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Dr. Al-Rabeeah Launches the “UpToDate” and “BMJ” Service Free of Charge for all Health Professionals
23 February 2014
His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, has launched, today morning, 23rd February, 2014 (corresponding to 23rd Rabeea‘ Al-Akher, 1435H), the service of “UpToDate” and “BMJ” websites, which are reckoned two of the most important, reliable and prominent global scientific databases in the medical informatics and the clinical services domains. They are provided free of charge for all MOH health professionals and specialists via any computer.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah has pointed out that this service of “UpToDate” and “BMJ” websites has been launched in implementation of the gracious directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, May Allah protect him, to exert utmost efforts and care for the improvement of health services provided to citizens, as well as promoting the performance level of the health professionals and honing their skills. Dr. Al-Rabeeah also indicated that this service is meant to enable the health professionals and specialists to take the evidence-based medical decisions, and keep in touch with the latest medical information, clinical applications and global medical researches and studies, which are accessible in the form of medical recommendations, issues, information, and evidence-based charts, in line with the visions of the largest medical treatment society in the world.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah went on adding that MOH provides this service within the framework of upgrading the performance level of all health practitioners and those working in the health sector, so as to assume their tasks to the fullest. This will be reflected in improving the quality of health services provided to citizens, in line with the highest global quality standards; in an endeavor to achieve the MOH motto: "Patient First."
Finally, Dr. Al-Rabeeah has highlighted that these websites of “UpToDate” and “BMJ”, comprising more than 10 million pieces of medical information, are reckoned the most important sources for the evidence-based medical information all over the world, and upon which physicians around the world have depended for the proper medical decision-making and information acquisition regarding the care field.

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