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MOH and GE Sign MoU on Digitization
12 October 2016
Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, the Governor of the Eastern Region, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and General Electric Company (GE) have signed a memo of understanding on digital transformation. The MoU aims to provide advanced technical solutions to contribute in expediting digitization of the MOH, in line with the Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020, and to raise quality of services provided to the MOH's facilities around the Kingdom.
 
The signing ceremony was attended by His Excellency the Minister of Health Dr. Tafig bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, His Excellency the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, His Excellency the Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al Qasabi and His Excellency GE CEO Mr. Jeffrey R. Immelt, as well as presidents of companies and businessmen of the region.
 
The signatories of the agreement were His Excellency the Vice Minister of Health for Planning and Development Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajel, for the MOH and His Excellency the President and CEO of GE Saudi Arabia and Bahrain Mr. Hisham Albahkali, for GE. The signing ceremony was held at the GE Manufacturing Technology Center (GEMTEC), yesterday (Wednesday) in Dammam.
 
By signing this agreement, the MOH aims at transferring e-health knowledge and upgrading creative abilities at its facilities, in order to be reflected on effectiveness and creative provision of services. The MoU will also contribute to upgrading radiology departments to receive more beneficiaries and developing control centers of the health systems, simulation centers and virtual hospitals as well as raising the efficiency of health spending, in an endeavor to improve patient's experience in health facilities.
 
It is noteworthy that the MOH is making great strides towards achieving the strategic goals of the NTP 2020. One of these goals is to improve the efficiency of the health care sector through information technology and digital transformation, which this MoU will contribute to achieve in the coming years. 
 
 
 
 



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