SAUDI ARABIA – Healthcare win for Saudi Arabia as King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has received global accreditation from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ (CHIME).

KFSH&RC has achieved a prestigious status dubbed the ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program for being at the forefront of innovating with healthcare information technology (IT) to improve patient safety and outcomes across the entire organization.

It has been recognized for the third time among leading healthcare facilities worldwide for leveraging advanced technologies to achieve meaningful outcomes, including access to data at the point of care and tools to engage patients and their families throughout their care journey.  

The leading tertiary & quaternary healthcare provider in the Middle East earns the latest accreditation based on international standards and performance indicators set by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’.

In an official statement, CHIME said: “The Most Wired survey and certification program serve as an all-inclusive “Digital Health Check” for healthcare organizations across the globe.”

The executive organization outlined that the survey criteria are beyond the traditional IT adoption rating as they predominantly access an organization’s programs, processes, and outcomes.

For the ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program, CHIME conducts an annual survey to evaluate how healthcare organizations worldwide effectively adopt advanced technologies into their clinical and operation programs to elevate the quality of care, safety, and outcomes,” the body informed.

CHIME further said that the data collected in the survey extensively covered various aspects of Information and Communications Technology, which led to King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre being bestowed the Most Wired recognition.

This is the fifth year CHIME has conducted the survey and awarded organizations for the ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program. More than 38,000 facilities were represented in the 2022 survey, presenting an increase from the number of facilities described in the previous year’s survey.

Moreover, the surveyors lauded KFSH&RC’s well-established infrastructure that enables advanced technological deployments, business continuity/resilience, integration engines, and patient portals.

The validation was also based on a review of the healthcare organization’s innovative data management and artificial intelligence-based analytics, population health systems, as well as supply chain management

KFSH&RC has proactively taken the lead by investing in machine learning, personalized medicine-driven care, and other state-of-the-art technologies to elevate healthcare and enhance patient and caregiver experiences,” CHIME underscored.

Speaking on the new status, Dr. Osama Alswailem, Chief Information Officer of KFSH&RC, expressed his gratitude to the leadership and clinical teams for working tirelessly to deliver the best quality care and patient experience.

This prestigious acknowledgment would not have been possible without the strategic, digital interoperability of our environment,” he said.

He further said that KFSH&RC seeks to provide excellence in regional care in the region in line with its transformation strategy to boost sector-wide innovation and collaboration.

The ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program is unique to the industry. It encourages organizations to evaluate their processes and commit to constantly improving their digital footprint to deliver today’s best patient care.” Dr. Osama added.

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