Jordan joins the organization as SNOMED International’s thirty-fifth Member. Electronic Health Solutions (EHS), Jordan’s representative to SNOMED International, is a nonprofit company mandated to advance the public healthcare sector and transform healthcare through the provision of automated solutions that enhance the quality and efficiency.
Through its flagship program “Hakeem” which was launched in 2009 upon a profound vision of his Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, EHS is responsible for the implementation of a nationwide Electronic Health Record solution for the Ministry of Health and Royal Medical Services as well as King Hussein Cancer Center and the National’s Women’s Health Care Center.
With membership in SNOMED International, EHS has committed nationwide support for structured clinical terminology in support of Jordan’s strategic health goals. The scope of Jordan’s 2018-2022 e-Health strategy includes unifying protocols, medical procedures and terminologies within all healthcare bodies in the Kingdom, presenting a clear role for SNOMED CT as a reference terminology.
Jordan becomes the second country in the Middle East region to join SNOMED International, laying the groundwork for increased interoperability as well as the promise of leveraging learnings amongst its regional and international counterparts.