— It is widely acknowledged that information technology plays a critical role in improving health care performance and productivity.
In this paper, we present a survey of various IT systems recently introduced for a tertiary healthcare enterprise in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The enterprise hospitals constitute King Saud Medical City (KSMC) of Ministry of Health at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The paper discusses the KSMC hospital IT department objectives, and strategic plan for IT infrastructure, the vigorous development stages, and a brief summary of its impact on KSMC work performance.
KSMC IT program innovative approach to clinical systems development, presented in this paper, may enhance the professional knowledge for introduction of IT – based clinical systems at similar tertiary healthcare hospitals.
— Health information systems, clinical systems, Strategic planning for IT health systems.
Deena M. Barakah is with the Health Informatics with King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: drbarakah@ ksmc.med.sa). Ayman M. Alrobia is with the E-Health Department at King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Sami S. Alwakeel is with the Computer Engineering Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (e-mail: swakeel@ ksu.edu.sa).
Cite: Deena M. Barakah, Ayman M. Alrobia, and Sami Alwakeel, " Strategic Plan and Development Projects for Modern Health Clinical Information Systems at King Saud Medical City," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 317-321, 2014.