King Fahd University Hospital

King Fahd Hospital of the University (KFHU)
Location Saudi Arabia
Care system public
Hospital type Academic
Affiliated university University of Dammam
Beds 440
Founded 1981
Website KFUH
Lists Hospitals in Saudi Arabia
Other links List of hospitals in Saudi Arabia

The King Fahd Hospital of the University (KFHU) in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, ten kilometres south of the University of Dammam (previously called King Faisal University), was founded in 1981 (1401H). The hospital's main purpose is the training of students during their clinical years. It has a 440-bed capacity distributed in a four-floor building. Each floor has different wards and serves a different category of patients. When The hospital was established the main goal was to provide three services:

  1. Curative services
  2. Teaching services
  3. Researches

Healthcare information system

The hospital uses a computerized system. It includes only the clinical services while the administrative services use another application.

Clinical system

QuadraMed is divided into three subsystems: prod, dev, and train. Prod refers to production which is the main "real system" that users deal with directly. Dev refers to development which is used to develop new requirements then test them to make sure they work well. Dev is used to prevent excess work load on the main system "Prod". Every two months after testing the new applications they are transferred from "dev" to "prod". The last subsystem is "train", used to train staff and student usually in the skill lab.

Administrative system

The hospital administrative application is not integrated with QuadraMed. They use their own visual basic applications created by IT team in the hospital.

Medical records in KFHU

At KFHU the medical records are identified by Numeric (unit numbering) which means that each patient has a unique number. Furthermore, the filing system in the hospital is straight numeric.


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