JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Sept. 22, 2008 — Dr. Erfan-Bagedo General Hospital (EBH) announced today it recently implemented the Cerner Millennium® PathNet® solution. The hospital will use the solution to automate the managerial and operational aspects of its laboratory to provide faster, more accurate lab services for more than 1 million patients it serves each year.
“As healthcare information technology continues to advance, so do opportunities to provide better, safer care to our patients,” said Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Erfan, EBH chief executive officer. “By implementing the Cerner Millennium PathNet solution at our hospital, we will be able to improve safety and efficiency in the laboratory.”
EBH will use the Cerner Millennium PathNet solution to streamline specimen management, track specimens and maintain quality control within the hospital laboratory. The PathNet solution is connected to the hospital information system, which gives caregivers real-time access to important laboratory data.
“Dr. Erfan-Bagedo General Hospital’s commitment to implementing advanced healthcare information technology has helped it become one of the leading private-sector hospitals in Saudi Arabia,” said Trace Devanny, Cerner president. “We commend the hospital leadership for continuing to advance the standard of care for the region and for providing world-class care to its patients.”
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About Dr. Erfan-Bagedo General Hospital
Since its launch in 1981 by Sheik Ahmad Bagedo and Dr. Mohamed Erfan, CEO and General Manager, Dr. Erfan-Bagedo General Hospital has been a leader of medical practice in Jeddah in particular and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a whole. Maintaining state of the art medical practice at its focus, not only did EBH acquire medical equipment at the forefront of medical applications, but also attracted an elite group of medical staff and personnel in all of its divisions and services in almost all specialized medical care.