The growth of digitization of the health record in Saudi Arabia causes an increased demand for competent health information managers in Collection, Analysis, and dissemination of quality Healthcare Data and Information. The goal of HIM bachelor’s program at PSMCHS is to produce excellent, competent, and confident graduates in Health Care field. The focus on Health Information Management, in relationship to the electronic health record (EHR) produces a new generation Health Information Management professionals who possess the expertise to develop, implement, and/ or manage individual, aggregate and public health care data collection and reporting systems.
Employment opportunities for HIM professionals are increasing in the Ministry of Defense hospitals as per an Assessment Survey. In addition, the demand for HIM professionals is growing simultaneously with the advancement in the healthcare industry. As the health information management profession grows in Saudi Arabia, in concert with e-Health initiatives, there will be a growing market in the workplace for Saud nationals, who are HIM professionals.
Job titles should continue to vary as HIM professionals assume expanding roles in the area of electronic medical record systems, document management systems, performance improvement, business product, service options, and E-Health commerce over the next decade.