iSOFT recently announced that its Middle East and Africa division won a two-year deal to implement its hospital information system and a LabCentre solution at Al Khadra Hospital in Tripoli, Libya. The agreement is worth US$ 1 million. iSOFT’s eHIS solution will be implemented at Al Khadra private hospital in two phases in partnership with Alshada Pharmaceutical & Medical Equipment in Tripoli.
Al Khadra, with more than 580 beds and 700 staff, has been a pioneer in many surgical procedures in Libya, such as urology, endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery. eHIS will provide point-of-care access to patient medical records to inform clinical decisions and so speed diagnoses and improve the quality of care. Integrated with the iSOFT LabCentre laboratory information system, clinical staff can request pathology tests and review and analyse results online. Faster turnaround of pathology tests again helps doctors make timely clinical decisions and improve treatment. iSOFT’s utive Chairman & CEO, Gary Cohen, said: “This deal opens a new market for us in Northern Africa and expands our global footprint to 37 countries. Together with our recent agreements in Honduras and Mexico, this deal demonstrates our growing international influence of iSOFT as one of the world’s biggest health IT companies. It also proves that there is an untapped stream of potential growth opportunities for businesses with a global outlook.”