Amman, 01 August 2019
Electronic Health Solutions Company (EHS) announced the names of the winning teams in the fourth annual competition for Jordanian Universities organized by Hakeem Academy, the educational arm of EHS, in collaboration with Jordan Ahli Bank and Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship.
During the ceremony held at the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Nader Thuneibat, presented the awards to the winning teams on behalf of H.E. Muthanna Al Gharaibeh, Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship.
The first stage of the competition included the submission of 32 e-Health projects presented by students from 11 Jordanian universities to a jury from EHS. In the final phase, the judging panel which included experts from the health, technology and business sectors announced the names of the winning teams, with SANAD in the first place, Pulse in second place, and Skin Care in third place, after 10 projects having qualified for this stage.
The competition aims to enhance the creativity, innovation and competitive spirit of Jordanian university students and provide them the opportunity to enter the world of entrepreneurship. The finalists received a training period at the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship between the first phase and the final stage, which enabled them to submit their projects in a professional and innovative manner.
Thuneibat congratulated the winners of the Academy's fourth competition, expressing his admiration for the innovative projects and ideas presented by all students, which reflected their outstanding capabilities in the field of health informatics.
Firas Kamal, the company's Chief Executive Officer, also praised the efforts of those who worked for the success of this competition, including Jordan Ahli Bank and Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship, for sponsoring the annual Hakeem Academy competition for Jordanian university students for the fourth consecutive year.
Kamal further noted that “EHS, represented by its educational arm Hakeem Academy, has intensified its efforts over the past few months to increase and raise awareness amongst university students around Health Informatics skills. To that effect, an MoU has been signed with a number of universities, notably Mutah University, Jordan University of Science and Technology and the Hashemite University.”
Kamal also added that the MoU with the Jordanian universities will allow the Academy to meet the increasing market needs of the health informatics specialty as well as bridge the gap between education output and the labor market in the health sector.
EHS, a none for profit company, was founded in early 2009 to support and strengthen the healthcare sector in Jordan. The company relies on technology to provide effective technical solutions to enhance the quality and efficiency of public health care services in Jordan in order to further contribute to a more dynamic future for the health sector in the Kingdom. Its partners include the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, The Royal Medical Services, the Royal Society for Health Awareness, the Private Hospitals Association, King Hussein Cancer Center and the King Abdullah II Development Fund.
Moreover, EHS oversees three core technology-based programs aimed at enhancing the quality of health services in the public sector. These programs include the Hakeem program, the Jordan Medical Electronic Library “Elem,” and the Hakeem Academy. The company is further working on the launch of the fourth program, “HDA,” which focuses on health data analysis.