The National Health Information Center (NHIC) has been given the mandate to further digital health and information technology across healthcare sectors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The NHIC will provide a number of digital health and informatics services. The main objective of NHIC is to contribute to healthcare, and the public health in the kingdom through technology and standards.
The NHIC acts as a healthcare hub of digital connectivity, identifies and standardizes health data, build an EHR to ensure national interoperability, adopt and facilitate international coding system and classification standards, contribute to research and statistics, etc. which follows the mandate listed in Saudi royal decree no. 333. The NHIC is responsible for distributing and managing SNOMED CT in Saudi Arabia, while also developing and maintaining its content to meet Saudi Arabian Requirements.
Through Membership in SNOMED International, The Kingdom strives to increase patient safety by eliminating errors occurring due to misinterpreted data, while fulfilling our National E- Health Strategy in alignment with the larger healthcare transformation strategy and 2030 Vision.