GCI IN DEAL TO PRO­VIDE SO­LU­TIONS IN JOR­DAN

Malaysian firm to im­ple­ment so­lu­tions in over 540 health­care fa­cil­i­ties in the coun­try

New Straits Times - - Business -

GCI, a Malaysian so­lu­tions provider with niche fo­cus in health in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, signed an agree­ment to im­ple­ment its so­lu­tions across all public health­care fa­cil­i­ties in Jor­dan.

“It is a proud oc­ca­sion for Malaysia as this foray by GCI marks a new mile­stone of Malaysia’s in­volve­ment in the econ­omy of Jor­dan in gen­eral and the coun­try’s health ser­vices in­dus­try in par­tic­u­lar.

“The so­lu­tions pro­vided by GCI, which have been suc­cess­fully im­ple­mented in other coun­tries in the re­gion such as Qatar and the United Arab Emi­rates, will bring about a new re­al­ity to the health­care ser­vices in Jor­dan.

“This ven­ture will open op­por­tu­ni­ties for more in­volve­ment by Malaysians in re­lated sec­tors in Jor­dan,” said Malaysian Am­bas­sador to Jor­dan, Zakri Jaa­far, who wit­nessed the sign­ing cer­e­mony.

The six-year coun­try-wide im­ple­men­ta­tion will see GCI’s so­lu­tions be­ing im­ple­mented in more than 540 fa­cil­i­ties. It is part of the coun­try’s on­go­ing Ha­keem Na­tional e-health pro­gramme im­ple­men­ta­tion ini­tia­tive.

Ha­keem, un­der the pa­tron­age of King Ab­dul­lah II, is Jor­dan’s Na­tional e-Health ini­tia­tive, aimed at fa­cil­i­tat­ing ef­fi­cient and im­proved pa­tient care by pro­vid­ing real-time and up-to-date elec­tronic med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion in the public health sys­tem.

As part of the Ha­keem project, GCI will be pro­vid­ing core mod­u­lar so­lu­tions, fo­cus­ing on pa­tient man­age­ment, billing, pa­tient ac­count­ing and sup­ply chain man­age­ment.

This will be the com­pany’s third key foray into the re­gion, hav­ing done sim­i­lar work in Qatar and Dubai over the last five years.

GCI also has pres­ence in Saudi Ara­bia, Le­banon, Abu Dhabi, Iraq and Kuwait.

“We are proud to part­ner Malaysia’s GCI, which has a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence in im­ple­ment­ing these sys­tems in many coun­tries. We, at elec­tronic health so­lu­tions (EHS), are look­ing for­ward to com­plet­ing the sys­tem im­ple­men­ta­tion in a num­ber of med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties be­fore end of this year,” said EHS board chair­man Rami Far­raj.

“GCI is proud to be associated with this na­tion­wide ini­tia­tive that is ex­pected to bring im­mense value to an in­formed health de­liv­ery sys­tem and en­hanced pa­tient care en­vi­ron­ment” said GCI chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer (CEO) Kana K. Thamby.

“The new sys­tems will help im­prove work ef­fi­ciency, in ad­di­tion to sav­ing time, ef­fort and money,” said EHS CEO Jor­dan Feras Ka­mal.

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