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Governance

KAUST Health is governed by the KAUST Health Board, who meet twice annually. 

The Board purpose is to provide sound strategic advice and direction to the KAUST Health Management Team and to ensure that KAUST Health is appropriately resourced to support the current and long-term objectives of the service in line with the mission, vision and strategic priorities.


KAUST Health Board Members  

  • Prof Pierre Magistretti – Chair, KAUST Health Board and Director, KAUST Smart Health initiative
  • Chris Sealey – Vice President, Community Life
  • Daniel Buttigieg – Director, KAUST Health
  • Rob Fekete – Chief Financial Officer
  • Samer Samman – Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Todd Pietruszka – Director of Graduate Development and Services
  • Genevieve McCabe – Community Representative 


External Board Members 

The KAUST Health Board is strengthened through international representation. As experts in their field, external board members bring knowledge, experience and expertise that ensures the Board continuously seeks to enhance and improve services offered through KAUST Health.

  • Professor Howard Bergman - McGill University, Canada
  • Professor Francois Ansermet - School of Medicine at the University of Geneva
  • Dr. Daniele Rigamonti -  Johns Hopkins Medicine International

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Accreditations       

To ensure we are implementing the highest health care standards, KAUST Health uses accreditation as a tool for continuous quality monitoring, improvement and compliance with best practices. Learn about our accreditations below.

 

Joint Commission International (JCI)            GoldSeal_International      

Joint Commission International is an organization-wide set of standards covering the majority of services provided by KAUST Health. Our initial accreditation was achieved from JCI in 2016 and KAUST Health was successfully reaccredited towards the end of 2019. The next reaccreditation is due in late 2022.  

Joint Commission International defines internationally accepted standards based on best practices in quality and patient safety. They work with hospitals and other health care organizations, health systems, government ministries, public health agencies, academic institutions and businesses to achieve peak performance in patient care. 

Although school health is not part of the JCIA scope, the school nursing services provided are included under The KAUST School accreditation. The school nursing function has to continuously comply and aim to exceed the standards of care.

If you have any concerns about the quality and or safety of provision in KAUST Health you can report these to Joint Commission International 

>> Learn more about JCI  

 

Baby Friendly Community Initiative 

KAUST Health achieved Baby Friendly Accreditation by the Saudi Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in 2018.  KAUST Health was the first private ambulatory clinic in Saudi Arabia to achieve Baby Friendly status.

Baby Friendly accreditation demonstrates that KAUST Health is committed to implementing practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding, providing every family with informed choices so they can give their baby the healthiest start in life. This includes:

  • Providing evidence-based infant nutritional education to families
  • Offering feeding and nutrition support services for families in pregnancy, after birth, and beyond
  • Baby Friendly training for all clinical and non-clinical staff working KAUST Health
  • Clinical policies and procedures that support optimal infant feeding

>> Learn more about BFCI

 

 

HiMSS Analytics Stage 6 Certification            HiMSS logo

 

KAUST Health was the first private Ambulatory Clinic in KSA to be awarded this certification in 2018. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS) is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

 

  • The HIMSS Analytics Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM) incorporates methodology and algorithms to score clinics on the maturity of their EMR environments

     

  • This eight-stage (0-7) model is intended for clinics where there is an encounter between a caregiver and a patient, and the caregiver is licensed to assess, diagnose, treat, prescribe and generate orders and documentation
  • The O-EMRAM tests for clinician documentation, including orders, e-prescribing, patient engagement and population health analytics
>>Learn more about HiMSS Analytics O –EMRAM