About the Department
The Department of Health Systems & Quality Management (HSQM) is one of the largest departments at College of Public Health and Health Informatics in King Saudi University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS). The primary aims of the department are to contribute in building the leadership and management capacity of health system in Saudi Arabia and the region, and to educate and train health professionals to lead and manage health service organizations (HSCs) and public health programs, addressing the current shortage and future need for high qualified leaders and managers in healthcare system
Message from the Chair
I am pleased on my own behalf and on behalf of my colleagues and staff in the Department of Health Systems and Quality Management to welcome you all at the website of Health Systems and Quality Management Department. I hope that this website will meet your wishes to know everything about the Master Program offered by the Health Systems and Quality Management Department at the College of Public Health and Health Informatics of King Saud ben Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
The Department of Health Systems and Quality Management is the first of its kind in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, aims primarily at building the leadership and management capacity to bring about the quality improvement to health systems and its performance, with emphasis on the importance of quality and patient safety issues as driving force for teaching and research in such program.
Having such department shows the strong leadership commitment of both the College and university levels towards providing the Saudi Health System and its institutions with high qualified professionals who capable to lead and manage health services organizations and public health program, among others. In this regard, the department has already graduated 4 batches with Master degree in health systems and quality management to the labor market of health care systems.
Thus, through this website, we would like to shed light on the mission, vision and goals and objectives of the department as well as the structure of the study plan of the current master program and the faculty and staff and how to contact them.
We hope that this website will become an important link between you and us and be a way to highlight the activities of the health systems and quality management Department. We are very interested to receive your opinions and feedback in order to improve the quality of teaching and research in the field of health systems management and quality improvement that will lead to improve health services commensurate with the position of the Kingdom among the countries of the world.
Goals of the Department
Providing health institutions and community with highly qualified public health professional in health leadership and healthcare management
Conducting scientific research to identity health systems management challenges and proposing evidence-based health policy and management interventions addressing the priority health needs.
Providing technical support and service to health stakeholders and community members in the areas of health systems management building capacity and improving quality and safety of care
Promoting commitment to continuous career-long learning development and training within the context of constant changes in the healthcare systems.
Major Research Areas
Health Policy and Systems Research
Health Human Resources research
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Health Economics Evaluation
Health Services Research