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Collegeof Business Administration,


KingSaud University,P.O. Box 2459, Riyadh, 11451 (Office)
                                    P.O. Box 56508, Riyadh, 11564  (Home)
Nationality: Saudi Arabian

CHQ                           1999                Certificate In Healthcare Quality
                                                                        University of Oklahoma
Ph.D.                          1995                Health and Hospital Administration
                                                                        Wales University, Wales
MHHA                         1990                Health and Hospital Administration
                                                                        KingSaud University
Postgrad. Diploma        1986                Operational Research
                                                                        Lancaster University, England
B.A.                            1984               Quantitative Methods
                                                                        King Saud University
Academic Appointments:
2005-present   Professor                      Master’s Program in Hospital &
1999-2005         Associate Professor     Health Administration, Public Admin Dept
1995-1999         Assistant Professor       King Saud University.
2001-present   Adjunct Professor         Libral Studies, University of Oklahoma
Jan/1998-2000  Faculty member          Quality management Diploma,
   Training Program, MOH, Riyadh.
1990-1995         Lecturer                        Master’s Program in Hospital &
                                                    Health Administration
                                                    Public Administration Dept.
                                                    King Saud University.
1987-1990         Teaching Assistant      Master’s Program in Hospital &
                                                    Health Administration
                                                    Public Administration Dept.
                                                    King Saud University.
1984-1987         Teaching Assistant     Quantitative Methods  Dept.
                                                    King Saud University.
Administrative Appointments:
Dec 2006-present  Chair Department of Management College of Business Administration,  KingSaud University
2002-present  Scientific consultant      The Institute of Health Studies, Riyadh.

2000-2001       Director                         Research Center, College of Admin. Sciences,

                                                                          KingSaud University.

2001-present  Quality consultant         The National Company forCooperative      
                                                               Insurance (NCCI)

Sep. 1997-2000     Coordinator            Master’sProgram inHospital&HealthAdmin.
                                                        Public Administration Dept.
                                                        King Saud University.
1996-present  PlanningConsultant  KingAbdulAzizCityforScience&Technology.
1997-2002      Part-time consultant    Saudi MOH
1996-1998     Adm. Director                 Prince Salman Center For Disability Research.

