Riyadh health department sets new standards

The General Directorate of Health Affairs in Riyadh; has met strict international standards requirements for its implementation of a quality management system.


As a matter of fact the directorate’s self-resources department achieved International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification; the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) also reported on Thursday.


Dr. Hassan Al-Shahrani, the directorate’s director general for the Riyadh Region, additionally said that success in meeting the ISO criteria; reflected the depth of strategic vision in the department toward delivering high-quality health services.


Faisal Al-Dughaither, director of corporate communication at Riyadh Health, also said the accreditation requirements also came through the development of various evaluation programs; quality management system training; and establishing, reviewing, and activating the system.


The ISO certification is markedly concerned with procedures, documentation, correction; process approach, and risk-based thinking; through dedicated teams for improvement; internal audit; and continuous evaluation.