Elsevier has signed an agreement with Al Hammadi to adopt order sets and care planning solutions as part of hospitals' digital transformation.


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The agreement will see the implementation of Elsevier’s Order Sets and Care Planning solutions in all three Al Hammadi hospitals over the next five years

Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced an agreement with Al Hammadi Company for Development and Investment (Al Hammadi) to implement Elsevier’s Order Sets and Care Planning solutions in Al Hammadi hospitals across Saudi Arabia.

Al Hammadi currently oversees three large hospitals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Al Hammadi Hospital Al Olaya (300 beds), Al Hammadi Hospital Al Suwaidi (428 beds), and Al Hammadi Hospital Al Nuzha (600 beds).

Implementation of Order Sets and Care Planning solutions marks an important step of digital transformation for the hospital. The Saudi Arabian government is encouraging hospitals to harness technology optimizing patient care by putting hospitals with HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 accreditations or above in higher reimbursement plans. The first step in the agreement with Elsevier will be to complete the implementation phase by the end of 2018.

Al Hammadi CEO Mohammad Bin Mohammed Al Hammadi said: “We are delighted to add Elsevier’s solutions to our hospitals to support us in achieving Stage 6 HIMSS EMRAM accreditation. The agreement is a statement of how our commitment to digital transformation will deliver excellent outcomes in our hospitals.”

Al Hammadi will join a growing number of hospitals in the region to implement Elsevier’s Clinical Decision Support Solutions. Last year, following the implementation of Order Sets and Care Planning solutions, the Al Habib Medical Group achieved HIMSS EMRAM stage 6.

Elsevier Clinical Solutions in EMEALAAP managing director Tim Hawkins said: “The agreement with Al Hamadi is a step closer to Elsevier’s goal of supporting hospitals around the world to improve clinical outcomes. Hospitals are by nature complex environments, and clearly defined and documented care plans, structured assessment tools, and clinical decision support for doctors can achieve a more consistent delivery of care and improve outcomes for patients.”

Elsevier’s Clinical Decision Support Solutions focus on driving operational efficiencies through improving communication and increasing access to evidence-based guidelines. Orders Sets quickly translate knowledge into actionable orders, while Care Planning allows the integration evidence-based, patient-centered care planning directly into the hospitals’ EHR.

Source: Company Press Release