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MOH Portal wins GCC Best E-Content Award 2011
26 November 2011
   The Ministry of Health Portal has won the "Best E-Content Award" in the 2nd GCC e-Government Award & Conference which was held in Kuwait during the period from 13 to 15 November 2011, within the context of the participation of many government agencies from Saudi Arabia and GCC countries that were competing to present their best achievements in e-government projects and programs.
Advisor to the Minister & General Supervisor of ICT, Dr. Mohammed R. Al Yemeni, explained that the directives of the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah and his keenness to work in accordance with the strategic plans had the greatest impact on winning this award among 16 projects Saudis involved.
Dr. Al Yemeni added, "The strategic plan of MOH Portal, within its initial objectives, was keen to meet the need of the citizens by facilitating the procedures for their transactions and inquiries from the Ministry, and the Portal has obtained this unique and expected category as a result of the huge efforts that have been conducted by the Portal staff since the idea's inception to its implementation".
He went to say, "I would like to take this special occasion to thank all colleagues in the e-Government Program (Yesser) to their great efforts in supporting all Saudi Government entities and highlighting their successes in various occasions, also extend my thanks to the brothers in the State of Kuwait for the extraordinary effort that went into hosting and organizing this successful conference, and wishing all success".
For his part, Eng. Rayan Al Fayez, MOH Portal Project Manager, who has received the award, said, the efficiency of the Portal was based on hard work and joint effort, especially that the portal has focused, from the beginning, on the user with a constant pursuit to achieve his needs and requirements.
The MOH Portal Project Manager pointed out, many of the strategic analysis were conducted at the beginning of work in order to monitor the aspirations of the potential users of the portal of the different government agencies, citizens, residents and business sector. He emphasized that all operational plans that have been prepared on the basis of this analysis was aimed at achieving most of these aspirations with a focus on continuous improvements to keep abreast of any developments in the field information technology.
Eng. Al Fayez further expounded that there are many elements that make the portal distinct such as ease of use and access to information for everybody including persons with special needs, and open the largest possible number of channels of e-participation and support productive interaction between the portal and users, in addition to utilizing the latest technology for web development.
 



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