The Ministry of Health is committed to boosting healthcare for citizens and residents in Saudi Arabia
With a population of some 35 million people, Saudi Arabia is keen to ensure its healthcare service is on a path of continual innovation and improvement. This ambition is enshrined in the country’s ambitious Vision 2030 agenda, which includes a dedicated Health Sector Transformation Program to ensure continued development of healthcare in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) has embraced technology, and particularly multi-cloud, to drive positive change in the healthcare sector. The MoH, which is responsible for thousands of hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies across Saudi Arabia, was quick to recognize the potential to transform its operation by adopting multi-cloud.
Healthcare is an IT intensive sector and the advantages of moving to multi-cloud are many and multi-faced. Indeed, by deploying VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) hybrid cloud platform, the Ministry of Health is enabling Saudi Arabia’s healthcare providers to switch from using labour intensive, energy hungry servers and instead manage their IT operations securely from the cloud.
IT systems are more resilience, allowing workloads to be moved instantly between providers, while giving the MoH’s IT team visibility of, and ability to manage, the workloads from a single pane of glass.
What this means on the ground is that doctors, nurses, and patients have reliable and secure access to patient records wherever they are, and all healthcare professionals, including hospital managers, will have improved access to the data they need, without worrying about potentially disruptive IT outages.
With VMware’s multi-cloud solutions, healthcare providers will gain agility to expand, and develop and launch new services to improve healthcare provision. The MoH is ensuring that technology is an enabler rather than a barrier to progress.
With multi-cloud, the MoU is simultaneously boosting resilience, agility and innovation, which is already translating into better use of resources and improved services for healthcare workers and patients, and a healthcare service fit for the 21st century.