Marion Laboratories in south Kansas CityHamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Cerner have signed an agreement to automate the public health system in Qatar, including all Hamad hospitals and primary healthcare centres.

HMC will deploy Cerner Millennium architecture, a unified health IT computing platform that will enable Qatari health professionals to improve safety, quality and efficiency.

The system is expected to provide evidence-based practices and improve the clinical care processes.

HMC will be able to capture and research health data across medical encounters and medical facilities providing repositories for ongoing research and disease management for the Supreme Council of Health.

HMC clinical information systems medical, academic and research affairs deputy chief Abdulwahab Al Musleh said access to the evidence based clinical information will ensure best clinical guidelines for patients.

"This technology will be at the clinician’s fingertips for health staff within HMC Medical Corporation hospitals and primary healthcare centres, allowing them to make informed decisions about their patients," Al Musleh said.

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HMC health information systems executive director Abdulla Al Emadi said the partnership with Cerner is a key stepping stone in its efforts to achieve excellence through the implementation of technology.

Image caption: HMC will deploy Cerner Millennium architecture to automate the public health system in Qatar (Photo credit: Americasroof).