Manama, London and Riyadh – 11 March 2012: King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) in Bahrain announced today that it has successfully deployed the first phase of a new Datix, HYPERLINK "https://www.datix.co.uk" patient safety software for HYPERLINK "https://www.datix.co.uk/products-and-services/modules/risk-register-and-assurance-framework/" healthcare risk management solution.
Health Matrix, Datix’s local partner in the Middle East region, implemented the solution to deliver state-of-the-art technology supporting patient safety and reducing risk around patient care at KHUH. Datix is currently in use by more than 1,700 people across all hospital departments to capture and monitor clinical and non-clinical incidents and risks.
A spokesperson from KHUH said, “The estimated international figure of clinical Incidents, near miss and adverse events that resulting in unnecessary harm, pain and suffering and sometimes leading to death was the main trigger for KHUH top management decision to implement the risk management program. Therefore, Patient safety and risk management become very crucial elements that been focused and managed at KHUH from the early stages of the project phases. The journey with implementation of the incident /near miss reporting and risk modules from Datix takes approximately six months from extensive works and efforts from the quality and patient safety directorate members at KHUH , Datix and Health Matrix representatives. In addition, which made us proud of our decision that we are the first hospital in the GCC countries that launched this particular software from Health Matrix and become as a reference hospital. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our top management H.E. Lieutenant General Doctor Shaikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al khalifa Minister of state for Defense Affairs and Brigadier General Doctor Shaikh Salman Bin Attiyatulla Al Khalifa Commander of King Hamad University Hospital and all head of department for their continuous support and commitments that made us to achieved the implementation phases on time.”
“Since partnering with Health Matrix last summer, we have worked diligently to bring the latest innovations in healthcare technology to the Middle East marketplace. This latest announcement underlines the growing demand for our solutions in the region and the success of our relationship with Health Matrix,” said Jonathan Hazan Chief Executive Officer at Datix. “We are confident our partner can deliver a robust incident reporting framework for KHUH that supports the organisation’s ambitious plans for the future of healthcare in Bahrain.”
“We are proud to partner with KHUH on such an important project, the team work between KHUH, Health Matrix and Datix has resulted in excellent project outcomes where the system has been implemented on time, on budget and has achieved the goals and objectives of KHUH’s management,” said Abdul Rahman Qasim, Chief Executive Officer at Health Matrix. “Our expertise in the local health sector combined with Datix software guarantees a powerful patient safety and risk management framework to ensure the continued success of this important hospital.” -ends-
About King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH)
King Hamad University Hospital is held on the campus site with a total area of 127 thousand square meters in Busaiteen area. It is equipped with the latest techniques, medical and diagnostic curriculum at the latest medical equipment and fully equipped facilities. It accommodates about 311 beds and 9 operating theaters, a number of internal wards, an intensive care unit with capacity of 12 beds in addition to a pediatric ward, a department for Obstetrics and gynecology, a department for Ophthalmology, a physiotherapy hydrotherapy unit in addition to other medical clinics and services which are all equipped units and departments with all the latest medical devices and modern medical technologies.
For further information visit HYPERLINK http://www.khuh.org.bh
About Health Matrix
Health Matrix is one of the fast growing corporations in health care industry in the region. Its team of professionals’ extensive expertise and unique connections in Healthcare sector in the region has helped distinguish Health Matrix since it was founded in 2009. Health Matrix has offices in Saudi Arabia and Jordan and on-going projects throughout the Middle East Region. The main vision of Health Matrix team is to meet the needs of Middle East Region through establishing a “Connecting Health” Platform for Health Community. To Learn more visit HYPERLINK http://www.healthmatrixcorp.com or call: +966 1 4626625
Datix has been a pioneer in the field of patient safety since 1986 and is today the leading supplier of software for patient safety, risk management, incident and adverse event reporting. Datix aims to help healthcare organisations build a culture and practice that drives excellence in patient safety. It recruits and retains people committed to the healthcare sector and continually invests in its software and services to ensure that it integrates best practice and learning. Datix is focused on the health and social care sector. Its customers include public and private hospitals, primary care providers, GP surgeries, mental health and ambulance service providers. Its clients also include organisations delivering care home and domiciliary care services. Within the UK this includes more than 70% of the National Health Service. Internationally the Datix client base is growing rapidly and includes large