KFSH&RC among 3 international health organizations achieved the highest stages in AMAM




King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has received the prestigious HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 AMAM Award. This recognition represents KFSH&RC's achievement of the Adoption Model for Analytics Maturity (AMAM), which means the organization is leveraging data analytics in its operational, research and financial processes to drive healthcare decisions.

KFSH&RC joins a rare group of healthcare organizations by being the only Stage 6 outside of North America.  "Being one of a handful of healthcare organizations in the world to have reached this level of analytics maturity shows KFSH&RC's alignment to the Kingdoms Vision 2030 towards improving healthcare in the region and the importance of accurate and timely clinical data" said Majid Al Fayyadh, MD, MMM, KFSH&RC Chief Executive Officer. "This recognition reflects the cohesive environment that exists within KFSH&RC because the flow of data from one department to another needs to always ensure patient focus and patient care."

HIMSS Analytics developed the AMAM as a methodology to measure and advance an organization's analytics capabilities.  This international eight stage (Stage 0 - Stage 7) model measures the capabilities an organization has gained from the installation of data warehousing technology and surrounding it with adequate healthcare data governance.  Only two organizations in the world have reached the prestigious AMAM Stage 7, Duke Health and University of North Carolina Health while KFSH&RC was recognized with Stage 6 honors in 31 July 2018.

In order to achieve Stage 6 designation, KFSH&RC demonstrated its use of predictive analytics by expanding its focus on advanced data content and clinical support.  "The future of healthcare delivery is in data analytics, so we are honored to be recognized by HIMSS Analytics for this achievement," stated Osama Al Swailem, MD, MA, KFSH&RC Chief Information Officer.  As part of its national transformation, KFSH&RC has now focused on applying analytics to patient specific prescriptive care. Through personalized medicine and prescriptive analytics, KFSH&RC will create a paradigm shift in how regional healthcare is delivered.