The Champion Hospital has selected Oracle Cerner to implement an EHR platform across its full-care facilities
The Champion Hospital, the first general and rehabilitation private hospital in Kuwait, has picked Oracle Cerner to develop an integrated electronic health record (EHR) platform across its full-service facilities. Through an integrated IT platform, the Cerner Millennium EHR is designed to support a patient’s health care journey from the doctor’s office to the hospital or outpatient clinics, through post-acute care and rehab.
A multi-specialty institution located in the heart of Kuwait’s city Sabah Al-Salem, The Champion Hospital is planned to open in quarter two of 2023, and the initial phase of the Cerner Millennium® EHR deployment will be in the hospital’s Tower A. Covering an area of 4750sqm and containing a 26-level main structure, the hospital will include one of the biggest radiology and lab departments in Kuwait’s private healthcare industry. It will also feature twelve surgical rooms, two hybrid surgery rooms, four one-day surgery rooms, and 70 clinics, all under one roof.
Commenting on this announcement, The Champion Hospital’s Chairman Mr. Hassan Qabazard, said, “As part of the New Kuwait Vision 2035, the healthcare industry continues to build a robust technology infrastructure to support the provision of high-quality healthcare services. The collaboration with Oracle Cerner will support The Champion Hospital by creating a seamless healthcare experience. This agreement aligns with the facility’s vision of delivering the best global healthcare services in Kuwait without the need for citizens to seek overseas treatment.”
The EHR will enable access to a single, dependable, and integrated source of clinical information. Once operational, the platform is designed to enable caregivers’ rapid and secure access to a patient’s health information and therapies, allowing them to make better-educated decisions based on unique patient needs. It will also develop automated end-to-end clinical and business procedures to aid in the delivery of a smooth patient journey and high-quality treatment.
The Champion Hospital intends to design and implement a digital healthcare operation that will adapt to current and future healthcare market trends. The hospital is outfitted with sophisticated medical equipment to assist clinical and administrative personnel in providing superior medical treatment to patients.
Mr. Qabazard added, “We are also considering how a potential new vendor would support the training requirements of 1,000 employees. Working with Oracle Cerner will allow us to limit the technical burden on staff related to the technical aspects of the system, allowing them to focus on training on the new system and the provision of better patient care workflows. I believe having a partner that’s supportive and agile will be key to our success using the new system.”
Hani Elsayed, The Champion Hospital CIO, said, “By using Oracle Cerner, we will engage clinicians with individuals beyond the hospital walls and country borders. The technology will dramatically fast forward our ability to care for the community and strengthen the relationship between patients and clinicians in addition to helping us achieve the outcomes we aim for: quality, safety, and continuity of care. By implementing Cerner Millennium, caregivers will have instant access to the patient’s records across the continuum of care. The timeliness and availability of the data will enable providers to proactively provide care.”
Akram Sami, Vice President and Managing Director at Oracle Cerner, said, “We are honored to be chosen as the EHR provider for The Champion Hospital and are delighted to welcome the hospital to Oracle Cerner’s client community. With our solutions, it will be well-equipped with advanced technology to support its success in the new era of healthcare.”
Source – Cerner