New partnership contributes to Saudi Healthcare Transformation
Saudi Arabia’s population has increased by nearly 46% over the past 25 years, while more than 28% of today’s population is under 15 years of age. This creates a huge demand on healthcare services that requires a transformative approach.
GE Healthcare Partners and Saudi-based Advanced Health Solutions have signed an agreement with Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University to collaborate on in-depth localized research into healthcare challenges in the Kingdom. This partnership is another example of GE Healthcare’s ongoing support to the Ministry of Health’s transformation of healthcare in the Kingdom.
The agreement outlines cooperation in the field of healthcare consultancy and operational services by drawing on the university’s reputation as a center of excellence in education and community partnership.
As well, through advisory and consultancy workshops, the thee partners will work with the university’s healthcare-focused students to help build their talents and ensure the highest standards of care in the Kingdom in support of Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Healthcare Transformation Program.
“We are committed to nurturing a generation of future professionals and experts, who will contribute to the development of the Kingdom,” said Dr. Mobarek Ben Obaid Al Harbi, President of the Institute of Research & Consulting Services at the university. “GE Healthcare’s proven strengths in advisory and consultancy will serve as an ideal fit to drive localized research and to upskills the talents of our students.”
GE Healthcare Partners brings a wealth of global and local expertise to the collaboration, as it currently is supporting the Saudi Ministry of Health on its Ada’a program, a radical hospital culture and performance transformation initiative that is driving efficiency and productivity across 70 Ministry hospitals and reinvesting the savings into patient care. The project, a strategic priority for the Ministry, is the first system-wide hospital transformation of this scale in the world.
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