SAWEA water and wastewater mission visits Japan

SAWEA water and wastewater mission visits Japan
A Saudi water and wastewater related business delegation visited Kobe, Osaka and Matsuyama recently.
Updated 20 June 2016

SAWEA water and wastewater mission visits Japan

SAWEA water and wastewater mission visits Japan

A Saudi water and wastewater related business mission, headed by Nidhal S. Al-Dossary, president, Saudi Arabian Water Environment Association (SAWEA), Dammam, recently toured Kobe, Osaka and Matsuyama. The purpose of this mission is to receive information on state-of-art and cutting-edge technologies for water and wastewater treatment in Japan.
SAWEA is a non-profit organization started on Jan. 1, 2012 by a group of predominantly professionals within Saudi Aramco working in Saudi Arabia in water and wastewater treatment. The objective of SAWEA is to preserve and enhance water quality in Saudi Arabia and the world.
First day, the participants visited the Center for Membrane and Film Technology in Kobe University and this center embrace full range of the research and development on high functional membrane and films to latest processes for producing them.
Second day, the participants visited three plants, Higashi Water Environmental Center for wastewater treatment, Tobu Sludge Center for sludge management and Water control center of Kobe City Waterworks Bureau.
At first, the participants visited the Higashi Water Environmental Center for wastewater treatment.
Secondary, the participants visit the Tobu Sludge Center that is fluidized bed incinerator for sludge volume reduction.
At the end of the day, the participants visited Water Control Center of Kobe City Waterworks Bureau.
Third day, the participants traveled to Matsuyama to visit Ehime plant of Toray Industries Inc.
Fourth day, the participants visited Kubota (Hirakata Plant) and Green Front Sakai. Kubota was well-known as a wide variety of products in water and wastewater field.
After visiting Kubota, the participants moved to Advanced Treated Water Recycle Center in Green Front Sakai City.
Final day, the business mission was closed to have B2B meetings with Japanese companies — Sumitomo Corporation, JFE Engineering Corporation, Kubota Corporation, Mitsubishi Rayon Aqua Solutions and Toyobo Co., Ltd.


IMC partners with InterSystems for unified electronic medical records

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.