Wareed, the largest public healthcare initiative in the Middle East, is scheduled to be completed in 2011.
The project aims at linking all hospitals and recording patient record, enhancing working environment for medical professionals and improving patients' safety.
A consortium comprising Hybrid Health Solutions (HHS), iCapital, Cerner, Injazar and GBM, is implementing the Wareed project.
The project manager is HHS, while iCapital is the lead contractor, GBM takes care of hardware networks, Cerner providing software development support and Injazar deal with data services.
"We are developing application software and 14 hospitals and 68 clinics will be integrated as part of the project, which will allow integration with any other health system in the UAE or other region. The project is being developed at an investment of more than $300 million (Dh1.1 billion).
First pilot project in Ajman will be launched in July," Ziad H Arnaout, CEO, Hybrid Health Solutions, told Emirates Business.
Wareed project aims at automating healthcare processes across all departments of hospitals starting from registration to patient discharge.
The project would integrate all healthcare services of the Ministry of Health with a fully-integrated health information system.
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