The Clinical Information System (CIS) will go live at the Al Sadd Paediatric Emergency Centre (PEC), part of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), from April 24.
The PEC will replace existing patient clinical paper records system with a new electronic CIS. This is part of a planned rollout across HMC and Primary Health Care Corporation. Once the CIS implementation is complete, all patient records will be stored and accessed electronically across the two organisations.
This rollout follows the successful CIS implementation in seven HMC hospitals, some PECs, Dialysis Centres, Bone and Joint Centre and a number of health centres across the country.
Dr Khalid al-Ansari, medical director, Paediatrics Emergency Centres at HMC, said: “My team and I are excited about the implementation of the CIS, which will standardise processes and provide the best and safest patient care that we aspire for and are
always working to achieve.”
The CIS is a comprehensive system-wide implementation that has been designed in collaboration with clinicians. As it is a large project, a period of transition is expected during which, staff and patients will adjust to the new system. Staff will need to gather more information from patients to register them in the new system and this may mean that appointments take a little longer than usual.
Meanwhile, HMC has advised the patients to visit the primary health centres for all non-urgent cases as certain delays are anticipated during the implementation of the electronic application system.
HMC has also asked the patients to bring a valid patient health card to ensure quick, smooth and delay-freeregistration.
The importance of an electronic medical records system was set out in the National Health Strategy for Qatar, launched in 2011. To address this new national strategy, HMC and PHCC launched the CIS programme in 2012.
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