IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1096-1099

Teleradiology public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia: a review

Authors: Khalid M. Alshamrani, Abdulkader Alkenawi.

ABSTRACT

Owing to the increasing demand for healthcare driven by population growth, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) Ministry of Health (MOH) is actively seeking to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare services in general and medical imaging services in particular by introducing private sector participation in its first healthcare public-private partnership (PPP) venture for teleradiology. Teleradiology will also benefit the more remote areas of the country that are currently underserved. Through the PPPs, hospitals in the project will have interconnected teleradiography services, ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness compared to the current public provision of medical imaging services. This review is based on secondary data collected from various computerized repositories, databases, or search engines encompassing articles, MOH documents, and reports in this regard. This review describes healthcare PPPs and how they will operate teleradiology in the KSA. We further highlight obstacles to the involvement of the private sector in the provision of public teleradiology services.

Keywords:
Saudi healthcare, public-private partnership, teleradiology, private sector, privatization


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Teleradiology public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia: a review


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Khalid M Alshamrani
College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulkader Alkenawi
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Khalid M. Alshamrani, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.; alshamranik@ksau-hs.edu.sa

Publication history
Received 26 Feb 2021
Accepted 10 Mar 2021
Published online 10 Mar 2021
Published in print 05 Apr 2021

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Alshamrani KM, Alkenawi A. Teleradiology public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia: a review. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1096-1099. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614155864


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Alshamrani KM, Alkenawi A. Teleradiology public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia: a review. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=58672 [Access: May 08, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614155864


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Alshamrani KM, Alkenawi A. Teleradiology public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia: a review. IJMDC. 2021; 5(4): 1096-1099. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614155864


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Alshamrani KM, Alkenawi A. Teleradiology public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia: a review. IJMDC. (2021), [cited May 08, 2021]; 5(4): 1096-1099. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614155864


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Alshamrani, K. M. & Alkenawi, . A. (2021) Teleradiology public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia: a review. IJMDC, 5 (4), 1096-1099. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614155864


Turabian Style

Alshamrani, Khalid M., and Abdulkader Alkenawi. 2021. Teleradiology public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia: a review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 1096-1099. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614155864


Chicago Style

Alshamrani, Khalid M., and Abdulkader Alkenawi. "Teleradiology public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia: a review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 1096-1099. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614155864


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alshamrani, Khalid M., and Abdulkader Alkenawi. "Teleradiology public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia: a review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.4 (2021), 1096-1099. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614155864


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Alshamrani, K. M. & Alkenawi, . A. (2021) Teleradiology public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia: a review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (4), 1096-1099. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1614155864


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