CBAHI hosts phase 2 of medical coding program

Updated 15 April 2018

CBAHI hosts phase 2 of medical coding program

The Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) recently organized in Riyadh the second phase of its training program specifically designed for qualifying certified medical coding professionals.

The program held at the Holiday Inn targeted medical coding professionals who are interested in providing remote coding services to the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH). The program provided training in the International Classification of Diseases, Australian Amendment (ICD-10-AM). 

The medical coding program aims this year to qualify 75 medical coders to work in the Ministry of Health, in addition to the 25 individuals who were trained last year. This is the first-of-its-kind program to be held in the Kingdom and the whole region. 

Dr. Salim Abdullah Al-Wahabi, director general of CBAHI, said: “This is a totally matchless program we are most proud to initiate and launch. Having additional coders will hopefully support and help the MOH in sharing decisions, plans, policies, and resources utilization as well.” 

He added: “This program is in consistence with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, and at the same time supports the National Transformation Program initiatives.” 

The Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) is the official agency authorized to grant accreditation certificates to all governmental and private health care facilities operating in the Kingdom. CBAHI has emerged from the Saudi Health Council as a non-profit organization. The principal function of CBAHI is to set the health care quality and patient safety standards against which all health care facilities are evaluated for evidence of compliance.

The foundation of CBAHI dates back to 2001 as the Makkah Region Quality Program (MRQP), an initiative aimed at improving quality of health care delivery in the Makkah region. In 2005, by a ministerial order, MRQP was advanced and named as the Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions and its jurisdiction was expanded to the whole country. 

Danube Group re-launches Filmfare Middle East Magazine in Dubai

Updated 23 April 2018

Danube Group re-launches Filmfare Middle East Magazine in Dubai

DUBAI: UAE’s largest diversified conglomerate, the Danube Group has made a grand entry into the dynamic media industry with the re-launch of film and celebrity magazine ‘Filmfare Middle East’ on 30th March 2018 at Raj Mahal Theatre, Bollywood Parks, Dubai.
The glittering event had an air of class, luxury, panache and some truly spectacular moments with the reigning super stars from Indian and Pakistani cinema, such as Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar, Fawad Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Manish Malhotra, Jackie Shroff, Dia Mirza along with Founder and Chairman of Danube Group Mr. Rizwan Sajan and the crème de la crème of Dubai.
Singers like Armaan Malik, Aman Malik, Usha Uthup and Bappi Lahiri raised the tempo of the evening by hitting on the high notes, while performing live in their own style enthralling crowds.
Knocking everyone socks off, the truly talented Bharti Singh got the crowds to laugh out loud. A tribute to the veteran actor Sri Devi was one of the highlights of the evening followed by numerous felicitations of the leading stars.
The fearless, hugely talented and truly stunning Deepika Padukone unveiled the cover of the magazine at the event. The stars showed bedazzled the red-carpet as fans and eager autograph hunters gathered hours in advance hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite actors.
The proud owner Mr. Rizwan Sajan said: “Filmfare Middle East is a cult brand and it was my dream to revive this brand. We started this venture because we believed that this magazine holds an essence for the cinema and a huge readership among its target audience. We’re grateful to our readers and advertisers for their loyal support. Hope, the magazine will keep the same old spirit.”
He further added: “I would like to personally thank each star for taking out time from their busy schedule. Additionally, kudos to my whole team to leave no stone unturned for this fabulous event.”
The new avatar of the magazine will be catering predominantly to the large Asian expatriate population in the UAE and the GCC, as well as a significant Arab population who love their cinema and celebrities.
Danube Group traces its origin through Danube Building Materials. Established in 1993, the company provides more than 25,000 products in stock and in-house value added services in all of its multiple set of showrooms across the Middle East region and India.