Working towards a SEHA wide policy to introduce an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system for all of its facilities, SKMC’s iCare solution enables clinicians, physicians and nursing staff to share and collaborate on a patient’s treatment. The system already houses almost half a million electronic medical records and allows doctors to instantly access critical patient information including their medical history, blood type and use of prescription drugs, regardless of which hospital or clinic holds their details.
The iCare system has been proven to improve efficiencies, secure patient information and maintain patient privacy, while encouraging collaboration between departments and the wider Abu Dhabi medical community. Studies have already shown that the implementation and utilization of iCare has significantly enhanced patient care and patient safety without compromising on confidentiality.
In addition, the Digital Radiology System has helped improve the efficiencies and accuracies of departments such as radiology, laboratory and pharmacy, and allows physicians to review x-rays and other imaging studies digitally, with their patients anywhere within SKMC and the Family Medicine Clinics.
Striving for medical excellence at all times, the EMR system also allows the Department to implement Evidence Based Healthcare, by creating preventative treatments that are linked to family history, best practices, medical trends and the latest medical research. Preventative medicine is particularly important in cases such as hereditary cancers or heart disease conditions.