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King Fahd Specialist Hospital launches first annual IT services forum

Saudi Arabia: Sunday, January 20 - 2013 @ 10:53

This step is to keep pace with the growing development of the health sector in Saudi Arabia to enhance the quality of the health services by taking the advantage of modern technologies.

Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Shaibani, Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, explained and noted that the forum’s discussion will focus on some important development files in the hospital, especially the electronic medical record which is the advanced digital alternative of the medical manual record. It is an international modern technique that downplays the error rates while entering or amending the patient data, as well as saving a lot of effort and cost, through an electronic system with an automatic reviewer to correct the patient’s information and data entered into the system and usually related processes of diagnosis, treatment, reading test results, reports, x-rays, and alert deadlines in clinics.

Dr. Omar Al-Ghamdi, Associate Executive Director of IT services, emphasized the importance of security and confidentiality of patient information, King Fahd Specialist Hospital is committed to protect its information from any prejudice or breach may affect its safety, and this is what will be presented at the forum table of IT services, Through awareness of the need to ensure the reliability of the sources of the information obtained and to be modified by authorized persons to protect and preserve the confidentiality of the information.

Al-Ghamdi added, “The technological capabilities of IT in KFSH-D are growing in conjunction with the health growing of hospital facilities, which puts us as a specialized department to carry the responsibility of preparing and planning for King Khalid Medical City project, and put all the perceptions of what we will add as visions, perceptions, and advanced technology programs, which is very important today to ensure quality and integrity of the infrastructure of King Khalid Medical City.”

Since the IT department in KFSH-D gained the global ISO certification, there will be a lot of rival companies of manufacturing the clinical software to participate in the first annual forum of IT services to offer competitive products suit the requirements of the hospital in all specialized medical fields.

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