Last July, ezCaretech’s first customer King Abdulaziz Medical City hospital achieved the highest stage (Stage 7) of international medical infrastructure recognition through the implementation of BESTCare 2.0A technology.

Last week, HIMSS Analytics revealed the first hospital to be validated for the Stage 6 standards of the Infrastructure Adoption Model (INFRAM): King Abdulaziz Medical City(Riyadh).

The INFRAM (introduced near the end of last year) is an eight-stage international benchmark which analyses the maturity level of a healthcare provider organization’s IT infrastructure, focusing on five areas: mobility, security, collaboration, transport, and data center. This new model gives healthcare organizations a clear view of where they stand in terms of infrastructure architecture, provides a clear roadmap for increasing maturity and ensures successful EMR adoption and other technical implementations.

Near the end of 2017, King Abdulaziz Medical City became the first organization in the world to reach Stage 6 of the DIAM, and, this week, it has also been validated against the Stage 7 standards of the O-EMRAM.

The eight stages of the model are:

  • Stage 7: Adaptive and flexible network control with software-defined networking; home-based telemonitoring; internet/TV on demand
  • Stage 6: Software-defined network automated validation of experience; on-premise enterprise/hybrid cloud application and infrastructure automation
  • Stage 5: Video on mobile devices; location-based messaging; firewall with advanced malware protection; real-time scanning of hyperlinks in email messages
  • Stage 4: Multiparty video capabilities; wireless coverage throughout most premises; active/active high availability; remote access VPN
  • Stage 3: Advanced intrusion prevention system; rack/tower/blade server-based computer architecture; end-to-end QoS; defined public and private cloud strategy
  • Stage 2: Intrusion detection/prevention; informal security policy; disparate systems centrally managed by multiple network management systems
  • Stage 1: Static network configurations; fixed switch platform; active/standby failover; LWAP-only single wireless controller; ad-hoc local storage networking; no data center automation
  • Stage 0: No VPN, intrusion detection/prevention, security policy, data center or computer architecture.