The Higher Education Council has approved the accreditation of a Master's program in "Health Information Technology" at the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences at Princess Sumaya University for Technology, after completing the practical frameworks for its launch.
The program aims to raise the competency of human resources working in health institutions in the Kingdom, contribute to the application of health information technology systems, achieve a qualitative leap in field and applied research, apply critical thinking skills, and evaluate the best available options in support of decision makers in this vital field.
PSUT’s president, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, said that the program has been developed in response to the need of new markets, in line with the University’s strategic plan, and in order to achieve the vision of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of its Board of Trustees, regarding putting the focus on the uniqueness and excellence of disciplines that meet the requirements of the modern age.
Prof. Al-Refai explained that the program takes into account the challenges and data resulting from the demographic and epidemiological changes imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, indicating that, two weeks ago, PSUT concluded a memorandum of understanding with the University of Limerick (Ireland) to support and strengthen this specialization.
In turn, the Dean of the School, Dr. Ashraf Ahmad, stated that the launch of this specialization was based on the report of the Civil Service Commission for 2019-2020, which indicates that the health sector is witnessing an increasing demand for specialties related to population growth and development in the Kingdom. This prompts the need for the development of health systems that specifically improve the competency of health sector employees, and contribute to the application of related IT systems.