The Saudi Ministry of Health (MoH) has deployed multi-cloud solutions from VMware to digitally transform the country’s public healthcare sector. The Ministry of Health can now offer secure cloud-based services to public healthcare providers including hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, greatly improving their efficiency and enabling them to grow and innovate.
The Ministry of Health is responsible for the country’s public health service, which cares for a growing population of over 35 million people. The Ministry of Health has accelerated the transformation of its IT systems with the outbreak of COVID-19 which has strained health systems and increased the need for robust applications, such as booking platforms for vaccinations and remote access to patient records.
The Department of Health simplified its IT infrastructure by deploying VMware Cloud Foundation as a unifying platform for its cloud environment, distributing workloads across service provider clouds, including STC and Mobily.
“The Ministry of Health seeks to achieve the highest levels of excellence in healthcare in line with the goals of Saudi Vision 2030. This means having the best multi-cloud foundation to optimize operations, increase efficiency and drive innovation among healthcare providers nationwide,” says Eng. Khalid Almedbel, CIO, Ministry of Health. “Through our digital transformation with VMware, all public healthcare providers will have access to best-in-class cloud services that will improve operations and boost the delivery of healthcare to citizens and residents.”
With VMware Cloud Foundation, MoH benefits from a comprehensive set of highly secure software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, security, Kubernetes, and cloud management. When the solution is fully deployed, the Saudi public health system will benefit from the resilience, agility and efficiency offered by the shared cloud platform. Each healthcare institution will have access to virtual infrastructure and applications “as-a-service” and will also be able to design and deploy applications from the cloud, giving them the freedom to innovate and provide world-class services to patients.
Saif Mashat, VMware Country Director for Saudi Arabia, said, “The transformation of the Ministry of Health with VMware shows the power of multi-cloud to reinvent healthcare with highly efficient use of resources and unleash new levels of agility and innovation. We look forward to working in partnership with the Department of Health as it continues to move workloads to the new environment and bring more cloud-based services to healthcare providers across the country.” .
In the coming months, the Department of Health plans to deploy more VMware solutions, including VMware Carbon Black for additional cybersecurity, VMware Workspace One for secure distributed work, and Tanzu to enable Kubernetes in vSphere, which will bring development of additional applications to the Saudi public. health care providers.