                 (Part time)                                                  
- Bachelor curriculum committee at the Department of Management, Jan-2007-present
- Stirring committee for college curricula, Jan-2007-present
- Quality and strategic planning committee at the university level, Oct 2007-present.
- Stirring committee for strategic planning at the Saudi MOH  Jan 2005-Jan 2006.
- Accreditation Committee at the NCCI   Feb-2001-June 2007.
- Master’s Curriculum Committee at King Saud Univ, 1996-‏1997and2003-2004.
- Hospital&Health Administration Master’s Program Committee, 1995-present.
- Students’ Affaires Committee at King Saud Univ, 1995-2000.
- Admin DevelopmentCommatKingKhalid UnivHospital, Oct/1996-March 1997.
- Private Sector involvement  in the Disability issues at PSCDR, Nov/1996-1998.
- Quality Management Committee (MOH), Dec.1996-Dec.1997.
- Financial-Resources Development Comm at PSCDR, Feb. 1997- 1998.
- Educational Committee at PSCDR, Sep. 1997-Jan. 1998.
- University Hospitals’ Financial Resources Committee, Nov. 26 1997-1998.
Publication: (Published or in press):
1. Al-Omar B, AF Al-Assaf, KM Al-Aiban, and F Javed. “Factors Influencing Inappropriate Hospitalization in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Physicians’ Perspectives.” Eastern MediterraneanHealth Journal. 2006
2. Al-Omar, B. and Al-Ghanim, S. "Hospital ownership and the utilization of health resources in Saudi Arabia" Research center for Admin. Sciences/King Saud University, 2006.                
3. Al-Omar, B. and Al-Ghanim, S. "Setting Priorities in Saudi Hospitals" Research center for Admin. Sciences/King Saud University, 2006.
4. Al-Omar, B. (2005) Quantitative Analysis for Hospital and Health     Administration. Riyadh, King Saud Press.2nd ed.
5. Al-Omar, B. and Alaamerie, A "Effectiveness of Academic Departments' Meetings in King Saud University",  Research center for Admin. Sciences/King Saud University, 2006.
6. Al-Omar, B. A. O. "Factors risking patient safety in Saudi Hospitals" Egypt. J. Biomed. Sci. Vol 15, July, 2004: 465-479.
7.With Others, (2004). Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences. Second ed, Obekan Bookshop& Publishing, Riyadh, 2nd ed. (In Arabic).
8. Al-Omar, B. A. (2004). Data Statistical Analysis in Scientific Research: Using SPSS. Riyadh, (in Arabic).
9. Al-Omar, B. A. “Knowledge, attitudes and intention of high school students towards the nursing profession in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia” SMJ; Vol. 21; No. 7 (Feb – 2004):   150-155.
10. Al-Omar, B. A. “Sources of work-stress among hospital-staff at the Saudi MOH” J. King AbdulAziz University: Economics and Administration, 17 (1), 2003: 3-16.
11. Al-Omar, B. A. “Job Dissatisfaction and nurses withdrawal from hospitals in Riyadh City” J. King Saud University: Administrative Sciences, 15 (1), 2003: 1-24.
12. Al-Omar, B. A. "The extent to which TQM principles are implemented in Riyadh city hospitals: From the perspectives of nurses" Public Admin; Vol 42; No 2 (June – 2002)—In Arabic
13. Al-Omar, B. A. “Patients’ expectation, satisfaction and future behavior in hospitals in Riyadh city” SMJ; Vol. 21; No. 7 (July – 2000):   655-665.
14. With Others. (2000). Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences. Riyadh, King Saud University. (In Arabic).
15. Al-Omar, B. A. and Saeed, K. “Factors Influencing Patients’ Utilization of Primary Health Care Providers in Saudi Arabia.” The J. Family and Medicine 1999: 6 (1).
16. Al-Omar, B. A. and Chowdhury, S. “Planned and Achieved Outputs in Saudi Health Care System: Reducing the Gap.” J. King Saud University: Adm Sci 11 (2), 1999: 63-78.
17. Al-Omar, B. “Determinants of Consumers’ Healthcare-provider Choice in Riyadh City, Saudi Arabia.” SMJ 1999: 20 (1).
18. Almuzaini, AS, Salek, MS, Nicholls, PJ, and Alomar, BA. “The Attitude of Health Care Professionals toward the Availability of HospicesforCancer Patients and their Carers in Saudi Arabia.” Palliative Medicine 1998; 12: 365-373.
19. Al-Omar, B. (1999) Quantitative Analysis for Hospital and Health     Administration. Riyadh, King Saud Press.(Traslated to Arabic by Dr Aliban, 2003)
20.Saeed, K. and Al-Omar, B. A. “Discriminating Variables Between Insured and Uninsured Patients”SMJ;Vol 19;No. 3(May – June 1998): 335-39.
21. Al-Omar, B. “A Study of Riyadh Hospitals Non-urgent Surgery Waiting Lists: From the Physicians’ Perspective.” The J. Family and Medicine 1998: 5 (1): 31-36.
