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Saudi Arabia’s National Medical Care Company Integrates Wolters Kluwer Technology to Enhance Patient Safety

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s National Medical Care Company (NMCC) has integrated Wolters Kluwer clinical decision support and drug data technology to enhance patient safety. Through the integration of UpToDate’s HL7 Infobutton into the hospital’s electronic medical record (EMR) system, NMCC aims to improve patient outcomes and increase clinician satisfaction.
NMCC, established in 2003, operates two hospitals in Saudi Arabia: Riyadh Care Hospital and National Care Hospital. The integration of UpToDate’s Infobutton into their EMR system allows clinicians to retrieve evidence-based content related to diagnosis, medication, clinical pathways, and patient education.
The use of Health Level Seven (HL7) standards enables the seamless management, integration, exchange, and retrieval of electronic information across different healthcare systems. Garry Edwards, Vice President EMEA for Clinical Effectiveness at Wolters Kluwer Health, emphasized the importance of HL7 in achieving interoperability in healthcare. The integration of UpToDate within the EMR empowers clinicians to access relevant content with a single click, saving time and improving decision-making.
Engr. Ibrahim Alammar, Chief Information Officer at NMCC, expressed gratitude for Wolters Kluwer’s support in delivering tailored training and implementation plans based on the hospitals’ unique needs. The collaboration aims to position NMCC at the forefront of healthcare by providing high-quality care and improving the well-being of the community.
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