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Thoracic Surgery Saves a Woman at King Faisal Medical Complex- Taif
31 October 2017
A team of thoracic surgeons at King Faisal Medical Complex- Taif, has successfully saved the life of a 28-year-old woman suffering from severe asphyxia and difficulty breathing. After due medical and radiological checkups, she was diagnosed with pneumothorax caused by the rupture of an air bleb at the superior lobe of the right lung. Also, there were other air blebs, the largest of them measured 10x9x10cm in size, pressing on lung, heart and main blood vessels in the chest, putting her life at risk. Immediately, she had a surgical operation to excise the air blebs through an advanced thoracoscopy. The procedure was successful and all air blebs were excised through two 1cm-wide incisions.
 
On the other hand, Taif Health Affairs has started implementation of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) at the Children Hospital. The EMR aims to limit paper work, process printed results and maintain them electronically at a capacity of more than 40,000 results to enable easy access to patient's results during the last five years. Also, the application helps to produce accurate statistics monthly.
It is noted that the Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently implementing MOH's Performance Program, which aims to boost productivity, performance quality and efficiency of health services in hospitals. The program is in line with the National Transformation Program 2020 towards achieving the Saudi Vision 2030. The program covers 70 hospitals and features over 40 indicators to measure the performance of seven key therapeutic aspects.
 
 
 



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