COUNTRY FOCUS : JORDAN
King Abdullah University Hospital recently embarked on its Digital Transformation journey as part of a wider strategy to modernise the legacy healthcare information system that had multiple technical issues and left many users within the hospital dissatisfied . Eng Anas Matalka , IT Director , King Abdullah University Hospital , tells us how the hospital computerised its healthcare information system in an effort to go paperless .
King Abdullah University Hospital is Jordan ’ s first fully computerised hospital
Digital Transformation is sweeping
across almost every industry , including healthcare . One hospital that recently embarked on its Digital Transformation journey is King Abdullah University Hospital , one of the largest in Jordan . With help from DXC Technology , the hospital has designed , installed and implemented a state-of-the-art healthcare information system that provides end-to-end information while helping control costs and improve patient care .
King Abdullah University Hospital ( KAUH ) serves nearly 1 million local residents . As part of its mission to be a leading healthcare facility , it provides advanced patient services from several locations . It ’ s also a teaching hospital affiliated with the Jordan University of Science and Technology .
While KAUH strives to have the best possible technologies and devices , its legacy healthcare information system had multiple technical issues and left many users within the hospital dissatisfied .
To improve this situation , King Abdullah University Hospital chose DXC to help implement a health information system that provided secure , end-toend information services . These services would include data analysis and various administrative functions .
DXC first helped KAUH develop a new IT infrastructure . Then the two partners implemented the healthcare information system and integrated the hospital ’ s various services .
“ We rely on DXC completely to provide our electronic services ,” said Eng Anas Matalka , IT Director , King Abdullah University Hospital .
State of the art information
Among the project ’ s main initiatives was a computerised medical file containing complete details on all the hospital ’ s patients . This information needed to be available , easily and quickly , to the
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