2021 Winner Profile

Zulekha Hospital

Aliasgar Bohari

COMPANY WHERE WON: Zulekha Hospital

AWARD DETAILS:

As Director of IT for Zulekha Hospital, Aliasgar Bohari has implemented a number of high-value technology tools to improve the quality of care as well as patients' overall experience within the hospital system — efforts that enhanced care during the pandemic. A fully automated robotic pharmacy and drug distribution system automates storage, dispensing, return, restocking and crediting of medications, improving pharmacist efficiency and freeing them from routine tasks of manually finding prescriptions. This enables them to spent more time with patients and thus enhances patient experience. The hospital’s “office anywhere” system, meanwhile, gives healthcare professionals secure access to patient records and systems including health management information system (HMIS) and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS).

To enhance services during the COVID crisis, the hospital also rolled out teleconsultation and video-consultation, whereby necessary consultations are provided safely. For Bohari, the crisis was an opportunity to learn and innovate, and future projects include a BI (business intelligence) system to help business managers make informed decisions, especially in times of financial upheaval caused by crises such as the pandemic.

LOCATION: UAE

INDUSTRY: Healthcare Industry