The UAE’s Medcare Hospitals is to implement a unified healthcare information system (HIS) across its locations in Dubai and Sharjah, it has been confirmed. This follows an agreement with the US-headquartered software systems and technology company, InterSystems.
Medcare – a premium private healthcare provider and part of parent group, Aster DM Healthcare – will employ InterSystems’ TrakCare HIS in its four hospitals and 15 medical centres.
According to InterSystems, TrakCare provides “clinical, administrative, and financial information as a single source” for each patient in a single electronic patient record.
“TrakCare’s clear presentation of clinically relevant information, powerful clinical decision-support capabilities, and insightful analytics and reporting enable its users to make informed decisions quickly. Shared workflows enhance communication and enable seamless care-team collaboration,” it states on its website.
Trakcare is currently serving an estimated 100 million people in 27 countries, it added.
THE LARGER CONTEXT
Solutions offered within Medcare’s HIS will reportedly include the core cloud-hosted TrakCare Electronic Patient Record, which allows healthcare teams “immediate access” to patient information.
Meanwhile, the TrakCare Managed Solution is a private EMR service that apparently follows a “pay-per-usage” business model.
Utilising TrakCare suggests that Medcare would be able to later seamlessly align with the UAE