New clinical information system to go live at The Cuban Hospital
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has announced the roll out of the Clinical Information System for The Cuban Hospital is due to take place on the weekend of 7 August 2015.
During the go live, The Cuban Hospital will replace their existing paper patient clinical records system with the new electronic Clinical Information System (CIS). This is part of a phased roll out across HMC and Primary Healthcare Corporation (PHCC). When it is complete, all patient records will be stored and accessible electronically across the two organizations.
Women’s Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital, the National Center for Cancer Care and Research, Heart Hospital and Al Khor Hospital, as well as a number of PHCC clinics have already rolled out the CIS system over the last 12 months with a positive impact.
Through the implementation of this system at The Cuban Hospital, clinicians and healthcare providers will be able to access a patient’s healthcare history, prescription information, clinical notes and other important information electronically. The system will change the way all staff work across HMC and PHCC, supporting us to integrate care across multiple provider sites.
As a result we expect there to be period of transition, while staff and patients adjust. The Cuban Hospital staff will need to gather more information from patients, in order to register them in the new system, which may mean that appointments will take a little longer than usual.