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MOH Launches a Program to Promote the Patient-Centered Healthcare Services
21 March 2016
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched a developmental program to promote the patient-centered healthcare services; in an endeavor to improve the performance level at the most crowded health facilities, in such a manner that the program will be in line with the MOH’s strategic plan to develop the integrated and comprehensive health care in the Kingdom.
 
The Deputy Minister of Health for Therapeutic Services, Dr. Tareef Al-Aama, has pointed out that the program covered since its inception the most crowded hospitals, totaling 30 hospitals all over the Kingdom, and this number of hospitals  is intended to be increased over the coming the years. He went on saying that a cooperation agreement has been signed with General Electric Company (GE HealthCare); to benefit from its expertise in implementing this program. He underlined that the hospital management teams are working in collaboration with the company’s experts to implement this program and ensure its success, by means of training these teams, in accordance with the performance improvement methodologies, the global best health practices and the change management, as well as providing the ongoing support for these teams to help them implement the transformation program.
 
Within the same vein, Al-Aama highlighted that this health care program aims at improving the performance level at the most crowded facilities (e.g. emergency, inpatient and outpatient clinics) in hospitals. He added that this program will be implemented in accordance with a scientific approach; in order to ensure applying the basic procedures, identifying the improvement options based on the actual needs and the sustainability of health services through transformation projects.
 



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