Meanwhile, Mubaraka Ibrahim, director, Health Information Systems Department, MOHAP, explained, "Cerner will provide the Ministry with the essential solutions and services needed to develop and manage Wareed, including licenses, software and technical support. Cerner will also implement its CareAware ® connectivity architecture - a comprehensive systemwide approach for device connectivity, alarm management and care team communication - across key facilities. We are also excited to open four smart maternity rooms that will be supported by Cerner's technology and infrastructure. Through these expanded services and technologies, the Ministry hopes to realize reduced hospital costs and expenses, and also further the development, enhancement and improvement of health care services in the UAE."Under the new, long-term agreement, Cerner will work with the Ministry to implement an anesthesia management program and family encoding license system (meds barcoding) for Al Baraha Hospital. These advanced functionalities will support achievement of Stage 6 on the ambulatory Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model SM by HIMSS Analytics, an international organization that measures the level of clinical IT system adoption. In addition, MOHAP will have access to Cerner associates who will manage a centralized help desk, learning and adoption services, clinical leadership and reporting and device integration. The opportunity to leverage Cerner's global presence as the health system's needs change will give MOHAP greater flexibility of its skills and resources. Cerner will also work with new graduates from universities in the UAE to train the local workforce in clinical informatics. Michael Pomerance, vice president and managing director, Cerner Middle East and Africa, said, "Through this alignment, we will leverage the talent and resources of both organizations to help tackle the significant health challenges of the next decade and beyond. Cerner's health care management platform is positioned to help the Ministry realize its vision of providing more proactive care. This next chapter will enable us to better transform the delivery of health and care across the UAE."
Since 2014, Cerner has provided on-site IT support across all MOHAP facilities for clinical information systems as well as operational and infrastructure management services. Cerner has worked intensely with MOHAP to implement health IT solutions based on the unified Cerner Millennium ® EHR, align IT services with industry best practices and establish an award-winning online patient portal, which helps manage populations' health and connects patients with providers to access their health histories.For more information about the MoHAP and Cerner relationship, watch this video, " Partnering for a smarter UAE." About Cerner Cerner's health information technologies connect people, information and systems at more than 25,000 provider facilities worldwide. Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. The company also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients' clinical, financial and operational needs. Cerner's mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities. Nasdaq: CERN. For more information about Cerner, visit cerner.com, read our blog at blogs.cerner.com, connect with us on Twitter at twitter.com/cerner and on Facebook at facebook.com/cerner. Our website, blog, Twitter account and Facebook page contain a significant amount of information about Cerner, including financial and other information for investors.
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