Shareefa Al Abdulmonem, Head of eServices wins the first  HIMSS most influential Women in Health IT Award




Mrs. Shareefa Al Abdulmonem, Head of the eServices at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center Riyadh was selected as recipient of the HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society) Most Influential Women in Health IT Award.  The winners are selected jointly by a judging panel of top female leaders throughout Healthcare in the US.  This inaugural award recognizes influential women at all stages of their career progression and individuals who have made, and continue to make, significant contributions to the field of Healthcare. 

Mrs Al Abdulmonem was nominated by her co-worker in HITA and was shortlisted amongst 140 international applicants.  Upon being honored during HITA Annual Day 2017, Mrs. Al Abdulmonem stated, “This accomplishment speaks to the enormous strides that women in Saudi Arabia have made in healthcare and it’s an honor to be recognized by your international peers.  I would like to dedicate this award to all the women of Saudi Healthcare!”

Mrs. Al Abdulmonem holds a Master of Health Informatics, Master of Clinical Nutrition and a Bachelor in Community Health from King Saud bin Abdulaziz University.  She is one of the co-founders and active Board Member of the national Zahra Breast Cancer Association.  Mrs. Al Abdulmonem is a Member of Saudi-American Women Empowerment Program, Saudi Association for Health Informatics, Saudi Women Scientist Committee and the Arabian Network of Women in Science and Technology.  She was part of the four women delegation representing Saudi Arabia Breast Cancer Awareness in the US that helped establish educational campaigns, increase research, training and community outreach efforts for women in KSA to build the knowledge and the confidence they need to be in charge of their own health.

Mrs. Al Abdulmonem and her team played an active role in helping KFSH&RC being ranked as the best in Healthcare by the Qiyas – eGovernment Transformation Measurement program and 10th overall amongst all government organizations.  She was an active participant in the marketing and adoption of SEHATY – KFSH&RC’s Patient Portal that has been recognized as one of the best patient portals in healthcare.  She has currently established working relationships and partnerships with other government agencies to leverage information and establish automation of various eServices for KFSH&RC. 

We would like to congratulate her for this great accomplishment!