King hamad university hospital in bahrain has gone live with new a datix patient safety and risk management solution

March 11, 2012 by

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 patient safety software for 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 result in unnecessary harm, pain, and suffering and sometimes lead 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 have been focused on and managed at KHUH from the early stages of the project phases. The journey with the implementation of the incident /near miss reporting and risk modules from Datix takes approximately six months from extensive work 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 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 heads of department for their continuous support and commitments that made us achieve 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 organization’s ambitious plans for the future of healthcare in Bahrain.”

“We are proud to partner with KHUH on such an important project, the teamwork 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.” 

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