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Jazan: Comprehensive EMR Adopted at 5 Healthcare Centers
19 December 2017
According to Jazan Health Affairs, the comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) has been adopted at five healthcare centers for the first time in the region, namely:  Al-Qa‘aria, Mukhattat (5), Mahallia, Al-Ma‘bouj, Al-Jabal Healthcare Centers.
 
“The system is designed to promote the health services provided, through saving the patient’s EMR data, to elimiate the paper-based transactions, as through data sharing among the departments of health institutions, up to performance indicators that ensure the promotion of health services across the region; in an endeavor to enable future access to the data of service beneficiaries at any healthcare centers in the region”, added Jazan Health Affairs.
 
The Affairs also highlighted the importance of health information systems in boosting the health services towards a comprehensive quality, training the centers’ staff, and enhancing their skills, to keep pace with the transformation from the paper-based to the digital system.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has recently launched the (e-health) App. to facilitate access to visual medical consultations on smartphones. In so doing, MOH seeks to employ cutting-edge technologies to enhance effective communication with service beneficiaries, and to provide them with the needed specialized medical consultations.
 
According to MOH, the first stage of the new App. will cover the Northern Borders, Asir, Tabuk, Jazan, Najran and Al-Jouf Health Affairs. The, the App will be used across the Kingdom, Allah Willing.
 
The App. is designed to enable audio-video communication from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. during working days, and from 1 p.m. to 12 a.m. on weekends. Accordingly, users can login into the App., communicate directly with a specialist, and have their cases diagnosed through the App. Hence, the specialist can answer the users' inquiries, provide the needed medical consultation and the necessary medical procedure.
 
 
 



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