Epic EHR now live at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in Saudi Arabia

Hospital CEO said it is the first in Saudi Arabia to go-live on Epic.
By Bernie Monegain
02:43 PM
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Epic EHR live in Saudi Arabia

Credit: John Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in Saudi Arabia is live on its Epic System EHR, executives announced today. It is Epic’s first implementation in the Kingdom.

JHAH CEO Daniele Rigamonti, MD, said the system is the first Epic shop in Saudi Arabia. 

“This is a landmark step toward achieving our vision, which is to be a regional leader in clinical outcomes and the advancement of health professions and marks a new era in healthcare at JHAH.”

Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Company – JHAH – is the result of a joint venture between Saudi Aramco, a world leader in energy, and Johns Hopkins Medicine, a leading academic health system. The organization is designed to drive and boost community wellbeing by providing innovative, integrated and patient-centered care to Saudi Aramco’s employees and healthcare beneficiaries.

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The new HR also provides data and utilization analytics to help leadership and staff make real-time adjustments to best serve patients, Epic executives noted.

“It’s our first project in the Kingdom, and our teams were both very excited to go live,” Epic President Carl Dvorak added. “The JHAH team has been very focused on making technology work for both the provider and the patient.”

About 1,000 trained staff members were on site to provide technical support for the go live. Epic executives say they provided 50,000 hours of training to the JHAH staff. Fourteen percent of eligible patients pre-registered for My Chart, Epic’s online patient portal. 

Fifteen thousand patients had pre-registered for MyChart, and an additional 11,000 registered in the days following, according to Epic.

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