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Eng. Al-Suaidan Chosen the Only Arab Member of KLAS
24 August 2015

The Assistant Director General of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at the Ministry of Health (MOH), Eng. Mansour Al-Suaidan, has been chosen as an advisory board member of "Kent, Leonard, Adam and Scott" (KLAS); an international organization specialized in classifying the suppliers of health informatics systems.


The organization comprises 9 members (including 5 from Britain, 1 from Canada, 1 from Saudi Arabia, 1 from Singapore and 1 from Germany). These members have been chosen according to a preset, clear-cut mechanism, based on their expertise in the area of applying the health informatics.


It is worth mentioning that Eng. Al-Suaidan is the only Arab board member in the International Advisory Committee affiliated to the KLAS. He holds the master's degree in Information Systems Management (ISM) from George Washington University, USA. Besides, he has a practical expertise in the health sector domain for more than 25 years.


Furthermore, the international organization (KLAS) contributes to improving the healthcare domain, through helping the decision makers in health institutions, get the proper selection of the diverse healthcare informatics applications, based on reliable and comprehensive information from the viewpoint of the beneficiaries of the service. This is carried out by way of publishing a periodical classification of suppliers. As the organization conducts performance evaluation tests for suppliers of systems, via enterprises, as well as assessing the degree of users’ satisfaction of applying the system, in terms of the quality of service provided by the supplier during and after the application period. Besides, the project support and management are to be evaluated, as well as the promptness of fixing the problems and overcoming challenges. That is to be added to assessing to what extent the chosen system achieves the desirable results.


For more information, please visit the KLAS.




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