Hospital information system survey in Qatar

Rashid Al-Ali, Shane Reti, Henry Feldman, Charles Safran, Rashid Niaz, Alistair Erskine, Ahmed Elmagarmid, Abdulwahab Al-Musleh

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Abstract

Healthcare can be enhanced by the effective use of information technology to improve the quality and safety of care and many healthcare providers are adopting advanced health information technology to improve their healthcare delivery process. Qatar is a relatively young Middle Eastern country with an ambitious and progressive national strategy to develop its healthcare system, including an advanced e-health infrastructure delivering the right medical information at the right time to clinicians and patients. To assess the effectiveness of such programs, it is important to have a pre-intervention baseline from which comparisons, performance against target measures and forward thinking strategic planning can be grounded. This study presents the first published campus wide survey of Hospital Information Systems in large public and private hospitals in Qatar. Objective: To qualitatively assess and describe the current state of Hospital Information Systems in large hospitals in Qatar, and to establish a baseline or reference point for Qatar's readiness for, and adoption of Hospital Information Systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages1
Edition1-2
ISBN (Print)9781614992882
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 20 Aug 201323 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number1-2
Volume192
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period20/8/1323/8/13

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Keywords

  • Electronic Health Records (EHR)
  • Hospital Information Systems (HIS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Al-Ali, R., Reti, S., Feldman, H., Safran, C., Niaz, R., Erskine, A., Elmagarmid, A., & Al-Musleh, A. (2013). Hospital information system survey in Qatar. In MEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (1-2 ed.). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 192, No. 1-2). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-959