Egyptian Children’s Cancer Hospital chooses Cerner for health record
7 March 2008
The Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation 57357 (CCHF) in Egypt has
selected Cerner Corporation's Millennium solutions for its electronic
health record system.
The Foundation, which is funded by donations from the people of Egypt
and philanthropists from around the globe, began building the region’s
first paediatric oncology hospital in one of Cairo’s oldest suburbs in
2001. The hospital opened select areas in July 2007, treating more than
500 patients in its first four months of operation. A full grand opening
is scheduled for the end of 2008/early 2009.
The Children’s Cancer Hospital Foundation 57357
When complete, the Hospital will use a complementary suite of Cerner
Millennium solutions to create a unified, patient-centric health record
throughout the various hospital venues.
The solutions 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. The
Hospital will also use Cerner Knowledge solutions 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,” said Dr Sherif Abouelnaga, Professor
of paediatric oncology and VP of Academic Affairs, Research and Outreach
at the Hospital. “We have partnered with Cerner to implement technology
that will help us ensure safety and reliability in the delicate process
of caring for paediatric cancer patients.”
“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, Cerner Middle East Director.
“Cerner has the solutions to help the CCHF create a hospital that
utilizes leading-edge technology to provide clinicians with timely and
easy access to information that is critical to patient care.”
As part of the package, the hospital also will implement ElDorado
Donor software from Global Med Technologies, Inc. to manage, automate
and control activities associated with donors, donor collections,
testing, manufacturing, inventory and distribution of blood components
in blood banks and donor centres.