High-performing and secure ICT solution provider, Datacentrix, has won a contract to roll out a tailored ICT solution at Ahmed Al Kadi Hospital, which is currently under construction in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

The R350 million private hospital is founded on Islamic principles and is owned by the Islamic Medical Association Baytul Nur Trust, the initiator of the project, and approximately 3,000 community members and health professionals. The hospital will have 166 beds and is expected to open its doors in March 2016 to provide healthcare to South African citizens, regardless of race, religion or creed.

Having undertaken an intensive seven-month evaluation and consultative process, Datacentrix has mapped out a fully integrated plan to address the hospital’s technology needs, which will be rolled out in two phases.

The first phase involves the commissioning, procurement and installation of services and infrastructure needs, including cabling, CCTV and access control; a medical grade network for the hospital and theatre equipment; a business network for the hospital administration system – including all the servers, data centres, connectivity requirements, notebooks and work stations; the implementation of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system as well as a hospital information system (HIS); and the rollout of an enterprise information management (EIM) system for the management and archiving of information.

The second phase entails a three-year service outsource contract to ensure optimal uptime and performance of the hospital’s systems.

“The project is a prime example of the synergy and teamwork between Datacentrix’s competency areas, providing truly integrated systems for our clients,” said Datacentrix’s EIM Business Unit Manager KZN and project lead, Shakeel Jhazbhay.

“Datacentrix’s partnership approach and support has been nothing short of brilliant,” said Chairman of Ahmed Al Kadi Hospital, Solly Suleman. “The company even provided strategic advice free of charge prior to its official appointment, and the expertise provided has ensured that we have made the right technology choices. Our experience with Datacentrix – and the expert input received from the CEO, Ahmed Mahomed, down the ranks – has been greatly appreciated.”

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