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InterSystems TrakCare leading in the Middle East

InterSystems Corporation today signed a landmark deal to provide its TrakCare healthcare information system (HIS) to the new Sharjah Teaching Hospital. The 210-bed Sharjah Teaching Hospital is in the final phase of completion and is expected to receive the first patient in the first quarter of 2010. The state-of-the-art hospital will be the leading teaching hospital in the region, offering world-class healthcare services. Situated adjacent to the Medical and Health Sciences campus of the University of Sharjah, and the Sharjah Medical Excellence Cluster, the Hospital will provide the residents of Sharjah, the UAE, and the region unique and unprecedented access to the leading medical experts and the applications of the latest developments in medical research. InterSystems TrakCare, the leading Web-based HIS, will be deployed in all areas of the hospital. The system will allow the clinicians and other clinical staff immediate secured access to the seamless integrated electronic patient information from all departments and laboratories, at all times. The system will also streamline all aspects of patients’ admission and discharge through the online accurate processing of all the relevant information associated with each patient. Sharjah’s investment in TrakCare is another demonstration of the hospital’s commitment to ensuring it has the very best resources to provide the best possible healthcare services to the patients.

‘From the very beginning of this important project we have made every effort to ensure the realisation of His Highness’ vision for the hospital to be the beacon for quality healthcare services in the region,” said Dr. Amr Abdel-Hamid, Special Advisor to His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, ‘The buildings are magnificent and the selected medical facilities are outstanding by all standards. Our team conducted a very thorough analysis of all the offers we received from the leading suppliers of patient management systems and found TrakCare to be the most appropriate for our needs. The signing of this agreement is the climax of major efforts by many specialists from both sides.during the last twelve months,’ added Dr. Amr Abdel-Hamid. ‘TrakCare and the associated infrastructure are additional examples of our resolve to use state-of-the-art technologies to support patient care, scientific research and the education and training of medical and health students at the University of Sharjah.’ said Dr, Hossam Hamdi, Vice Chancellor for the Medical and Health Science Colleges at the Univeristy of Sharjah. ‘Our strategic imperative is to utilise the best available technologies to enable our clinical staff to provide high-quality healthcare while maintaining the efficiency of our operations.’ Dr. Yaseen Hayajneh, Director of Information Technology at Sharjah Teaching Hospital, added, ‘TrakCarewill improve patient outcomes and service by effectively and efficiently automating and streamlining hospital operations. It will have a major impact on processes such as results reporting and order entry as well as provide access to diagnostic images and patient information coupled with electronic documentation. In addition, it will lead to improved communication between clinical and administrative staffs of the hospital. We look forward to the system’s full implementation and to reaping the benefits of this investment.’ InterSystems will work closely with the hospital team over the coming months to implement the solution. Sharjah Teaching Hospital has no legacy HIS systems but TrakCare will need to be integrated with some additional essential applications, including a document management system, a Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) and core back office applications. This integration is key to realising one of the primary benefits of TrakCare: its detailed business intelligence and management information.

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