First Hospital in Makkah to Receive this Global Recognition for the Use of Advanced Informatics to Improve Patient Care
Makkah, Saudi Arabia (April 3rd, 2018) Security Forces Hospital Makkah has achieved the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 6 using InterSystems TrakCare® unified Healthcare Information System.
The HIMSS EMRAM Model, developed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Chicago, USA, is an international benchmark for the use of advanced IT to improve patient care.
Security Forces Hospital Makkah is the First Hospital in the Holy Capital to achieve EMRAM Stage 6 in line with the standards of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The HIMSS Analytics EMRAM model employs an eight-stage (0-7) model that measures a hospital’s implementation and utilization of information technology.
Commenting on this important achievement, Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Alshareef, General Director of Security Forces Hospital Program Makkah said, “This international recognition is a result of the great progress made by the hospital in its journey towards creating a paperless work environment that contributes to the improvement of patient care, and is in line with the vision of the General Department of Medical Services at the Ministry of Interior to provide the best healthcare services to our patients.”
“The achievement of the HIMSS EMRAM stage 6 is a result of unified efforts, wise leadership and great commitment shown by the management of the hospital”, said Dr. Khalid Hassan Alzahrani, Assistant Program General Director of Security Forces Hospital Program Makkah. “The hospital has been able to set clear goals to improve the level of safety, decrease errors, and give priority to IT applications”, added Dr. Alzahrani
“We are proud of this important global recognition of achieving HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 and joining the world's leading hospitals that have successfully invested in advanced healthcare IT systems to improve the level of services they provide. This award is a testament to our commitment to use advanced technology to provide the best care for our patients, and we thank InterSystems for helping us achieve this important milestone', said Eng. Yasser Ibrahim Alkenani, Information and Communications Technology Department Director at Security Forces Hospital Program Makkah.
“Security Forces Hospital Makkah is no stranger to achieving the best standards,” said Michel Amous, Managing Director for the Middle East, Italy and India at InterSystems. “After receiving CBAHI accreditation (The Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutes) with the highest marks, Security Forces Hospital Makkah achieved HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6. We congratulate the hospital on this outstanding global achievement. InterSystems is proud to partner with Security Forces Hospital Makkah as we work together to deliver seamless patient care, improve efficiency and patient experience with the use of TrakCare.”
Security Forces Hospital Makkah Stage 6 award will be recognized at the upcoming HIMSS Conference in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.