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. 


King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

Updated 18 September 2018
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King Abdullah Port sponsors logistics forum

King Abdullah Port has signed an agreement to sponsor the Supply Chain and Logistics Conference organized by the Transport Ministry. The conference, which will take place on Oct. 15-16 in Riyadh, will be held under the patronage of Transport Minister Dr. Nabil M. Al-Amoudi. Decision-makers, experts and officials from major local and international companies involved in the supply chain and logistics sector are expected to attend.

Highlighting the importance of participating in the event, Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “Our sponsorship of the conference comes within our commitment to cooperate and exchange expertise with the active players of the logistics sector, which recently has been witnessing major developments in terms of business volume, innovation and solutions that complement Vision 2030 and transform Saudi Arabia into a global logistics hub by promoting its position on the Logistics Performance Index issued by the World Bank.”

“Saudi Arabia has a number of components and facilities that enable it to play a key role in this sector at the regional and global levels, and we will play our part in showcasing the best King Abdullah Port has to offer in the logistics sector, such as solutions and facilitation for investors based on the port’s strategic location on the Red Sea. The port is on the main shipping line between the East and West, which significantly enhances the Kingdom’s competitiveness and positions it among the key countries in global trade,” he added.

Qutub will participate in a session for CEOs, where participants will discuss strategic decisions to reshape and keep pace with the global system of supply chains and logistics.

King Abdullah Port previously announced an increase in container handling reaching 1,236,075 TEU during the first half of 2018, marking a new record of 50.5 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Earlier, the port announced a 21 percent increase in its annual throughput by the end of 2017, making it the second largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling. 

Run by the Ports Development Company, King Abdullah Port is the region’s first port to be fully owned, developed and operated by the private sector. It has been listed as the fastest growing container port in the world and one of the world’s top 100 ports after less than four years of operation. Eight of the largest shipping lines work at the port, which offers integrated services to exporters and importers.