King Faisal Specialist Hospital – Jeddah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia went live with the Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging for Radiology platform. HealthManagament.org spoke to Mustafa Hamdy, Regional Manager, Middle East region for Agfa HealthCare to learn more about the deployment and their future outlook in this region.
Healthcare is one of the main focus areas of the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030 and National Transformation Program 2020 (NTP) that seek to improve the quality of healthcare services and facilities across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
King Faisal Specialist Hospital – Jeddah is one of three hospitals that make up the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSHRC). The 500-bed facility in Jeddah has a topnotch radiology department that also provides training in diagnostic and interventional imaging to radiology, medical, paramedical, nursing, and medical students.
Their ambition towards digitisation is endless. They are a pioneer in different HealthCare IT aspects, and were the first hospital in Middle East to achieve HIMSS EMRAM level 7. They are very serious in their approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Agfa HealthCare and STC (Saudi Telecom) partnered together to deliver the Enterprise Imaging Platform, to meet the imaging IT vision of the KFSHRC’s pioneering IT department:
- Enterprise Imaging offers a single, unified platform, with embedded clinical tools and a powerful workflow engine, for maximised productivity.
- Features that meet the hospital’s specific needs include remote reporting, web deployment and accessibility
- An integrated viewer enables patients to view their images and reports on a mobile device.
Agfa HealthCare and the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre are continuing to work together as strategic partners to implement the Artificial Intelligence capabilities utilising the powerful workflow engine of Enterprise Imaging platform.
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