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Ministry of Health Holds a Training Course on "the Basics of Medical Documentation"
18 January 2015
As part the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to develop the medical documentation in hospitals in line with the national and international quality standards, the MOH Hospitals General Department has held recently a training course on the basics of the medical documentation in Riyadh. It was attended by more than 25 specialists in the field of medical documentation, including medical officers, heads of medical records sections, and heads of nursing sections in a number of the MOH's hospitals in the Central Region.
The Director-General of Hospitals, Dr. Abdulaziz bin Hamid Al-Ghamdi, said that this course comes within the framework of this year's training program implemented by the Hospitals General Department/ Medical Records Department, in collaboration with the Training and Scholarship General Department.
Within the same vein, Dr. Al-Ghamdi said that this course aims at bolstering the role of the medical officers and heads of nursing sections as well as the heads of medical records sections in developing the medical documentation process by promoting cooperation amongst them inside hospitals, and effectively dealing with the new and unified medical forms and the new and common medical file, currently being deployed in all hospitals.
He pointed out that the course included a number of modern training methods, such as lectures, interactive seminars, brain-storming sessions and workshops. It also included field visits by the trainees to the Medical Records Section in King Saud Medical City (KSMC) in Riyadh to have a closer look at the work process in the section, and to practically benefit from its outstanding experiment in this domain.
On his part, the Supervisor of  Medical Records in the Hospitals General Department, Mr. Moshabab Assiri, confirmed that the keenness of MOH on developing records sections reflect the desire for continuous development, and changing the conception of medical records from only archiving and storage of files to important health information hubs, closely connected to the quality of health services and the research and scientific development, as well as  protecting patients' rights and privacy, and providing them with an integrated healthcare service.
It's worth mentioning here that this course is part of a training program which includes 7 training courses and workshops to be held respectively in various regions in the Kingdom during the coming period. In addition, this course is accredited for 12 hours of continuous medical training from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS).

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