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UBM and partners strengthen Jordan’s medical capabilities

Posted: 6 July 2003

First complete HMIS solution delivered by UBM and Balsam Healthcare to streamline Levant and Jordanian health care sector

UBM (United Business Machines), an authorised IBM Business Partner, today announced its partnership with Saudi-based Balsam Healthcare Corporation, to provide e-Oasis, a complete Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) to the Jordanian health care sector.

The integrated solution will be the first-of-its-kind to be available in Jordan and will provide hospital management with fast access to information leading to greater efficiencies. The application can scale to suit all hospital sizes and will be implemented and supported by UBM in Jordan.

“UBM has historically supported the health care sector by deploying a variety of solutions to Jordanian hospitals. We are excited to be the first to support a complete end-to-end solution that will lead to greater access to information and better management in the sector. Today IT plays a key role in the growth of health care as hospitals are depending on advanced solutions to better serve patients with more professional services,” said Mustafa Rugibani, chairman of UBM.

“Our partnership with Balsam, a well-known healthcare corporation, will enable us to further facilitate the tasks of hospitals in Jordan, which has become a regional center for health care services. We are particularly happy with the solution as it was tailored and built according to the recommendations and the requirements of professional doctors.”

The integrated Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) has functional modules which range from: personal & administrative, patient, financial and departmental functions. It is available in Arabic and English and is suitable for hospitals from 50 to over 10,000 beds occupancy.

Over 57 well-known hospitals in the Arab region, Europe and Africa are already using this full-package solution which facilitates the responsibilities of all departments throughout the hospital.

“Our goal at Balsam is to facilitate the IT requirements of hospitals, therefore we work very closely with the recommendations of experienced doctors, engineers and financial consultants to develop solutions and systems to contribute to the growth of this sector,” said Dr. Saleem Bin Mahfoz, general manager of Balsam healthcare Corporation.

“Our solutions are used throughout leading hospitals in the Arab region, Africa and Europe and see a lot of potential for growth in the Jordanian health care market. We believe that our partnership with a company of UBM’s calibre will enable us to provide our high-quality services successfully in Jordan and across the Levant.”

A seminar held recently in Jordan to launch the HMIS solution saw participation from high-level representatives from the Jordanian health care sector. At the event Balsam Healthcare and UBM shared the benefits of the system and the President of Red Crescent, Dr. Mohammad Al-Hadid, endorsed the use of IT in furthering medical care in the region. Participants expressed interest in the new system which is proven to raise efficiency and enhance hospital services.

About UBM
United Business Machines (UBM) is an authorized IBM Business Partner for the entire range of IBM products and services in Jordan, Palestine, and Iraq. Since its establishment in October 1995, the company has become a leading Jordanian IT solutions provider.

UBM is dedicated to providing its customers with leading-edge technologies from IBM, combined with world-class business solutions from: JD Edwards, CISCO, and Diebold.

UBM markets and supports a wide range of products and services including consultation, e-Business solutions, specialized technical services, and training.

UBM provides services to different sectors such as, government & public administration, banking & finance, airlines, telecommunication, manufacturing, and education.

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About Balsam Healthcare
Balsam Healthcare Corporation (BHC) is a Saudi Company specialized in healthcare applications and software solutions. BHC is a subsidiary of Al Mourjan Group, one of the largest and most reputable Groups in the Middle East. BHC’s flagship product is called e-Oasis Hospital Management Information System.

With e-Oasis, BHC has a uniquely positioned HMIS product that was developed in Saudi Arabia and successfully implemented in a large number of hospitals in Middle East, African and European countries.

This makes BHC expertise in HMIS available to the Arab World and Western World for product development, technical support, maintenance services and continuous enhancement.

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Posted by Richard Price, Editor

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