By Sara Mageit 10:24 am November 30, 2020
Health leaders contemplate the key features of a strong, data-driven response to a health crisis at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Event.
A doctor holds a tablet with an EHR on it
By Kat Jercich 09:46 am November 30, 2020
A recent JAMIA study found that Epic, Cerner and Allscripts make EHR use measures available in a platform to clients – but athenahealth, eClinicalWorks and NextGen have not.
By 08:33 am November 30, 2020
The codes have been made available prior to the public roll out of the vaccines in order to facilitate better tracking, reporting and analysis on electronic health care systems. This aims to support data-driven planning and allocation.
By Sara Mageit 06:21 am November 30, 2020
Dr Afzal Chaudhry, consultant nephrologist and chief medical information officer, Cambridge University Hospital updates HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital event attendees on the trusts' recent EMRAM 7 validation and explains why we need to engage the workforce in the journey.
COVID-19, data, Saudi

Left to right: H.E Dr Bandar Al Knawy, CEO, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, KSA, Faisal Alshammari, general director, Statistic and Information Management, Ministry of Health, KSA, and Dame Sally Davies, Master of Trinity College Cambridge, UK.

04:59 am November 30, 2020
COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in the digital armoury of healthcare systems around the world and the need for global collaboration over data and technological solutions to fight future pandemics. Leaders from universities, hospitals and ministries gathered at HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital event to discuss how we can use the lessons...
Digital tools, AI, COVID-19
By Tammy Lovell 04:22 am November 30, 2020
 Financial support has been awarded to 13 projects which have digital tools and AI at the heart of their approaches.
HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East, Saudi Arabia Vision 2030

Left to right: Khalid Alodhaibi, medical service directorate, Ministry of Defence, Ibrahim Al-Omar, private sector participation project general director at the Vision Realisation Office – Ministry of Health, Sufana AlMashhadi, director, Innovation Center at King Fahad Medical City and Dr Ahmed Balkhair, advisor for digital transformation, Ministry of Health Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

By Sara Mageit 01:19 am November 30, 2020
A panel of leaders came together at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital event to discuss Saudi Arabia's strategic Vision 2030 and the importance of collaboration between public and private sectors for improved clinical outcomes.
By Dean Koh 09:01 pm November 29, 2020
The revalidation was done over three days, along with the successful EMRAM Stage 6 revalidation of the co-located Jurong Community Hospital.  
Digital Transformation

Top row - left to right: Dr Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), HHS Office of the Secretary, US, Tim Kelsey, SVP - Analytics, HIMSS, Australia and Dr Ahmed Balkhair, Saudi Arabia’s Digital Transformation Advisor, Ministry of Health. 

Bottom row: Dr Anne Snowdon, Director of Clinical Research - