Over 29,000 SC-con­tracted work­ers ben­e­fit from e-med­i­cal records

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THE Supreme Com­mit­tee for De­liv­ery & Legacy (SC), the or­gan­i­sa­tion re­spon­si­ble for de­liv­er­ing tour­na­ment in­fra­struc­ture for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, has an­nounced that all of its con­tracted work­ers are now reg­is­tered with an in­te­grated elec­tronic med­i­cal records sys­tem — a first-of-its-kind health­care ini­tia­tive in Qatar.

The Syst­mOne soft­ware is pro­vided by lead­ing UK elec­tronic health records sup­plier, The Phoenix Part­ner­ship (TPP) and de­liv­ers a “one patient, one record” ap­proach.

This en­ables med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als in dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions to view work­ers’ records so that their health can be mon­i­tored and man­aged more ef­fi­ciently. The soft­ware is also used to sup­port the UK’s Na­tional Health Ser­vice (NHS).

A to­tal of 29,648 work­ers — across five sta­dium sites — have now been reg­is­tered un­der the sys­tem, launched in Fe­bru­ary 2018.

It en­ables faster de­tec­tion of health risks, iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of health trends and pro­vides data for tar­geted health cam­paigns. Pa­tients also have ac­cess to their records, in Qatar and abroad via TPP’s patient ap­pli­ca­tion which pro­vides con­ti­nu­ity of health­care while en­abling work­ers to bet­ter un­der­stand and man­age their health sta­tus.

All SC work­ers reg­is­tered on the sys­tem are un­der­go­ing a com­pre­hen­sive med­i­cal screen­ing car­ried out by Qatar Red Cres­cent (QRC) and funded by the SC.

The re­sults form part of the cen­tralised med­i­cal records, which can be ac­cessed by clin­ics at the sta­di­ums and ac­com­mo­da­tion sites, as well as QRC — op­er­ated health cen­tres.

Has­san al Thawadi, SC’s Sec­re­tary Gen­eral, said: “This is an ex­cel­lent ini­tia­tive which fur­ther demon­strates our com­mit­ment to work­ers’ wel­fare. We con­tin­u­ally look to em­brace new tech­nolo­gies and in­no­va­tions to en­hance the wel­fare of our work­ers, and be­lieve that the SC’s suc­cess­ful im­ple­men­ta­tion of this tech­nol­ogy will pro­vide a legacy of best prac­tice in this field.”

Ash­ley Brook, TPP Mid­dle East Di­rec­tor, said: “TPP is proud to be work­ing with the SC to ‘de­liver amaz­ing health­care ser­vices’ for work­ers through be­ing the first in­te­grated health record sys­tem for the con­struc­tion sec­tor in Qatar and the re­gion. Our part­ner­ship is aimed at de­liv­er­ing all the ben­e­fits of bet­ter care, bet­ter in­for­ma­tion and bet­ter ac­cess to im­prove the health and well-be­ing of the work­force.”

All SC work­ers reg­is­tered on the sys­tem are un­der­go­ing a com­pre­hen­sive med­i­cal screen­ing car­ried out by Qatar Red Cres­cent and funded by the SC.

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