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AHMED A. AL-KUWAITI


University of Dammam


BSc., MA (Ed), MA (Sci), PgDip (HQC), PhD (Med Ed), CPHQ


Consultant, Associate Professor, Supervisor General, Deanship of Quality and Academic Accreditation

Saudi Arabia | Higher Education



Summary

Dr. Ahmed Al Kuwaiti is a Quality and Accreditation Associate Professor and Consultant with emphasis on Medical Education, Quality in Healthcare, Hospital Facilities Management Safety (FMS), Patient Safety, and Risk Management. He has worked as an Academician, Researcher, and Supervisor General for the Deanship of Quality and Academic Accreditation, and Director of the Directorate of Quality & Safety at King Fahd Hospital of the University, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (formerly University of Dammam), Saudi Arabia. He is a certified hospital facilities organization and higher education surveyor and trainer on different topics of Performance Improvement models and techniques, Risk Management, Ranking, Environmental Safety and Accreditation by CBAHI, JCI and Canadian Accreditation standards, and NCAAA for Higher Education, as well as leadership and professional development. Dr. Ahmed Al-Kuwaiti is an experienced leader in establishing many organizations and establishments of programs in various Healthcare organizations and Hospital facilities and higher Educational institutions. He is President and Senior Trustee of the Association of Healthcare Professionals (AHCP), United Kingdom (London), and Editorial Board member of three International Journals, namely, International Journal of Medicine (IJM), International Journal of Primary Healthcare (IJPHC), and International London Journal of Primary Care (ILJPC). In addition to these three international journals, he was also appointed as an Editorial Board member for the Healthcare Academician Society (HCAS). As a researcher and public speaker, Dr. Kuwaiti has published three textbooks and over 20 scientific papers. He had also presented lectures, seminars and workshops on Quality, Accreditation, Patient Safety, Professional Development, and Leadership. Dr. Kuwaiti has served Imam Abdulrahman University in multiple capacities and is a member of several prestigious national and international professional organizations in healthcare management and education.



Experience


  • Associate Professor in Quality of Medical education and health care

    Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

    November 2016 – Present (9 months)

  • Supervisor General, Deanship of Quality and academic accredition

    Imam Adulrahman Bin Faisal University

    November 2016 – Present (9 months)

  • Director Of Quality and Safety

    King Fahd Hospital of the University

    December 1996 – Present (20 years 8 months)

  • Supervisor General, Deanship of Quality and Academic Accreditation

    University of Dammam

    October 2010 – November 2016 (6 years 2 months)

  • Associate professor in quality of medical education and health care

    University of Dammam

    September 2010 – November 2016 (6 years 3 months)

  • Assistant Professor in quality of medical education

    King Faisal University

    October 2005 – September 2010 (5 years)

  • Lecturer

    King Faisal University

    January 1996 – September 2005 (9 years 9 months)




Organizations


  • The Association of healthcare professionals(AIHCP),UK

    Regional Presedent for Middle East office

    Starting November 2007

  • Association for Study of Medical Education (ASME), UK

    Starting September 1995

  • American Society for Quality (ASQ), USA

    September 2000 – February 2017

  • National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ), USA

    Starting September 1998




TRAINING COURSES : Lectures, Courses and Workshop Conducted


#
Title
Place
Year

1
Principles of Quality in Heathcare & Patient Safety
Auditorium B, Building 500, King Fahd Hospital of the University
2016

2
Quality Planning
Auditorium B, Building 500, King Fahd Hospital of the University
2017

3
Leadership and Management Skills
Auditorium B, Building 500, King Fahd Hospital of the University
2017

4
Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Certified Professional
Auditorium B, Building 500, King Fahd Hospital of the University
2017

5
Infection Control Management
Auditorium B, Building 500, King Fahd Hospital of the University
2017

6
Data Management
Auditorium B, Building 500, King Fahd Hospital of the University
2017

7
Utilization Management in Hospital Settings
Auditorium B, Building 500 King Fahd Hospital of the University
2016

8
Performance improvement & measurement
Auditorium B, Building 500 King Fahd Hospital of the University
2016

9
Failure Mode & Effect Analysis
Auditorium B, Building 500 King Fahd Hospital of the University
2016

10
Executive Course in Healthcare Management
Auditorium B, Building 500 King Fahd Hospital of the University
2016

11
Train the Trainer for Healthcare Professionals
Auditorium B, Building 500 King Fahd Hospital of the University
2016

12
Root Cause Analysis in Healthcare
Auditorium B, Building 500 King Fahd Hospital of the University
2016

13
Effective Strategic Planning in Healthcare
Auditorium B, Building 500 King Fahd Hospital of the University
2017




CONSULTANCY


#
Job Rank
Place and Address of Work
Date

1
Consultant
Joint Commission International (JCI)
2012 to present

2
Consultant
Central Board of Accreditation for Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI)
2012 to present

3
Part-time Consultant
Mohammad Almana College for Health Sciences, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014

