Egyptian children’s cancer hospital to receive new HIT system
The Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation 57357 (CCHF) in Egypt announced yesterday that it has selected Cerner Corporation as the healthcare information technology (HIT) provider for Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357.
The hospital will use multiple Cerner Millennium® solutions to help clinicians provide care for an estimated 1,500 paediatric cancer patients each year. This implementation is part of Cerner’s growing worldwide business, which now includes clients on five continents and a global presence in more than 20 countries.
“Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 is focused on meeting the unique needs of each child and leveraging medical findings to help children in the whole community,” said Dr Sherif Abouelnaga, Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 Professor of Pediatric Oncology and Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Research and Outreach.
“We have partnered with Cerner to implement technology that will help us ensure safety and reliability in the delicate process of caring for pediatric cancer patients,” he said.
CCHF opened select areas in July 2007, treating more than 500 patients in its first four months of operation. A full grand opening is scheduled for the end of 2008/early 2009.
When complete, Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 the software will be used to automate nursing communication, intensive care unit operations, clinician documentation, image management, pharmacy and laboratory operations, medication administration processes, patient accounting and surgery operations.
“Our relationship with CCHF will help to link the findings from research and education by leveraging evidence-based care to transform clinical practice,” said Amr Mostafa, Cerner Middle East Director. “Cerner has the solutions to help the CCHF create a hospital that utilises leading-edge technology to provide clinicians with timely and easy access to information that is critical to patient care.”