Mr. Hussein Albishi

Hussein is a Certified Health Information Manager (CHIM) graduated from Curtin University of Technology in Australia. He has 28 years of experience in Health Information Management (HIM), Clinical Coding and Case-mix Management.

Currently, Hussein serves as a senior consultant in the Vision Realization Office (VRO) at the Ministry of Health for Clinical Coding and HIM. He also serves as a consultant to the General Director of the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) for HIM and Coding standards. He is working with Healthcare Financing Team overseeing the HIM, Coding, Costing projects. Shifting to Activity Based Funding/Management (ABF/M) funding model is a main objective of the Saudi 2020 National Transformation Program (NTP), which is aligned with the Saudi 2030 Vision. The ultimate goal is reforming healthcare to be Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC). Hussein is the founder and the president of the Saudi Health Information Management Associates (SHIMA). 

In recognition of his active involvement regionally and internationally in the HIM Profession, Hussein was elected in 2016 by the International Federation for Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) as IFHIMA Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

Hussein is a founding Member of the Global Health Workforce Council (GHWC) founded by the AHIMA Foundation in 2014. 
Hussein is the Chair of the National HIM Standards Committee (NHIMC) and also chairs the National Coding Quality Coding Committee (NCQC) in Saudi Arabia. He also serves as a member of the Technical & Vocational Training Corporation Committee for Health Care Professionals and a member of the Saudi e-Health Standards Development Committee. 
Recently, Hussein was appointed as a member of the Executive Advisory Council of the Inter-professional Healthcare Workforce Institute at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and also serves as a member of the Global Advisory Council for Healthcare Workforce.

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