Cerner Millennium Health Information Technology implemented in Abu Dhabi
Cerner has announced the implementation of multiple Cerner Millennium® healthcare information technology (HIT) solutions at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Tawam Hospital, 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 Emirate.
This is the first in a series of steps to automate healthcare in Abu Dhabi and to create a unified electronic medical record (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 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.”
SEHA has announced its goal to implement a system-wide EMR for all of its hospitals. “Cerner is committed to helping visionary healthcare systems in the Middle East, like SEHA, implement technology that creates a better experience for their patients,” said Trace Devanny, Cerner president. “As a result of working together with SEHA, we were able to successfully deliver multiple Cerner Millennium solutions within a very large and complex system.”
The Cerner Millennium solutions implemented at Tawam Hospital automate processes in the radiology, pathology, pharmacy, surgery, emergency, and scheduling and registration departments.