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We’ve been nominated in the Times Higher Education Awards 2012

It was time for a little celebration today here at Aridhia HQ when we found out that Aridhia, along with our partners in the Kuwait Scotland eHealth Innovation Network (KSeHIN), have been nominated as ‘International Collaboration of the Year’ in the Times Higher Education Awards 2012.

Now in their eighth year, these awards are a highlight of the academic calendar, so it’s a real honour to have been nominated as part of the team led by the University of Dundee.

The nomination is the icing on the cake for what has been a busy few years for the Kuwait Health Network (KHN) team. The KHN informatics portal provides connectivity between all Primary Health Centres in Kuwait and the Dasman Diabetes Institute, and is being rolled out nationwide to include all state owned hospitals. This means that eventually, the electronic health records of almost 600,000 Kuwaitis suffering from diabetes will be available to primary care clinics, hospitals and specialist clinics in real-time.

In addition, the team is currently working towards using the information stored within these electronic health records in a nationwide disease registry, which will provide the ability to track the diabetic patient cohort, monitor clinical outcomes and implement public health screening systems to reduce disease complications. Analytic metrics will also be available to demonstrate service key performance indicators and achievement of quality outcome measures.

We are very proud of what our KHN team have achieved in such a short space of time. Delivering nationwide health record connectivity across multiple locations to this level is no mean feat – there’s always tough competition for a coveted Times award and achieving such a nomination really shows how talented our team is.

If you’d like to know more you can read the Kuwait Health Network case study, or the full press release here.