DUBAI and ABU DHABI, UAE, November 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —
Elsevier, the information analytics business specialising in science and health, and HIMSS Middle East have announced the winners of the third Middle East HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2017. The award recognizes outstanding achievements and innovations globally in the usage of health information technology, and features two categories: Outstanding ICT Achievement and Outstanding ICT Innovation.
This year saw 14 submissions from across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). A leading theme among submissions was a focus on deploying solutions to enhance health information exchange across healthcare systems to positively impact patient and resource management.
The winners and finalist are:
Outstanding ICT Achievement Category
Winner: Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, KSA Finalist: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE Finalist: King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital, KSA
Outstanding ICT Innovation Category
Winner: Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), UAE Finalist: Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, KSA Finalist: Ain Al Khaleej Hospital, UAE
“It is an exciting time for healthcare in the Middle East, with healthcare providers in the region investing in innovations that help achieve greater outcomes for patients,” said Tim Hawkins, Managing Director, Clinical Solutions in EMEALA for Elsevier.
“Elsevier is proud to partner with HIMSS to recognize and support its initiatives to drive real benefits for clinicians and patients alike.”
“Elsevier extends congratulations to all of the winners and finalists from this year’s awards. We believe that technology is extremely important in answering demands on healthcare today and in the future, but this must also be joined with the use of credible, evidence-based information to drive better patient outcomes,” Mr. Hawkins added.
Nominated in both categories and winner of the Outstanding ICT Achievement Category, Mr. Al Mayman, ITG-VP, and CIO of Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, KSA said, “We are extremely honored to be nominated as finalists for both categories and to win the ICT Achievement Award. Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib is committed to innovations across our hospitals. Our tele-radiology and Tele-ICU & Command and Control Center projects have improved patient care in both these departments tremendously since roll-out. We are happy to share our achievements with regional peers.”
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group’s winning project – Moving to Centralize Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACs) to Enhance Collaboration Across Multiple Sites and use