Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) is a major government organization in Saudi Arabia. In 1925, the country established its first public health department in the town of Makkah. The department built hospitals and healthcare centers across the country and issued and enforced regulations to guarantee adequate standards for practicing medicine and pharmacology. The government also created a public health council to address the growing need for healthcare services—including care for a steadily growing number of Hajj pilgrims who visit Makkah throughout the year. This council was the highest-level supervisory board, overseeing all aspects of the country’s healthcare, including hospitals and healthcare centers nationwide.
Eventually, the country’s population growth required a large-scale, specialized, government organization to manage Saudi Arabia’s health affairs. Established in 1951, the Ministry of Health (MOH) is committed to providing citizens with world-class healthcare services by developing appropriate legislation. The organization regulates the government and private healthcare sectors, monitors healthcare institutions’ performance, and conducts research and academic training in the field of healthcare investments.
“Oracle Exadata Database Machine combined with Oracle Audit Vault and Database Firewall’s advanced features for database activity monitoring, auditing, and reporting have enabled MOH to operate safely without facing any threats to operations, organizational assets, and medical and patient information. This was a milestone in ensuring the ministry’s reputation with regard to high healthcare standards and public expectations in Saudi Arabia,” said Syed Haamid Zaffar, Oracle database administrator, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health.
Oracle partner egabi Solutions, founded in 1999 and incorporated in Egypt, possesses an extensive portfolio of products and services throughout the Middle East, handling numerous projects from Saudi Arabia to Kenya. egabi Solutions participated with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health during the entire bidding process and deployed the solution—including database audit configuration—in just two months.