The three-year multi-million dirham technology-based health information system project will enhance the quality of health care delivery in public hospitals and health care centres across the country through rapid access to patients' important information. Wareed will virtually link all public sector medical establishments across the country and automate all healthcare processes supported by high-end data centers and network infrastructure.
"Wareed's stand alone participation at the 30th edition of Arab Health coincides with the project's coming of age having evolved from a conceptual blueprint to the actual implementation phase which will gradually unroll over the next two-and-a-half years to bring tangible and highly beneficial changes for end users and medical professionals alike," said His Excellency Humaid Mohamed Al Qutami, Minister of Health.
"The Arab Health platform is the ideal forum for Wareed and the Ministry of Health to share details of this highly aspirational project with the medical community and the UAE public at large and to also create awareness of this initiative in the rest of the region and among key international constituencies."
The Ministry of Health and the project manager, Hybrid Health Solutions (HHS), have already started introducing the Wareed technological platform at Ajman's Khalifa Hospital and its affiliated Musharif Medical Centre, both of which are expected to go live with Wareed on July 23rd. The two medical establishments were chosen as the pilots for this project based on an evaluation of criteria such as complexity levels and number of modules that could be utilized at the selected sites.
This is the first concrete step towards establishing a completely integrated electronic platform linking a total of 14 government run hospitals and their 68 affiliated clinics across the country. After July, every three months two hospitals along with the affiliated primary care centres will go live with the system that is expected to be phased out until October 2011. A total of 6,000 medical professionals will use the system once fully deployed.
The Ministry of Health has appointed Hybrid Health Solutions (HHS), a Dubai-based project management and solution providers, to manage the project, which will be implemented by a consortium of internationally renowned healthcare technology providers led by leading IT systems integration and consultancy Company, iCapital.
The consortium includes system providers, Cerner Corporation, a leading US IT Healthcare specialist, Gulf Business Machines (GBM), that will provide the hardware and networking infrastructure for Wareed, and Mubadala-owned, Injazat Data Systems, which will support Wareed with the data center infrastructure and management.