22. With others, Present State of Cancer Care in Saudi Arabia: Is there a need for Provision of Palliative Care Services? In Luscombe, D. K., Husson, M. C., and Caramona, M. Progress in Clinical Pharmacy: Optimising the Pharmacotherapy Process. The Netherlands, The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy, 1997.
23. With others, “Hospice/Palliative care services: Attitudes, Acceptability and the extent of a need in Saudi Arabia." Pharmacy World & Science; Volume 18, No. 5, October 1996.
1. Al-Omar, B."Patient Safety and Patient safety culture in Saudi Hospitals". 2nd IIR Middle East Healthcare Insurance Forum, Abu Dhabi, 2007.  
2. Al-omar BA and Al-Ghanim S. "Patients’ expectation and satisfaction withPrimary Health Care in Saudi Arabia"St. Johns, Canada, ANPR Conference 2007.
3. Al-Omar, B.A. and Al-Ghanim, S.A. "Assessing inpatient services in Saudi Arabian hospitals: the views of patients." EACH International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Basel, Switzerland 2006.
4. Al-omar, B. A. and Alfawzan, N. "Factors risking patient safety in Saudi Arabian hospitals"; ISQua 2005 Vancouver conference in Canada.
5. Alomar, B. "Decision making in health settings". 13th Symposium on health administration. Riyadh. October 2005.
6. Al-omar, B. A. “Teamwork in Hospitals” Quality Improvement Forum 2001, Insurance Hospital, Riyadh.
7. Al-omar, B. A. and Al-Rabeeah, R. “Health Insurance: Advantages and  Disadvantages.” Symposium of Health insurance and Health assurance  (16-17/June/1998), GCCC, Bahrain (in Arabic).
8. Al-omar, B. A. “Quantitative Analysis in Hospital-management.” Symposium of Hospital Administration: Provision of Health Services (17/ May/1998), KKESH, Riyadh (in Arabic).
9. Al-omar, B. A. and Saeed, K. “International Models of Health   Insurance systems ” Symposium of Private Sector Role in the     Provision of Health Services (23-24 Nov. 1996), Chamber of     Commerce, Riyadh.
10. Al-omar, B. A. “Analysis of the Outputs of the Saudi Health System” Human Resources Development Symposium, Makkah, 5 – 6 March, 1996.
11. Al-omar, B. and Saeed, K. “Government’s Responsibilities and the Role of the Private Sector in Developing Countries” Symposium of Private Sector Role in the Provision of Health Services (23-24 Nov. 1996), Chamber of Commerce, Riyadh (in Arabic).
Training programs:
1. "Health and Hospital Administration" April 2005, AlHammadi hospital. Riyadh.
2. "Supervisory Skills in Health settings" December 2004, Alfanateer Hospital, Al-Jubail.
3. "Developing supervisory skills" July 2004, King Fahad hospital, Jeddah.
4. "Healthcare quality management" June 2004. Specialized hospital, Riyadh.
5. "Health Service Research and Data Analysis", April 2004, Dallah Hospital, Riyadh.
6. "TQM" 6-7 October2003, Insurance Hospital. Riyadh.
7. "Problem Solving in Health Organizations" 14-16 July 2002, Insurance Hospital. Riyadh.
8." Team-work in Health Organizations" 30 June-2 July/2002, Insurance Hospital. Riyadh.
9. "Communication Skills"  June/2002, Insurance Hospital.
10. "Data Analysis using SPSS" 1420H, Riyadh.
11. "Communication Skills" 1419H, Saudi Telecom., Buraida.
12. "Quality management for MOH staff" 1418l1419. and 1420/1421H, MOH, Riyadh.
13. "Hospital Administration"  May 1996. Chamber of  Commerce, Riyadh.
Academic work:
1. Teaching "Research Methods", undergraduate level.
2. Teaching "Research Methods", graduate level.
3. Teaching "Decision-making and problem solving", graduate level.
4. Teaching "Data Analysis using SPSS", graduate level.
5. Teaching "Healthcare Quality management", graduate level.
6. Teaching "Comparative Health systems", graduate level.
7. Supervised more than 25 Master’s Dissertations in the field of “Hospital and Health Administration”.
8. Currently supervising three Master’s Dissertations in the field of “Hospital and Health Administration”.
9. Currently supervising two Master-thesis  in the field of “Public  Administration and three Master's research projects in “Hospital and Health Administration”.
Peer reviwer for:
1-  The Saudi Medical Journal, Riyadh
2-  Medical Science Monitor, New York
3-  Family and Community Medicin, Dammam
4-  The Journal of King Saud University/ Admin Sciences, Riyadh
5-  Universityof Prince Nief for Security Sciences, Riyadh.
6-  The Journal of Public Administration, Riyadh
7-  The Journal of King AbdulAziz University/ Economics and Administration,Jeddah
8-  King AbdulAziz City for Science and technology, Riyadh
9-  The research center for Admin Sciences at Kinf Saud University, Riyadh