Jeddah International Medical Center (IMC) is expanding its digital offering by signing a strategic partnership with Saudi Telecom Company (STC), he announced.
The multidisciplinary hospital will use STC’s advanced telecommunications services “to improve its medical care services and accelerate the process of digital transformation in the field of telemedicine,” the company said in a statement.
“This agreement is a crucial step in IMC’s strategy which aims for continuous medical development,” said Walid Fitaihi, Chairman and CEO of IMC. “This not only supports IMC’s eternal pursuit of the highest quality medical services ever available in the region, but also to create new services with technologies that maintain human well-being anytime, anywhere. “
THE BROADER CONTEXT
IMC will first focus on the development of its virtual clinic, a service offered by STC to patients and healthcare professionals. Other solutions it is expected to develop include its own voice identification services and adopt STC’s Tari ‘service, which allows physicians and other healthcare workers to send and receive notifications in a way that’ surpasses’. any other traditional system ”.
STC’s digital initiatives to support the healthcare sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were first launched in June 2020.
“These initiatives are part of the company’s efforts as a digital enabler and are in line with Saudi Vision 2030 to digitize healthcare infrastructure and provide tailored services to facilitate and automate the work of our healthcare heroes. so that we can overcome any challenges. caused by this crisis ”, Eng. Riyad Saeed Muawad, senior vice president of corporate affairs at STC, said at the time.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, IMC launched its Unified Electronic Medical Record (EMR) by InterSystems.
ON THE RECORD
Ing. Saud Al-Sharihi, Vice President of Products and Solutions at STC, said: “[This latest agreement with IMC] confirms STC’s role as a digital enabler in the health sector, providing the best digital solutions that will improve health services for beneficiaries in the sector.