS across three public hospitals and associated PHCs. The hospitals and clinics, now run by a new government owned private company call the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) includes the 468 bed Tawam Hospital, 550 bed Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and 235 bed Al Corniche Hospital.
A year later, Perot Systems has successfully overseen the HIS implementation in three PHC locations. The system now provides a comprehensive EMR, supports best practice processes in all hospitals, and enables clinical, operational and financial metric reporting.
"The healthcare market in the Gulf region is growing rapidly, and to accommodate this growth and deliver healthcare of a high standard, SEHA recognizes the need to embrace technology. We appreciate the role Perot Systems has played in helping to successfully bring this system on-line," said John Hawkins, Information Systems and Technology Director for SEHA.
"One of Perot Systems' goals is to bring our global healthcare domain expertise as an unparalleled resource for the Middle East. We expect that this HIS implementation in Abu Dhabi and our ongoing work with SEHA will not only bring great dividends for healthcare consumers in this region, but also enhance quality and reduce costs for healthcare delivery as we work in concert with Abu Dhabi and other countries in the region," said Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, Executive Vice President, Perot Systems' international healthcare group.
SEHA is health in Arabic. The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company -- whose corporate identity is SEHA -- is an independent, public joint stock company created to manage and develop the curative activities of the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. SEHA is committed to providing quality, cost effective healthcare on par with international standards measured through accessibility, affordability, choice and satisfaction. SEHA owns and operates 11 hospital facilities, 2,472 licensed beds, more than 39 Primary Health Clinics and 14,350 employees.
About Perot Systems
Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2007 revenue of US$2.6 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at http://www.perotsystems.com/.
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