Saudi Arabia hospital achieves HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 EMRAM

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital pointed to the implementation of InterSystems’ TrakCare health information system in helping it move from Stage 6 to Stage 7 in less than two years.
By Bernie Monegain
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King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital became the first hospital in the Middle East and one of only nine hospitals outside North America to achieve the Stage 7 recognition. 

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital has reached Stage 7, the pinnacle on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, known as EMRAM.

KKESH becomes the first hospital in the Middle East to earn this global recognition, an achievement that also puts KKESH in an elite group of nine hospitals outside North America to accomplish Stage 7. The designation indicates the hospital is employing the highest level of clinical information technology and advanced safety features to provide top care.

KKESH demonstrated significant quality of care and efficiency improvements following the implementation of TrakCare from Cambridge, Mass.-based InterSystems, hospital officials noted.

TrakCare provided KKESH with a unified healthcare information system, consolidating all patient administration and clinical information in a single data repository with a common user interface, while also integrating KKESH’s existing systems.

Hospital officials credit TrakCare’s advanced clinical functionality with helping them achieve HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 five months after deployment and Stage 7 in less than two years.

The hospital’s paperless environment has led to cost-savings and directly impacted efficiency of staff members in emergency situations, they assert.

HIMSS Analytics global vice president John Daniels called KKESH one of the most paperless hospitals on the planet.

“They did not have any folders or charts on the wards to store paper because they were not creating any paper documentation,” Daniels explained. “All clinical documentation is captured in the EMR by nurses, physicians and allied health professionals from the emergency room to the ward, during resuscitations, and in the operating room.”

King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital will be recognized at the Ministry of Health and HIMSS Middle East Conference 2016 from October 12-13, 2016, at the Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

Twitter: @Bernie_HITN
Email the writer: bernie.monegain@himssmedia.com


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