Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hakeem, finally something to brag about!!

Hakeem is the first national e-Health initiative in Jordan. The program aims to facilitate and improve the healthcare services, by providing real time and up to date electronic medical information throughout the public health system. Through Hakeem, EHS will invest specialized resources in implementing a proven digital platform that supports the storage, retrieval and updating of the electronic health records (EHR) of patients cared for by all of the participating healthcare facilities in Jordan.

Hakeem allows clinicians to view their patients (EHR) using their national ID number, which will include comprehensive procedural and surgical reports, current medications, allergies, medical and surgical history, as well as hospitalization and clinic visit notes. In addition, it will provide online access to lab results and digital radiological exams.

The system will alert the ordering provider of critical lab results, drug interactions and it will remind providers when their patient is due for certain exams or tests. These capabilities of the system will allow for better management of chronic illnesses, earlier detection of disease, improved safety and quality of care.

At later stages of the project, a bar code medication control and management system will be deployed. This function will dramatically increase patient safety by ensuring accurate admission of medications, and will contribute to the reduction of medication waste and prescription duplication. (

And this implementation is utilizing open source software and technologies as much as possible and its now operating the outpatient clinics in Prince Hamzeh Hospital and Amman Comprehensive Center, its also used in the Surgery rooms and inpatient wards of Prince Hamzeh Hospital, seems that we are doing good job and I hope that people will realize how important is this project to Jordan as it will open new streams of businesses, jobs and education paths.

إدعولنا بالتوفيق والنجاح وإن شاء الله سوف يكون واحد من أكبر الإنجازات الأردنية والعربية على صعيد التكنولوجيا بشكل عام والتكنولوجيا الصحية بشكل خاص

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