Zero-footprint PACS installation at DHAMAN, Kuwait

The Health Assurance Hospitals Company (DHAMAN) was founded in 2015 with the aim of building and operating a world-class health system which services key segments of Kuwait’s population. It is the first Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) healthcare organization in the Middle East, established between Kuwait’s government, the Kuwaiti people and the private sector as part of the national development plan “New Kuwait 2035”.

DHAMAN strives to implement an integrated healthcare system that includes medical insurance programs as well as a network of primary healthcare centers and hospitals that cover the entire Kuwait area. The organization applies best professional practice to achieve sustainability in healthcare and invests in the health sector’s infrastructure based on the highest international standards.

A state-of-the-art PACS, please!

90% of patients in a hospital undergo medical imaging procedures within 24 hours after admission. This leads to a high number of medical images that need to be managed efficiently to ensure a fast diagnosis and therefore a fast treatment. Consequently, a state-of-the-art picture archiving and communication system (PACS) is of utmost importance.

DHAMAN compared various local and international suppliers and opted for IMAGE’s iQ-SYSTEM PACS, mainly because this solution met all of their expectations in terms of stability, robustness, scalability and security. IMAGE implemented their zero-footprint web-based PACS which runs on any browser or operating system. The hospital’s Active Directory was directly integrated with the PACS, so that now all permitted hospital users can easily and securely sign on to the system.

Mr. Hussain AlSayegh, Manager and Biomedical Engineer at DHAMAN, appreciates the very good service IMAGE provided and is especially happy about the deep integration with the hospital information system, which ensures a smooth workflow and seamless communication between the imaging department and the rest of the hospital. In the future, he expects the system to be extended as the healthcare enterprise grows.