KKESH has been awarded Stage 7 on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) by HIMSS for the second time consecutively, becoming the first hospital in Middle East to achieve this global recognition.
KKESH has achieved a great success in implementing Stage 7 standards, as it passed the evaluation process without any comments. Stage 7 is considered the highest level in HIMSS.
According to this classification, KKESH has achieved all the requirements for Stage 7 by implementing and using IT in all medical records, clinical services, laboratory, imaging, pharmacy, medical documentation, detecting dispensing errors and dealing with them, as well as using IT in analyzing medical data to enhance making decision, facilitate and speed up the processes, and increase revenue from available resources.
His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz AlRajhi, CEO at KKESH, said that the hospital has been awarded Stage 7 on EMRAM by HIMSS as a part of hospital strategies to transform into a smart hospital in order to achieve one of Saudi 2030 Vision and National Transformation Program goals and objectives.
AlRajhi added that the support and attention of the wise leadership to the health sector contributed to overcome all obstacles and provide support to the health sector to provide and improve its services to all citizens.
He also explained that the constant follow-up and contact from H.E. Minister of Health contributed to the hospital’s success in implementing many programs and plans, especially in improving electronic services to provide easier and more advanced services to patients.
The CEO stated that the hospital achievement was as a result of all hospital’s staff efforts which prove that they are highly qualified and competent.
“The hospital is witnessing significant transformation in improving performance, applying the rules of organizational change management, digital transformation, increasing the standards level of providing medical services and benefiting from global expertise and experiences in this field to be a pioneer in the Saudi health sector, in which Vision 2030 has developed an integrated strategy to move to a new stage of working methods and the concept of providing health service," AlRajhi said.
It is worth mentioning that HIMSS is one of the world’s leading societies which measures healthcare facilities digital maturity relative to their EMR capabilities, their ability to improve patient experience and the quality of health services provided to patients. A limited number of healthcare facilities worldwide were able to achieve Stage 7 validation.