Dr. Rami Farraj, Chairman of Electronic Health Solutions Company (EHS), emphasized that Hakeem program has been implemented in one hundred and one health centers and hospitals. He also added that once the work at Al Bashir Hosptial is completed, 75% of the coverage plan would be accomplished. Dr. Rami Farraj and the CEO of Electronic Health Solutions Company (EHS) Eng. Feras Kamal met with journalists to announce the company’s plan for 2017.
Dr. Farraj said the company focused on quality rather than quantity. He also added that the development of Al Bashir Hospital, expected to be completed by June 2017, by implementing Hakeem program is the biggest challenge.
Dr. Farraj presented an overview of the company’s work with special emphasis on Hakeem program, launched seven years ago. The launch of Hakeem program was an implementation of His Majesty’s continued directives to further develop and automate the public healthcare sector to provide citizens with better health services. He also explained that a committee, which was formed at the Royal Court, worked for almost a year to develop a program suitable for Jordan. Hakeem program was then selected with arabitization of basic things / terms.
Dr. Farraj pointed out that following the implementation of Hakeem program at Prince Hamzeh Hospital, there was a surplus of medicine of 24%.
Dr. Farraj called upon those seeking medical information to consult certain specialized magazines and websites which EHS company provided free of charge to all Jordanians, rather than relying on google which could only provide inaccurate information.
Eng. Feras Kamal, the CEO of Electronic Health Solutions Company (EHS), said that the company has so far automated 3 million and 200 thousand medical files. He also pledged to implement Hakeem program in all government hospitals and health centers by the end of 2020.
Eng. Kamal outlined some of the obstacles hindering the implementation of Hakeem program such as the continuous movement of medical staff between the hospitals and centers of the Ministry of Health, as well as the enforced retirement of staff after receiving specialized training. He also added that they are seeking to implement automation to save time for patients and hospitals.
The Electronic Health Solutions Company (EHS) was founded in 2009, as a non-profit company. It works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Royal Medical Services, King Hussein Cancer Center, Royal Health Awareness Society, Private Hospitals Association and King Abdulla II Fund for Development. EHS aims to develop a more effective medical administration and to provide advanced healthcare to citizens in line with the best international standards and economic efficiency.