4
Executive Director & Hospital Consultant for Total Quality Management
Al Thomairy General Hospital, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
May 1998 to December 1998

5
Hospital Consultant for Planning and Development
Al Thomairy General Hospital, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia
May 1996 to May 1998




BOOK & STUDIES


Manual for Self-Operations Program of Health Services


Communications Skills


Learning and Search Skills


Quality and Performance Improvement in Health Care





RESEARCH


Differential Item Functioning in Students Rating of Teaching Effectiveness Surveys in Higher Education According to Academic Disciplines: Data from a Saudi University


Welcome Message


Proceedings Book - AHCP


Reliability and Validity of a New Questionnaire of Outpatient Service Satisfaction for Academic Medical Center Hospital


Reducing Hospital Acquired Infection Rate using the Six Sigma


Impact of a multicomponent hand hygiene intervention strategy in reducing infection rates at a university hospital in Saudi Arabia


Factors Influencing Student Overall Satisfaction in Course Evaluation Surveys: An Exploratory Study


Development of an Internal Threshold for Blood Culture Contamination: The Application of DMCIB Model, A Case Study


Development of a Six Sigma Rating Scale for Measuring the Quality of Work Life of Teaching Staff Working in Saudi Universities


Critical Appraisal of the Saudi Dental Curriculum & a Proposal to Improve the Teaching & Learning Methods Adopted at Saudi Dental Colleges


Reducing patients' falls rate in an Academic Medical Center (AMC) using Sx Sigma "DMAIC" Approach


A study on challenges encourntered by the Academic Medical Centers in Saudi Arabia and appropriate strategies for their improvement


Understanding the effect of response rate and class size interaction on students evaluation of teaching in a higher education


Predicting the Exit Time of Employees in an Organization using Statistical Model


Factors influencing the medical students overall satisfaction about research training programs offered in Saudi universities: An exploratory study


Application of Six Sigma Methodology to reduce medication errors in the outpatient pharmacy unit


A new performance improvement model adding benchmarking to the analysis of performance indicator data


A model for performance measurement & improvement related to the usage of seven basic quality tools: a roadmap for healthcare performance


A Proposal for Improving Genetics Teaching for Medical Professionals in Saudi's Medical Education


Health Science Students' Perception about Research Training Programs offered in Saudi Universities


The Perception of Academic Staff Towards E-Learning in Dental Colleges in Saudi Arabia


Health Science Students' Evaluation of Courses & Instructors


Appraisal of Students' Experience Survey (SES) as a Measure to Manage the Quality of Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: An Institutional Study Using Six Sigma Model


A Structural Equation Model to Evaluate the Quality of University Environment as Predictors of Students Academic Achievement


Effect of Implementing Six Sigma in Reducing Risks and Improving Patient Safety in Hospitals


Effect of Risk Management Training Program on Patient Safety and Quality of Care at a Group of Tertiary Care Hospitals in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Factors Associated with Quality of Outpatient Service: A Cross-Sectional Study using Principal Component Analysis


Students attitude


THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COUNSELING PROGRAM





QUALIFCATIONS


Academic Degree
Field of Study
Awarding Institution
Year of Award

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
Quality
Healthcare Quality Certification Commission (HQCC)
2017

PhD
Quality in Medical Education and Healthcare
School of Education, Durham University Title of Thesis: Evaluating Impact of a Problem-Based Learning Curriculum on Undergraduate Medical Students in Saudi Arabia
2007

Post Graduate Certificate (HQC)
Quality Management
College of Health Sciences, Western Michigan University
1994

Master of Art (M.A.)
Quality in Hospital Setting
College of Education, Western Michigan University
1994

Master of Science (M.S.)
Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Faculty of Science Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Western Michigan University
1993

Bachelor in (B.Sc.) Bio-Medical Science
Community Healthcare
جامعة غرب ميتشغن- أمريكا
1991




JOURNALISTIC


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Article Title
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1
Final Thoughts from Dr. Bassam Al Hamad: GRADUATES ATTRIBUTES: DESIGNING AND ASSESSMENT

