Kurdish Studies

ISSN: 2051-4883 | e-ISSN: 2051-4891
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Digital Health Care Future and Digital Health Characteristics in Saudi Arabia’s Healthcare Facilities

Waleed Alshahrani
Radiological sciences department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taif University Post code 21944, Saudi Arabia
Atheer Alharthi
Radiological sciences department, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Taif University Post code 21944, Saudi Arabia
Keywords: Digital health, healthcare facilities, health characteristics, patient care.


Background In many nations, the usage of digital health in the healthcare industry is not common. Hospitals, medical institutions, medical colleges, and other healthcare providers' approval is a critical prerequisite for the smooth deployment and adoption of digital health across all healthcare sectors. Digitalization is affecting every facet of daily life. Given the changing environment, health practitioners in all professions need to acquire new competencies. Aim This study assesses how prepared and capable digital healthcare is to change in accordance with vision 2030. Methods This study examines the facilities used by the government and the private sector in Saudi Arabia, the country's eastern province. utilizing a variety of data sampling techniques, such as the department of information technology in the chosen regions and a questionnaire that was distributed in physical copy for completion. Many healthcare facilities, both private and public, participated in the questionnaire completion process at various levels. The data collected through questionnaires were clarified. Furthermore, four digital health characteristics were also analyzed in descriptive. Some open-question physical interviews were also used to collect data. Several groups were interviewed, each giving their views and sampled in written form.Results Several facilities were evaluated and asked for their thoughts on digital healthcare transformation. facilities, both public and private, in proportion. Depending on the kind and quality of the facility, different care was provided. Interoperability has the lowest minimum, whereas personal-enabled health has the highest median. Governance and interoperability have the highest maximums, whereas predictive analysis has the lowest. Different opinions from various age groups were observed in the open-ended interviews, where almost 67% of the population chose digital healthcare. Overall implementation rates were found to be strong, and private healthcare facilities scored higher overall on digital transformation than governmental hospitals Conclusion Using digital health indicators, the article has examined the adoption of digital health in several healthcare facilities located in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Because digital health care increases service efficiency, healthcare facilities that use it provide dependable and prompt medical services. This data will support the provision of telemedicine services, remote monitoring, and online illness management information. Knowing which indicators are used the most and which require more attention in the healthcare institutions of the Eastern Province could also be helpful. Furthermore, so that they may make improvements, strategic health planners may find it useful to concentrate on comprehending the reasons behind the government facilities' lower rating in the Governance and Workforce dimensions.

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