Dr. Zaid Al-Harbash Pediatric Clinic
Dr. Zaid Al-Harbash is a pediatrics consultant, graduated from Kuwait University where he earned a bachelor
of science in basic medical sciences and a bachelor of medicine and surgery. Dr. Al Harbash practiced as a
pediatric resident & a pediatric emergency fellow in the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada. He
continued his career in Mubarak Hospital and became the Head of the Pediatric Emergency Unit in Al-Amiri
Dr. Al-Harbash is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, he completed the Advanced
Trauma Life Support program and was an instructor in Pediatric Advanced Life Support program. Dr. Al-Harbash is
now a pediatric advanced life support instructor at Gulf CPR Training Institute and has been given awards for his
work and he also published a number of publications about his field.
Business Needs & Challenges
Dr. Zaid Al-Harbash Pediatric Clinic was finding it increasingly difficult to work with Patient Records. It is
difficult to fetch the Medical Records of patients who are being treated. It takes minutes to fetch a patient's
record from the filing cabinet. Time is not a luxury the Clinic can afford. Furthermore, as the number of
patients grew, the storage required to save the records needed to as well. This added additional challenges to
the Clinic, not to mention the increase in associated costs.
The Clinic tried, with the help of the Hospital, to establish basis for Electronic Medical Records. However,
since EMR was not yet approved by the Ministry of Health in Kuwait, the Center needed an alternative way to
store and retrieve Medical Records.
Characteristics of a viable solution
A viable solution should have the following capabilities:
- Quickly scan Medical Records, double-faced documents included, into the system.
Associate the scanned document with metadata regarding the type of document, date issued, date scanned,
doctor or physician, etc.
- Store these images in Patient's Records securely.
- Allow retrieval of this Digital Record easily using search or link.
- Intuitive controls to view Digital File contents on the screen using mouse and touch controls where possible.
- Printing part or all of the file with a single click.