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الأخبار
The Saudi Dictionary for Health Data

​​The Saudi Health Data Dictionary is a resource for health data definition and structure to be used by health sectors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is divided into chapters consisting of multiple elements. Elements are described, structured and numerically assigned. The Saudi Health Data Dictionary is necessary to establish effective health data exchange and interoperability systems in the Kingdom and applications that are dependent on such services such as national disease registries and a standardized health file for patients.

​​The Saudi ​Health Data Dictionary

Objectives of the initiative

  • Concepts and terminology used in the comparison of information and health indicators between regions and governorates in the kingdom at ​the regional level and international.
  • Explain the meaning of the vocabulary and terminology local and international organizations for use in a uniform manner in the health area in the kingdom.
  • Description is correct and consistency of the data used between the parties to the health sectors.
  • Support the use of standards and the terminology of the ebbing of jurisprudence.
  • The development of technical standards and standardized data shared way represented.
  • The preparation of the initial preparations on entry in an environment of exchange of health information and electronic commerce.
  • The provision of a database of all authorized using the Health Sector Database of Saudi Arabia.
  • Use the application of a uniform basic in the formulations of models and health programs and the design of questionnaires and health applications.
  • Uses a key application in studies and Re-searches development programs.

Describe the initiative to

  • study the confinement of the current situation check on dictionaries in the kingdom.
  • The study of the dictionary international lead agency in this area.
  • The building and the preparation of a clear plan for the establishment of the dictionary and the currency of development.
  • The building of the dictionary.
  • Translation.
  • The issuance of the dictionary.​

Contact us at: "SHDD@shc.gov.sa"