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Sidra Medical and Research Center Selects Sword Achiever as its Safety Risk Management System and Accreditation Management Software Vendor
LONDON, January 9, 2013
LONDON, January 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Sidra Medical and Research Center is a hospital, research and education institution currently under construction in Doha on Qatar Foundation's 2,500-acre Education City campus.Â It will initially have around 400 beds with infrastructure to enable expansion to 550 beds in a subsequent phase. As an ultramodern, all-digital academic medical center that has been designed and planned to the best international standards in sciences, Sidra set about the procurement of a Governance Risk and Compliance Management (GRC) enterprise solution, to control risks that might adversely affect realization of Sidra's vision for health care.
GRC covers a broad range of risks typically entailing financial, information technology, and legal issues. Sidra's goal is to prioritize risks, justify funding for remediation, and use policy to guide operational teams in corrective actions. The crucial value of GRC is in controlling legal and regulatory compliance risks, for these can trigger substantial penalties and even threaten viability of a business.
The Sword Achiever GRC solution, AchieverPlus, offers Sidra a platform which enables the management of controls relating to process, operations, and management; a subset addresses technical controls. It extends the executive dashboard concept providing senior management with snapshot views furnished by IT into Sidra Key Performance Indicator (KPI) goals and results which will provide corporate wide Governance, Compliance and Safety Risk Management overview across the facility.
By implementing AchieverPlus, Sidra can bring all the elements of risk together in a single, enterprise-wide solution to ensure that they are focusing accurately on the risk in the organisation across all business functions. The aim is to ensure that corporate performance and business planning can be risk-adjusted based on real information to give the true reflection of the level of risk within the organization.
The deployment of Sword Achiever's GRC software solution, AchieverPlus, will provide Sidra with:
- The ability to streamline the process of risk assessment by enabling Sidra to assess risk once and satisfy many requirements simultaneously
- The tools necessary to eliminate the complexities of historic risk management by making the management of risk a part of everyday business
- The ability to quickly adapt Sidra Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) framework to meet ever-changing requirements while minimizing impact to the business operations
- A central portal for access to organization-wide risk information that is actionable by the right people at the right time up, down, and across the organization
- The ability to utilize one solution to easily adapt to the organization's unique GRC challenges including clinical risk methodologies
- The ability to monitor, measure and manage technical control effectiveness to corporate security policies
- The ability to map security issues to business applications and roll-up risk across the enterprise
- A comprehensive risk repository to enable Sidra to access centralized compliance reporting in one location
The core benefit of the AchieverPlus GRC software solution is to gather risk across the various business units within Sidra to ensure that management has an overview of key risk issues facing the organization. This includes financial risk, operational risk, clinical risk, legal risk, human resources and also covers compliance and governance issues that the organization has to adhere to.
About Sword Achiever
Achiever Plus from Sword Achiever has proven success, being used in a wide spectrum of industries across the globe, for many years. These customer's needs are as diverse as the industries they come from, but they all have multiple Governance, Risk and Compliance demands placed upon them and the common factor is the benefit gained from having a single integrated GRC management system.
Achiever Plus provides a unified Governance Risk and Compliance platform, across the enterprise, delivering governance through the application of best practice, risk management through monitoring and automatically alerting the business to highest areas of risk and cost, and adherence to multiple areas of compliance management.
All this within a single integrated system that provides simple role-based access, fast user take-up and effective transparency and control across the business.
About Sidra Medical and Research Center
Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a groundbreaking hospital, research and education institution, focused on the health and wellbeing of women and children regionally and globally. Currently under construction in Doha, Qatar, Sidra will be a fully digital facility, incorporating the most advanced information technology applications in clinical, research and business functions. Sidra will initially have around 400 beds with infrastructure to enable expansion to 550 beds in a subsequent phase.
Sidra represents the vision of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser who serves as its Chairperson. The high-tech facility will not only provide world-class patient care but will also help build Qatar's scientific expertise and resources. Sidra will be funded by a US$7.9 billion endowment from Qatar Foundation, one of the largest endowments of its kind in the world.
Sidra is part of a dynamic research and education environment in Qatar that includes leading international institutions, such as: Sidra's academic partner Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, and Qatar Science and Technology Park. Through strong partnerships with leading institutions around the world, Sidra is creating an intellectual ecosystem to help advance scientific discovery through investment in medical research.
Sidra will have a unique working structure with inter-professional collaboration at the heart, providing the best holistic care for patients and an unparalleled learning environment for its medical professionals. Sidra will combine the best in design, technology, operations and practices from medical centers around the world - to offer its employees an environment that is at once familiar and extraordinary.
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