Qatar taps Healthcare Solutions for integration work

By Bernie Monegain
10:24 AM

The Ministry of Health in Qatar will integrate its healthcare information system, PACS and blood analyzers, at the Medical Commission facility.

The ministry awarded a contract for the supply, installation, training and support of an HL7 interface engine to Healthcare Solutions (HCS), a consulting firm that is part of the Al Babtain Group.

HCS will do the integration work using the InterSystems Ensemble’s rapid integration and development platform from InterSystems Corp., headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. in the United States.

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HCS has had a partnership with InterSystems since 2002, supplying and supporting a number of InterSystems products in healthcare facilities throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

The Ensemble product has been rated by KLAS Enterprises, a U.S.-based research group in the health information technology sector, as the No. 1 interface engine for 2008, the third consecutive year Ensemble placed first in the KLAS research.

Ensemble has been used in the Gulf region by Dubai Healthcare City for the last three years.

Adel Eid, operations manager of HCS in Dubai stated, “We are very honored to be awarded this contract by the Ministry of Heath, Qatar. The new Integration engine will ensure the accurate and rapid movement of critical healthcare information between existing systems installed at the Medical Commission, resulting in total solution reliability and improvements in the quality of care that patients receive. The medical commission is a critical mission healthcare facility that needs robust, reliable system with continuous availability.”

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