Jordan October 10, 2010 - Press Release
The Ministry of ICT announced the launch of the Jordan Health Initiative (JHI) in collaboration with Cisco, at a press conference held during the MENA ICT Forum 2010. The press conference was facilitated by H.E. Dr. Nayef Al Fayez, the Minister of Health, H.E. Mr. Mawran Juma'a, the Minister of ICT, Dr. Rami Farraj, Chairman of EHS, and Ms. Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President of Cisco Corporate Affairs.
Widely considered one of the Region's foremost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Information and Communications Technology Enabled Services (ICTES) industry events, the 2010 Forum presents the ideal platform for such an announcement as it attracts some 500 key executives and decision makers in government and the private sector from around the world and region and features over 65 distinguished speakers from leading private and public ICT and ICTES entities from around the globe, who will convene in Amman to deliberate the MENA regions most current and pressing ICT and ICTES concerns.
JHI is a national public- private partnership, which aims to transform the delivery of healthcare in Jordan into a world-class regional best practice focused on providing high quality medical services through the utilization of state-of-the-art technologies designed to provide citizens with the best affordable service and thereby achieving economic growth.
During the press conference, Dr. Al Fayez and Mr. Juma'a stressed the important role Cisco will play in the initiative which seeks to revolutionize the current healthcare system in Jordan and elevate medical services through integrating the latest technologies and IT solutions.
Commenting on the occasion, H.E Dr. Al Fayez said that the initiative is in line with the national healthcare strategy set by Jordan's Ministry of Health for 2008- 2010, and compliments the Jordan National Agenda under the Social Welfare theme. He also added that the JHI aims to offer cutting- edge solutions that will help provide highly advanced medical services to citizens as well as cut the cost of healthcare.
H.E Mr. Juma'a also emphasized the importance of a true and effective partnership between the public and the private sectors, such as the strategic partnership with Cisco. He highlighted the long -term advantages this initiative will have on enhancing the quality and efficiency of the healthcare system through applying the latest IT solutions.
Dr. Rami Farraj also welcomed the collaboration between Cisco and EHS.
He stressed the important role Cisco would play in helping to transform the delivery of health care services in the kingdom.
Ms. Tae Yoo stated that Cisco is focused on 21st century healthcare delivery system transformation and this is a great opportunity to partner once again with the Government of Jordan. She also said that Cisco will apply its core competencies in networking, innovation, and state-of-the-art technology solutions for healthcare to help deliver quality healthcare services to even some of the most remote and currently underserved communities.