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Children's hospital selects Cerner for patient records

Egypt's Children's Cancer Hospital Foundation (CCHF) to manage patient data with Cerner Millennium systems

Egypt's Children's Cancer Hospital Foundation (CCHF) has selected Kansas-based IT healthcare specialist Cerner Corporation as systems provider for Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357. The hospital will implement multiple Cerner Millennium systems to provide its clinicians with unified patient health records available throughout its facilities.

The philanthropist-funded CCHF aims to provide healthcare free of charge for paediatric cancer patients, and opened its first oncology hospital in July last year. The hospital has treated more than 500 patients in its first four months of operation.

The new system will be used to automate nursing communication, intensive care unit operations, clinician documentation, image management, pharmacy and laboratory operations, medication administration processes, patient accounting and surgery operations. Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 will also use Cerner Knowledge systems to provide clinicians with access to knowledge-based, patient specific information.

"Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 is focused on meeting the unique needs of each child and leveraging medical findings to help children in the whole community. We have partnered with Cerner to implement technology that will help us ensure safety and reliability in the delicate process of caring for pediatric cancer patients," said Dr Sherif Abouelnaga, Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 professor of paediatric oncology and vice president of academic affairs, research and outreach.

"Cerner has the solutions to help the CCHF create a hospital that utilises leading-edge technology to provide clinicians with timely and easy access to information that is critical to patient care. Our relationship with CCHF will help to link the findings from research and education by leveraging evidence-based care to transform clinical practice," said Amr Mostafa, director of Cerner Middle East.

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