Cerner, Children's National to Help UAE Pediatric Center with Health IT | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Cerner, Children's National to Help UAE Pediatric Center with Health IT

February 15, 2018
by Rajiv Leventhal
| Reprints

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, the only pediatric hospital in the United Arab Emirates, has entered into an agreement with Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Health System to form a health IT strategic partnership.

The partnership is an extension of The Bear Institute for Health Innovation, a Children's National collaboration with Cerner Corporation, according to officials. Per the terms of the deal, Cerner, the electronic health record (EHR) company based in Kansas City, Mo., will serve in a strategic advisory role to guide Al Jalila Children's in effectively using health IT to deliver high-quality care for children across the Gulf Cooperation Council and the region.

Formed in 2013, The Bear Institute is a partnership created between Children's National Health System and Cerner to advance evidence-based pediatric medicine through technological innovation. The Bear Institute has rolled out dozens of solutions to some 3,000 caregivers across the Children's National health system. 

"We're excited to enter into this new collaboration with Al Jalila Children's and, with the support of Cerner, plan to bring our best practices in patient-centered health IT to children in the UAE," said Kurt Newman, M.D., president and CEO of Children's National.

Added Mohamed Alawadhi, M.D., chief operating officer of Al Jalila Children's, “As the only children's hospital in the UAE and one among the few in the Middle East, we are constantly striving to provide the best possible care for patients, and this includes excellence in service delivery and subsequent patient satisfaction. At Al Jalila Children's, we have adopted global industry practices for IT, and with the signing of this agreement with Children's National, we aim to achieve a robust system with advanced and evidence-based pediatric care clinical pathways that will assist in providing high-level medical care to children in the UAE and the region."

Get the latest information on Health IT and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More

Topics

News

White House Proposes Restructuring, Renaming HHS as Part of Broad Reorganization Plan

A sweeping government reorganization plan released by the White House Thursday proposes restructuring and renaming HHS, including moving many public assistance programs from USDA to HHS.

CMS Introduces Data Element Library

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the launch of its Data Element Library (DEL), with the overarching goal to support the exchange of electronic health information.

Data Breach at Health Billing Company Exposes PHI of 270,000 People

A healthcare data breach at Med Associates, a Lathan, N.Y.-based health billing company, that may have exposed the protected health information (PHI) of 270,000 people, according to local media reports.

CMS to Host Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host the first Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the General Services Administration national headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.

House Passes Bill to Align HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill designed to align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA for the purposes of health care treatment, payment, and operations. One goal of the change is so that care can be better coordinated and providers can have appropriate access to all of a patient’s medical record, including information about substance use disorders.

MedStar Health Awarded Grant to Pilot Apps for Patient-Reported Outcome Data

A team of researchers from Maryland-based MedStar Health has been awarded an 18-month contract from AHRQ to support the development and testing of technical tools and apps that can be used to collect patient-reported outcome data.