Saudi Arabia officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is an Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Omanto the southeast, and Yemen to the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast.
Saudi Arabia is geographically the fifth-largest state in Asia and second-largest state in the Arab world. Saudi Arabia contains the world's largest continuous sand desert, the Rub Al-Khali, or Empty Quarter. Its oil region lies primarily in the eastern province along the Persian Gulf.
Saudi Arabia has an oil-based economy. The petroleum sector accounts for almost all of Saudi government revenues and export earnings. Saudi oil reserves are the second largest in the world as oil exporter and second largest producer. Research & Development activities are conducted by specialized units or centers belonging to state agencies, universities and companies. A high technology company such as a computer manufacturer, pharmaceutical companies and engineering companies.
In informatics this nation produced 12 Nobel laureates so far. The King Saud bin Abduaziz University for health sciences is the leading Institution informatics research in Saudi Association for Health Informatics. According to the Bahkali S et al. report by profiling users, developing a national PHIS and monitoring the impact of PHIS on healthcare outcomes need to be addressed. Several leading Institution of informatics in the country including others are spearheading the medical research. Numerous informatics journals are published from Saudi Arabia with good reputation. King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, leading Health Science University, Effat University, Walden University.