Al Amiri Hospital undergoes digital transformation

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Nigara Falls: The presidential hospital of the Kuwait government, Al Amiri Hospital, has completed the implementation of Harris QCPR at its state-of-the-art 415 bed expansion.

Al Amiri is a leader in Kuwait’s digital transformation and this first step has streamlined the patient registration and clinical documentation processes at the healthcare organization while increasing patient safety, provider efficiency and promoting standardization of care.

The project’s success was the result of a tight collaboration between Amiri’s experts with Virtus Health IT, a leading Kuwait Health IT service provider, and Harris Healthcare.

With this implementation, Al Amiri is one step closer to achieving its vision of digital transformation. Harris Healthcare Vice President Dave Gersh said: “It’s our honor to work with Al Amiri and Virtus staff and witness the formidable results brought about by the deployment of the QCPR enterprise-wide solution.” Gersh adds: “We look forward to growing with Amiri and Virtus in Kuwait.”

By eliminating manual entries, Amiri Hospital’ nurses and physicians can now spend more quality time with patients and are promptly made aware of critical changes in their status. The system has been of great utility in CAMA (Covid-19 Acute Management Area).

Virtus’ Program Manager Adnan Al Rayes said , “We have had a great collaboration with Harris Healthcare’s clinical and technical teams to examine and evaluate how we could enhance Amiri Hospital’ workflow processes so that we not only improved the patient care experience but streamlined clinical practices.

Pictured is Harris Healthcare’s Vice President Dave Gersh and Deputy Director Anwar Alrashed of Al Amiri Hospital along with Adnan Al Rayes, VIRTUS Program Manager and Harris Healthcare and Virtus staff.

Furthermore, we have integrated several first of a kind capability such as a Smart Pharmacy, ePrescription, Patient Portal, and Telemedicine; all of which are focused on making people’s lives better, from the patient to the clinician at the bedside and all the way through the health system. The current deployment is all set to serve as a Health Information exchange platform for the Amiri Governorate.”

Harris Healthcare is focused on building innovative solutions to address the healthcare challenges faced globally, such as the shortage of human resources and funds. “We’ve reengineered the clinical documentation process for clinicians. Our streamlined clinical documentation workflow and intuitive design help save precious time and effort for busy clinicians,” said Gersh.

The 418-bed Amiri hospital was built in 1980’s and expanded by adding the Sabah Al Ahmed Cardiology and Thunayan Al Ghanem Gastroenterology centers. In 2012, as part of its vision to expand the nation’s bed-capacity from 7,500 (in 2010) to 13,000 beds (in 2022), the Government of Kuwait awarded the contract for the construction of a design-build 415-bed extension to Amiri Hospital to the joint venture lead by The Al Essa Group a core member of Virtus Holding. The expansion project was handed over in November 2018.

Pictured is Harris Healthcare’s Vice President Dave Gersh and Deputy Director Anwar Alrashed of Al Amiri Hospital along with Adnan Al Rayes, VIRTUS Program Manager and Harris Healthcare and Virtus staff.

The project consists of a new story tower, including 381 inpatient and 34 outpatient beds. The program includes ICU, CCU, Dialysis, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Outpatient Clinics, Physical Therapy and Laboratories.

With a robust Computing Infrastructure platform that supports state-of-the-art technologies, ranging from an EHR (Harris QCPR) – enabled Hospital Information System, a smart pharmacy, a Perioperative system (Picis) and a patient portal, the new Amiri expansion has earned the repute of being one of the most IT Enabled healthcare facility driving Digital Transformation in Kuwait.

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