IMC partners with InterSystems for unified electronic medical records

IMC partners with InterSystems for unified electronic medical records
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Updated 03 December 2020

IMC partners with InterSystems for unified electronic medical records

IMC partners with InterSystems for unified electronic medical records

The International Medical Center (IMC), a multi-disciplinary hospital and first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network in Saudi Arabia, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with InterSystems, a creative data technology provider, to implement InterSystems TrakCare electronic medical record system across its hospital and clinics in Jeddah. TrakCare will be implemented in IMC hospital, IMC Petro Rabigh, The First Clinic, Tadawi Center, and First Scan.

“The strategic decision to have a distributed environment hosting EMR for IMC would be a benchmark supporting the Kingdom’s cloud-first strategy. Overall, we are happy to be partnering with InterSystems, which is also the pioneer in Cache and InterSystems Iris Data Platform technologies,” said Dr. Walid Fitahi, CEO and chairman of IMC.

“Today, most private healthcare organizations are looking at adopting the latest healthcare technology solutions because they know that this investment will help them to provide safer, faster, and more efficient care,” said Michel Amous, regional managing director at InterSystems. “As a leading private hospital in Saudi Arabia, IMC is paving the way for more private hospitals in the Kingdom to adopt cloud-hosted EMR solutions such as TrakCare as a service, which will empower them to achieve their goals without making major capital expenditures.”

“The partnership with InterSystems, a Tier1, Best in KLAS awarded EMR, serves as a significant milestone and is aligned with our strategic mission of providing global standard of care to IMC patients while enhancing both caregivers’ and patients’ experience,” said Dr. Khalid Alem, deputy CEO of IMC.

“We are expanding our footprint across Saudi Arabia and by way of this strategic partnership, we are excited to support IMC, the nation’s leading private hospital, in building a robust healthcare information system for advanced care delivery and enhanced patient experience,” said Ali Abi Raad, country manager for the Middle East and India at InterSystems. “We are committed to helping our partners fulfill their digital transformation goals and are looking forward to collaboratively working toward the successful deployment of TrakCare as a service across IMC hospital and clinics.”

“Implementing TrakCare in IMC will integrate all our clinical, administrative and financial data within the same application, especially the comprehensive revenue cycle management module, which will prove to be a game changer in automating many operational processes,” said Muhammad Siddiqui, chief information officer at IMC. 


PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification
Updated 19 January 2021

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy launches accredited CMI qualification

PwC’s Academy, the talent and skills development business of PwC, has recently been recognized as an approved center offering the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification in the Middle East. This professional qualification will develop core management skills, and enable aspiring leaders to acquire globally recognized accreditation.

Launching as a public course in February, the Level 5 diploma in management and leadership is designed to give participants the skills and competencies needed to become an effective manager. Live online training will be delivered through a flexible, bite-sized modular program over a one-year period. Upon completion, participants will be one step closer to CMI’s prestigious Chartered Manager status.

Amanda Line, partner at PwC’s Academy, said: “Leadership is required in all areas of an organization, no matter the industry, to set direction and unlock the greatest potential in teams. The CMI qualification not only equips participants with cross-functional management skills that form the building blocks of leadership, the fact that this is a globally recognized accreditation adds confidence to both participants and companies.”

The Level 5 diploma covers core subjects including finance management, project management, planning and procuring, and the principles of management and leadership. Participants can continue to progress through the CMI qualification by earning an award, certificate or diploma, depending on their professional goals.

PwC’s Academy will also offer Level 3 and Level 7 CMI qualifications as in-house training for organizations across the Middle East.

Winston Jacob, head of employer and partner provider relations at CMI, said: “Our mission at CMI is, and has been for the past 70 years, to raise the quality and standard of management in the workplace. We are delighted to partner with PwC’s Academy in the Middle East to offer a number of our globally recognized qualifications, and at a time that has never been more critical for the development of our future leaders.”