Health Information Technology at the Royal Medical Services
The era of digital healthcare is upon us and at its core lies the Electronic Health Record. The healthcare sector is among the most dynamic and complex sectors. It is more demanding than any other sector. The availability of the right information at the right time can mean the difference between life and death. There is now a global awareness for the need for having comprehensive information systems in healthcare settings. In this regard, the Royal Medical Services from the very beginning has provided quality health care services complemented with state of the art technology. The Royal Medical Services was the first hospital in the kingdom to venture into the realm of health care application development in order to support and enhance the myriad of health care services that it provides. Apart from clinical applications, numerous administrative and financial applications have also been developed and implemented. Whereas other hospitals in the region have opted to acquire commercial systems, the Royal Medical Services is a regional pioneer in developing and deploying its own hospital information system. We have implemented an Electronic Health Record that caters to our specific needs and is in line with international standards and best practices. Our Hospital Information System has evolved over the last decade into a powerful and robust information system that is driven by Oracle® Database Technology.
As a department we are committed to enhance all the administrative, financial and clinical services at the Royal Medical Services by deploying state of the art information technology solutions and to ensure the satisfaction for all our hospital staff.
MBBS, MHI (Canada)
Medical Informatics Specialist & Head of Department
Information Technology Division
- eContent Award 2007www.bdfmedical.org, the website of Bahrain Defence Force – Royal Medical Services achieved Bahrain eContent Award 2007. The BDFRMS website is an online window to the hospital and an extension of the health care services of the hospital. It is not only provides information about the hospital and the services it offers offline, but also has online services such as Online Appointment [online booking for appointments], Doctors Directory [searching for doctors], e-Recruitment System [applying for jobs] and a guide for patients and visitors before visiting the hospital.
Capt. Sh. Khalid Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the then Head of Information Technology Department of Bahrain Defence Force Royal Medical Services receiving the Bahrain eContent Award 2007 from His Excellency Hasan Bin Abdallah Al-Fakhru, the Honorable Minister of Industry & Commerce, at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre on 14th June 2007, the event organized by the ministry in association with the Bahrain Internet Society.According to the jury evaluation, the website has very comprehensive content. It provides information about each medical department and the doctors who are in charge in that department. Furthermore, the website will give the patients an overview of all the hospital services and how to keep in contact with hospital electronically.