2
Final Thoughts from Dr. Mohammed AlKhatiri: GRADUATES ATTRIBUTES: DESIGNING AND ASSESSMENT

3
Final Thoughts from Dr. Naser Sarhan: GRADUATES ATTRIBUTES: DESIGNING AND ASSESSMENT

4
CODA - A way towards International Accreditation of Dental Education

5
Role of Key Performance Indicators and Benchmarking in Higher Education

6
Final Thoughts from Dr. Nell Ard: THE ART OF DESIGNING AND MEASURING KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs) FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND COMMUNICATING RESULTS TO STAKEHOLDERS

7
Final Thoughts from Prof. Lade Wosornu: THE ART OF DESIGNING AND MEASURING KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs) FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND COMMUNICATING RESULTS TO STAKEHOLDERS

8
Outcome-based assessment of student learning and performance

9
Institutions New Model Partnerships Between Students and Employers

10
Chat and Talk Webinar entitled: Outcome Based Assessment of Student Learning and Performance

11
Webometrics Ranking: Change in Methodology & January 2021 Results at a Glance

12
Quality Assurance For E-Learning and Learning Management System

13
Assuring the Quality of Higher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic

14
How Institutions Can Optimize Learning Delivery Methods

15
Final Thoughts from Mr. Douglas Blackstock (2) - Topic: Assessment and Learning Outcomes during COVID - 19

16
Final Thoughts from Mr. Douglas Blackstock - Topic: Assessment and Learning Outcomes during COVID - 19

17
Final Thoughts from Dr. David Smith (2) - Topic: Assessment and Learning Outcomes during COVID - 19

18
Final Thoughts from Dr. David Smith - Topic: Assessment and Learning Outcomes during COVID - 19

19
Chat and Talk Webinar "Assessment and Learning Outcomes During COVID-19"

20
Final Thoughts from Dr. Aigerim Shilibekova as one of our panelists in the webinar entitled "Models of Higher Education Practice Fit for a Post-Pandemic World" last December 21, 2020

21
Reaching Excellence in Nursing Education Through Quality and Accreditation

22
Participated on QS Squared Debate as a Proposer - Topic: Higher Education Institutions are not adequately prepared to lead positive climate action held last November 2020

23
Models of Higher Education Practice Fit For A Post-Pandemic World

24
ACEN A way towards International Accreditation of Nursing Education

25
Academia's Obsession with Universities Ranking - Part 3: Building Academic Reputation thru Alumni

26
Virtual Workshop on CPHQ

27
Academia's Obsession with Universities Ranking - Part 2: Role of universities in society amid COVID-19

28
Comparison of Quality

29
WEBOMETRICS RANKING PROCESS & RESULT JULY 2020

30
Value of Self-Reflection in Teaching

31
Academia Obsession with Universities Ranking CWTS 200716

32
Statistical RCA

33
Making Effective Online Teaching

34
Utility of Assessment Rubrics to Evaluate Students’ Achievement of Learning Outcomes of Academic Programs

35
Factors Influencing Interns’ Satisfaction with the Internship Training Programme Offered at Saudi Medical Schools

36
The Art of Choosing the best Graphical Presentation for your Data

37
Why do Higher Education Institutions need Key Performance Indicators (KPI)?

38
Holistic Healthcare Quality Performance Dashboard

39
Learning Outcomes-Based Assessment of students’ Performance at Medical Schools in Saudi Arabia

40
General Differences in Medical Students' Perception of Lecturing Skills

41
Do we Really need Rankings!

42
Saudi Colleges of Medicine Accreditation

43
Different Quality Improvement tools in FOCUS PDCA and Six Sigma for Healthcare Quality Improvement

44
Continuous Improvement through Course Evaluation Surveys

45
Ways to Engage Faculty Effectively in the Accreditation Process

46
Competency Based Ranking - A Future for Saudi Universities Ranking

47
STATISTICAL SCORECARD FOR HEALTHCARE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

48
Monitoring the Quality of Higher Education Programs through the Six Sigma Approach

49
Effective Instagram Marketing Strategies for Higher Education

50
Pertinence of University Rankings

51
HEALTHCARE BENCHMARKING WRONG PRACTICES

52
Manage Enemy of Quality for Process Excellence

53
Make your “Evidence - Evident”

54
Documentation Management System & Academic Accreditation

55
Health Science Students perception about Research Training Programs offered in Saudi Universities