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Jan 27 2010

iCT Health signs deal with Riyadh Military Hospital for first in the region web-based electronic medical records solution

iCT Health signs deal with Riyadh Military Hospital for first in the region web-based electronic medical records solution
Best-in-class solution will empower RMH to deliver optimised healthcare, with benefits for patients and hospital staff
Dubai, UAE, 27 January 2010 - iCT Health, the healthcare technology company that provides innovative and powerful life care solutions that transform care delivery, announced today at the Arab Health Exhibition that it has signed a deal with Riyadh Military Hospital (RMH) to provide the leading Saudi Arabian hospital network with its user-friendly web-based electronic medical records solution - the first healthcare network in the region to benefit from the technology.

From late 2010, the solution, which uses the 'Sunray Web Healthcare Portal' and 'Oracle HTB' platforms, will allow access of information beyond borders by enabling users across the RMH network to collect data in one accessible system, which can then be accessed and managed via a centralised clinical data repository and portal - at the touch of a button. The solution, which will automate and streamline standard workflows and clinical information system requirements, will allow RMH to enjoy the benefits of an integrated, web-enabled, secure, scalable, robust and modular healthcare application.

The RMH network, which comprises six hospitals across Saudi Arabia's central region, will use the system for medical records, clinical analysis, pharmacy and laboratory order management, drug usage, insurance claims management, healthcare analytics and performance management, as well as enterprise-wide information management. The solution will provide staff across the facilities - including physicians, nurses and administrative personnel - with critical, real time information, anywhere, anytime. With such a large hospital network, the solution will help integrate the different hospitals and facilitate the sharing of patient data and information.

"Today, medical and administrative staff in leading hospital networks require health care technology solutions and services that are relevant, efficient and that empower staff members to do their jobs even better," said Gautam Dey, CEO, iCT Health. "Our system will help alleviate the mounting pressure on the network due to the large number of insurance claims and associated paperwork, by using central hosting and various other technologies to provide software as a service that optimises efficiency, while driving down the costs associated with traditional methods of data entry, usage, validation, reconciliation and storage."

In addition to the time and cost saving benefits that the solution will bring to the hospital network, patients will also benefit from an even safer and more personalised level of healthcare, as the solution will provide staff with access to a patient's ongoing treatment and case history. Furthermore, the sophisticated system will make it possible for a patient's family history and relevant clinical data and trends to be accessed and leveraged.

Speaking about the partnership, Nasser Al Marshoud, Chief Information Officer, RMH, said: "As a forward-thinking hospital network dedicated to providing all of our patients with a premier level of care, we need a technology partner that is capable of meeting our specific requirements, as we seek to improve both our continuum of care, and our operational efficiencies. iCT Health demonstrated an innate understanding of the technology demands that modern healthcare facilities have as well as our own specific requirement, and we are pleased to have chosen such an able partner."

As part of the deal, iCT will begin implementing the solution this year, and will supply training and support staff across the hospital network on an ongoing basis, to ensure all personnel are trained to use and benefit from the solution's implementation.

iCT Health's technology offerings are benchmarked to comply with a host of healthcare standards and quality measures. The integrated healthcare information exchange and network are developed in partnership with industry leaders like Oracle and HP.

iCT HEALTH and its group entities have been closely associated with the regional healthcare industry for more than 24 years. In the Middle East, more than 100 hospitals have benefited from the company's deployed solutions. The company's strategic partnerships with global majors including Oracle, Hewlett Packard, CareFusion, Stryker, Hitachi and Gambro, have helped iCT Health imbibe the best practices applicable to the healthcare sector.

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About iCT Health
iCT HEALTH FZ LLC is a 100% owned subsidiary of IMTAC LLC. Established in 1984, Industrial Management Technology & Contracting (IMTAC LLC) provides solutions and services to clients to realize the benefits of technology-driven business transformation initiatives. In-house expertise combined with products/services from leading vendors enables IMTAC to offer turnkey solutions in the knowledge intensive fields of banking, healthcare, telecommunications, education, transportation and e-governance.

For further information visit www.imtac.com and www.icthealth.net

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