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Ain Al Khaleej Hospital, Abu Dhabi, Achieves HIMSS Analytics EMRAMSM Stage 6

ABU DHABI, UAE (14 NOVEMBER 2016) – HIMSS Analytics announced today that Ain Al Khaleej Hospital has achieved the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption ModelSM (EMRAMSM) Stage 6, an international benchmark for the use of advanced IT to improve patient care.

HIMSS Analytics developed the EMRAMSM in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. There are eight stages (0 – 7) that measure a hospital's implementation and utilization of information technology applications. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0 – 7), hospitals can review the implementation and utilization of information technology applications with the intent of reaching Stage 7, which represents an advanced electronic patient record environment.

“Achieving HIMSS Stage 6 is a major step towards realizing our vision of giving the best patient care and service to the population of Al Ain. Our mission is to advance the quality of our healthcare services by explicitly following the standards defined by certification bodies along with our preferred health information system partner CSC," said Dr. Abdalla Almemari, Vice Chairman and Chief Medical Officer, Ain Al Khaleej Hospital.

  • Computerized physician order entry (CPOE)
  • Closed loop medication administration - 5 rights
  • Structured clinical documentation
  • Clinical decision support system
  • Online automated filmless radiology related processes
  • Intelligent pharmacy inventory and dispensing management
  • Barcoding process for pharmacy items, medication and patient identification

The hospital has implemented the Closed Loop Medication Administration (CLMA) process in order to ensure the 5 rights of Medication administration is followed where patient safety is a primary objective. Nursing care is aided with the defined documentation standards by Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) and other accreditation bodies to ensure the proper documentation during patient care.

“Ain Al Khaleej Hospital has made great progress implementing information technologies on its journey to achieve a near paperless electronic medical record environment. I am confident they will succeed in their efforts to reach Stage 7 soon,” added John H. Daniels, Global Vice President, Healthcare Advisory Services Group HIMSS Analytics.

Ain Al Khaleej Hospital was awarded at the recently concluded UAE eHealth Week 2016.

About Ain Al Khaleej Hospital

Ain Al Khaleej Hospital is established to provide world-class, specialized and superior healthcare complemented by a warm and personalized human touch to the growing population of Al Ain. The Hospital started providing service by first quarter of 2012 as the Private Tertiary hospital under the auspices of the new Health Authority for Abu Dhabi (HAAD), using the new standards.
The hospital has been conceived as a world-class medical institution offering quality and affordable medical care and is equipped with the best and the most advanced facilities in treatment, equipment and diagnosis supported by the cutting-edge technology and has reached accreditations from JCIA and CAP.
For more information: http://ak-hospital.com/

About HIMSS Analytics

HIMSS Analytics is a global healthcare IT market intelligence, research and standards organization assisting clientele in both healthcare delivery and healthcare technology solutions business development to make lasting improvements in efficiency and performance. HIMSS Analytics, a wholly owned subsidiary of HIMSS headquartered in Burlington, Vermont, U.S., is the healthcare research and advisory firm for healthcare organizations, health IT companies, governmental entities, financial, pharmaceutical, consulting and emerging technology solution partners.

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