2013-01-20 12:40:36 - Aggressive investments drive health care expenditure to $80 billion annually in Middle East
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — January 20, 2013 - Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) will demonstrate the key features of its latest IT health care solutions during its participation at Arab Health 2013, the 38th edition of the world’s longest-running health care exhibition and congress. Arab Health will run from January 28-31, 2013, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Cerner’s exclusive presentation at Arab Health 2013 complements the company’s expansion plans in the Middle East health care industry, which has been estimated to generate up to $80 billion in revenue each year.
Cutting-edge health care IT solutions that will be showcased by Cerner at Arab Health 2013 include:
• PowerChart Touch™, a mobile solution that enables physicians to perform workflows from
• Departmental solutions; including Registration, Scheduling, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Radiology;
• Electronic Health Record (EHR) software;
• Workforce management solutions, which enable clients to align their people and resources with their strategic plans;
• Women’s Health solutions that provide a complete maternity EHR;
• Oncology solutions, which improve information sharing across the care team by providing access to an EHR in both the ambulatory and acute care settings;
• Critical care device connectivity solutions, which help reduce manual processes associated with data entry and device management; and
• Emergency medicine solutions, which help emergency departments provide safe care efficiently.
“Health care has always been a key priority in the Middle East as expenditure in new health care facilities and technologies across the region has already been projected to grow at a fast pace. It is imperative to highlight the value and long-term benefits of advanced health care solutions and services, considering the critical importance of premium quality health care in the sustainable growth and development of every society,” said Greg White, Vice President and Managing Director, Cerner Middle East and Africa. “Arab Health is one of the most significant events in the region that stimulates in-depth and thorough discussions of the challenges and opportunities in the region’s health care sector.”
White added: “We are taking advantage of this opportunity to demonstrate Cerner’s commitment to provide state-of-the-art solutions and help generate optimum value from the health care investments of our clients around the world, particularly in the Arab region.”
The four-day Arab Health Congress attracts more than 81,000 health care professionals along with more than 3,500 exhibiting companies from around the world.
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