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[December 19, 2013]

VIVA Bahrain signs key ICT deal with hospital [Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)]

(Gulf Daily News (Bahrain) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MANAMA: VIVA Bahrain has signed a strategic agreement with the King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) which will see both organisations working collaboratively to further strengthen Bahrain's health system and the end-to-end patient experience.

VIVA's innovation and thought leadership will assist KHUH and related health entities stay ahead of the technology curve by providing best-in-class global information and communication technology (ICT) solutions.

Through the agreement, VIVA will be offering secure, robust and high-quality network services through its dedicated business unit VIVA Enterprise.

This offers tailored communication solutions to leading business organisations across all industry verticals in Bahrain to help transform their business by providing them with the latest ICT technologies.

The first step to improve services VIVA will provide 50MB dedicated high-speed Internet access.

The agreement will further enable rapid and smooth flow of information between various health entities and allows KHUH to access vital information and data to enhance patient experience.

"We are excited that KHUH has agreed to bring into play VIVA's services as a telecom provider, which bolsters our existing relationship with the medical institution," VIVA chief executive Ulaiyan Al Wetaid said.

"We have been working with KHUH and the Health Ministry closely to help unify their communications network on a number of projects and will continue with our efforts to meet the distinctive requirements of the health sector, where reliable communications is vital to keep up with uninterrupted medical assistance and strict compliance.

"The use of advanced ICT technologies will help to drive faster outcomes within health ecosystems, from the initial patient administration process, capturing patient medical history and providing access to authorised medical staff to ensure the best possible treatment is provided.

"Clinical information is a vital component to ensure medical staff provide a better health experience and with the introduction of advanced service technologies will help transform the end to end patient experience and allow medical institutions to be much more efficient," he said "With our robust, high-quality network, VIVA is committed to provide the latest ICT products and services with innovation and thought leadership at its forefront to ensure "best in class" service is offered to our enterprise customers," he said.

"Modern technology has changed the structure and organisation of the entire medical field," KHUH commander Major General Dr Shaikh Salman bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa said.

"From widespread adoption of electronic medical records, to advances in ambulance communications system and technology, modern healthcare and its delivery methods are changing at an ever increasing rate.

"We are delighted to partner with VIVA to provide dedicated and reliable high speed Internet to power our technologies to serve the citizens and residents of Bahrain at every stage of their life," he added.

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