CBAHI hosts phase 2 of medical coding program

Updated 15 April 2018
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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. 


Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Khalid Al-Garawi, senior manager, Bahri Chemicals.
Updated 21 April 2019
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Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Saudi logistics and transportation company Bahri has announced the expansion of its market presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region’s maritime industry. The stronger presence will help the company gain deeper insights into market trends as well as customer needs in chemicals and logistics sectors in Singapore and the wider APAC region.
The announcement took place at a ceremony held on April 5 at Regent Hotel in Singapore, in the presence of Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, and senior executives of the region’s oil majors, petrochemical trading companies and ship brokers.
The expansion will also enable Bahri Logistics and Bahri Chemicals, two of five business units of the company, to market their offerings, acquire new clients, serve existing clients, and channelize the communications. Bahri has plans to expand the services of its other business units to the APAC region in the future.
Bahri CEO Aldubaikhi said: “In our efforts to deliver on Bahri’s vision of connecting economies, sharing prosperity, and driving excellence in global logistics services, we have been actively pursuing the company’s ambitious long-term strategy to drive sustainable growth and expand its market footprint. As a result, we have established a solid presence regionally and globally. Our expansion in the Asia-Pacific region represents a key milestone in our journey, and with this, we have come even closer to our customers, allowing us to serve them better offering a wider range of industry services and unprecedented value.”
Over the past 41 years, Bahri has steadily expanded market presence to cement its position as a global leader in the maritime industry. The company currently has offices in Saudi Arabia, UAE, US and India, in addition to a vast network of agents across the Middle East and Africa, US, Europe, and Asia.
Bahri Chemicals is the largest owner and operator of chemical carriers in the Middle East, serving 150 ports worldwide. It owns and operates 36 chemical/product tankers with a capacity of 1.1 million DWT designed to the highest specifications, capable of carrying a wide range of chemical cargoes. The first business unit within Bahri, Bahri Logistics, is one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world and operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels with 26,000 DWT each on a regular liner schedule.