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King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Family Medicine Clinic, Riyadh becomes the first HIMSS Analytics Primary Care EMRAM Stage 7 Organization in the Middle East

HIMSS Analytics is proud to announce that King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Family Medicine Clinic (KFSH-FMC), Riyadh, has achieved Stage 7 of the Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (PC-EMRAM). The attainment of this Award makes KFSH-FMC the first organization to achieve Stage 7 in the Middle East and the first PC-EMRAM Stage 7 Organization outside North America.

KFSH-FMC is renowned for offering a comprehensive suite of medical care by leveraging its top-notch facilities, innovative technology, world-class physicians and excellence in patient service.

HIMSS Analytics developed the Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (PC-EMRAM) in 2012 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of EMR systems at primary care facilities. HIMSS Analytics ranks primary care facilities in eight stages (0-7) with stage 7 representing the highest level of EMR adoption.

"Being the first PC-EMRAM Stage 7 organization outside of the US to receive this distinction speaks vastly of the focus the Kingdom and its Leaders have placed on healthcare. That combined with the dedication & commitment of KFSH&RC staff shows that we are equipped and focused on constantly improving patient care," said Dr Qasim Al Qasabi MD, FRCSI, FACS, Chief Executive Office of King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital Family Medicine Clinic includes the following sections:

  1. Family Medicine – comprised of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics / Gynecology, Travel Medicine and Occupational Health

  2. Polyclinics – comprised of Medical, Pediatrics, and Orthopedic,

Family Medicine is responsible for primary and secondary health care needs of approximately 35,000 employees and their eligible dependents. The clinic sees an average of 500-600 patients daily. Family Medicine is also responsible for screening potential local hires, providing preventive medical measures for food handlers, pesticide workers, sewage maintenance personnel, and for following-up on tuberculosis and chickenpox contacts.

Its Polyclinics perform assessments and referrals to the subspecialty clinics for patients requiring tertiary care. They also provide clinical service to patients with inter-current problems and follow-up treatment for patients from the Emergency Room.

"It was very easy to validate King Faisal Specialist Hospital Family Medicine Clinic at Stage 7 of the Primary Care EMRAM," said John Daniels, Global Vice President, Healthcare, Advisory Services Group, HIMSS Analytics. "Not only do they have a paperless care environment supported by a strong governance strategy, the exceptional patient portal allows the clinic to better support their patients and encourages patients to actively participate in their own care process."

King Faisal Specialist Hospital Family Medicine Clinic will be recognized at the HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2015 on December 7 – 10 2015, held in the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Visit www.himssanalyticsasia.org for more information on the Stage 7 award.

For media enquiries and interviews, please contact:

Melissa Leong
Marketing and Strategic Relations Manager
HIMSS Asia Pacific
D: +65 6664 1182
E: mleong@himss.org

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Melissa Leong
Marketing and Strategic Relations Manager
Email: mleong@himss.org
Direct: +65 6664 1182