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AHIMA International Increases Presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Middle East

CHICAGO – Nov. 24, 2020 – The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) International and ACCUMED announced today they will host OPERATION: HEALTH Beta Version on Dec. 14, 2020. The meeting was originally slated to take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) this December, but instead a preview version will take place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to OPERATION: HEALTH Beta Version, AHIMA International also announced it will host a session at the Global Health Exhibition by Informa on December 9, 2020, from 4:30-5 p.m. Riyadh time. This virtual meeting will feature participants from Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries. AHIMA International’s session will focus on best practices for clinical documentation integrity (CDI), coding, billing, and revenue cycle management.

“I’m so pleased AHIMA International is forming relationships in Saudi Arabia, as we work to reach health information professionals, organizations, and industry leaders around the world,” said AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE.

Christina Roosen, vice president of AHIMA International, said OPERATION: HEALTH will feature both international and local speakers. “We are excited to launch the preview version of OPERATION: HEALTH,” she said. “Our vision for this event is to bring relevant and actionable regional information for improving healthcare delivery through quality health information and analytics.”

Speakers at OPERATION: HEALTH will address a number of critical topics, including improving end-to-end healthcare results through health information management; CDI; coding; reimbursement; liquidity; and revenue cycle management. Attendees can earn up to five continuing education credits, with additional credits available through workshop participation.

Harris will deliver a keynote address at OPERATION: HEALTH, as will Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA, president and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and Russ Branzell, the CEO and president of the College of Healthcare Information Executives (CHIME).

Dr. Ayham Refaat, founder and CEO of ACCUMED, the official education partner for OPERATION: HEALTH Beta Version, shared his thoughts regarding the upcoming event. “We are happy to have AHIMA as our partners in this initiative and excited that the inaugural soft launch version will start from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a country where the government and its benevolent leaders have prioritized healthcare as one of the strong pillars in their 2030 Vision,” Refaat said.

AHIMA and ACCUMED are grateful for the event’s global partners: HFMA, CHIME International, The Arab Hospital Magazine, and Health Podcast Network. Media outlets interested in joining The Arab Hospital Magazine and Health Podcast Network as media partners for the event may email

Learn more about OPERATION: HEALTH.


AHIMA is a global nonprofit association of health information (HI) professionals. AHIMA represents professionals who work with health data for more than one billion patient visits each year. AHIMA’s mission of empowering people to impact health drives our members and credentialed HI professionals to ensure that health information is accurate, complete, and available to patients and providers. Our leaders work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business, and are found in data integrity and information privacy job functions worldwide.

Headquartered in Dubai, ACCUMED is the first and largest company in the Middle East to provide comprehensive end-to-end revenue cycle management solutions to the healthcare sector. Realizing the immediate need in the industry for comprehensive revenue cycle management, one that could have a practiced, adaptable, predictive value, is precisely why ACCUMED was born. Since 2009 we have been delivering tailor-made solutions to an expanding portfolio of clients in the GCC and have become to be recognized as world-class RCM Experts. We pioneer comprehensive solutions in the fields of Revenue Collection, Medical Coding, Insurance Billing, End to End Claims Management and more, to support healthcare service providers to optimize their revenue,  cash-flow and manpower so they can focus on their core purpose – “Delivering exceptional healthcare to the patients”.

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