King Abdulaziz Medical City – Riyadh in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia World’s First INFRAM Stage 6 Healthcare Organisation

RIYADH, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA, 16 July 2019 - King Abdulaziz Medical City – Riyadh under the Ministry of National Guard - Health Affairs is the world’s first organisation to be validated at Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics INFRAM

His Excellency, Dr. Bandar Al Knawy, Chief Executive Officer of MNGHA highlighted that “MNGHA aspires to be an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence to enhance individual and public health status. A well-established IT infrastructure enables MNGHA to progress toward this vision.”

Furthermore, Dr Raed Al Hazme, Chief Information Officer at MNGHA added that “It is important that our IT infrastructure is robust in order to support achieving the MNGHA’s strategic objectives. HIMSS Analytics INFRAM has significantly assisted us in implementing best practices and proper IT infrastructure.”

The HIMSS Analytics Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM) is an international roadmap that assesses the maturity level of the information technology infrastructure required to reach a facility’s goals – and meet international benchmarks and standards. Assisted by the INFRAM, KAMC-R is able to implement information technologies that help in improving care delivery and reducing cyber and infrastructure risks. INFRAM is also assisting the MNGHA in the continuous improvement of information technology infrastructure in all of its facilities across the country in order to constantly meet the organisation’s clinical and operational objectives, as explained by Dr Al-Hazme.

John H. Daniels, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics, said “MNGHA has developed an impressive multifaceted information technology support team that has worked extremely hard in preparing for this onsite INFRAM Stage 6 validation in collaboration with their clinical and business colleagues throughout the KAMC-R campus.” Daniels continued “An INFRAM Stage 6 organisation is able to demonstrate that it has established the right strategy, governance, technology and culture foundation to ensure the effective employment of an advanced infrastructure capable of fully supporting the operational, financial and clinical objectives of not only KAMC-R, but all the other healthcare facilities they support across the Kingdom.”

 

About HIMSS Analytics

HIMSS Analytics® is a global healthcare information and technology standards organisation assisting regulatory bodies and healthcare providers in making lasting improvements in efficiency, performance, and care outcomes. Offering a suite of Maturity Models led by flagship model EMRAM, HIMSS Analytics provides prescriptive frameworks to healthcare organisations allowing for global comparability, benchmarking, and strategic clinical and financial improvement. The HIMSS Analytics Certified Program offers professional training for vendors to educate and build strategy around the Maturity Models.

 

 

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