Seeking Standards of Health Informatics Education in Saudi Arabia
Adeeb Noor, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 5234-5236 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A9238119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A9238.119119
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Abstract: As an initial step towards diversifying Saudi Arabia economy, the kingdom is focusing on the development and improvement of all public services through technology especially the health sector to meet the standards of the western world. We discuss the progress of the health informatics education globally with the main focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For this purpose, we survey all academic institutions with their levels of education and found that only 9% of the 109 academic institutions offered specific programs in Health Informatics. While we focus on Saudi Arabia, we also gather information on courses per AMIA identification for Saudi academic institutions.
Keywords: AMIA, Education, Health Informatics, Saudi Arabia.
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics