King’s College Hospital London – Dubai selects Oracle Cerner and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to provide EMR solutions for better healthcare outcomes
King’s College Hospital London - Dubai (KCH Dubai) today announced a strategic collaboration to help accelerate innovation with Oracle Cerner. As part of the agreement, Oracle Cerner will utilize Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services via the Oracle Cloud Dubai Region to operate and manage the upgraded and enhanced electronic medical records system on behalf of KCH Dubai. This will be the first UAE-based cloud deployment by Oracle Cerner in the region. It has the potential to support more than 10,000 concurrent users and will create a new care delivery model that can provide real-time coordination and information exchange among multiple providers, patients, and locations in the country.
Commenting on the agreement between KCH Dubai and Oracle Cerner, Kimberley Pierce, CEO at KCH Dubai, said, “The culture at KCH Dubai is to always strive for enhanced patient and family experiences. We emphasize our decisions to benefit the care seekers and their families in line with regional regulations. This also means challenging ourselves to continually improve processes and optimize expenses to reduce patient bills. We work carefully with global leaders and experts in the regional market to benefit mutually and define new trends in the UAE healthcare industry. One such engagement is with Oracle Cerner to deliver its new cloud offering. We are excited to work together to further advancements.”
Himanshu Puri, head of information technology at KCH Dubai, said, “Healthcare today is heavily dependent on technology and innovation. To provide advanced medical care, hospitals need to evolve to host a large amount of clinical data and build the capability to support preventive and population health objectives. Technology evolves rapidly, and with KCH Dubai’s vision of expansion in the region, Oracle Cerner’s cloud offering provides a cost-efficient, secure, and scalable foundation on which to grow. A mature digital ecosystem with these capabilities can pass a multitude of benefits to its patients, community, and the region.”
The Oracle Cloud Dubai Region will assist KCH Dubai in driving new advancements and boosting efficiencies by helping reduce its operational and financial obligations. The advancements will cover computing, storage, networking, database, analytics, mobile services, and more. The transition to Oracle Cerner’s cloud solution is also expected to reduce the hospital’s IT expenditure and regain valuable data center space at its facilities.
Additional return on investments includes improved system availability with increased service level protection, managed spending on hardware upgrades, storage, servers, and licenses as well as proactive monitoring and management of the system. Oracle Cerner will own security and technology elements pertaining to the data center, network, and patching the system. This will facilitate the hospital’s expansion plans as more assets will join its integrated healthcare network.
Alaa Adel, senior vice president Oracle Cerner International, commented, “KCH Dubai running in the Oracle Cloud Dubai Region will support the area’s focus on promoting technology innovation to drive a thriving global hub for governments and healthcare facilities. Organizations looking for similar capabilities can also leverage the Oracle Cloud Dubai Region.”
Akram Sami, vice president and managing director, Middle East and Africa at Oracle Cerner, stated, “This innovative project will help advancements in the UAE healthcare industry. Oracle Cerner is honored to have been selected as the trusted collaborator of KCH Dubai for the next stage of its digital transformation journey. We are focused on building modern digital platforms for our clients and supporting organizations in becoming more connected and interoperable and working with KCH Dubai, we will help them bring technology up to date.”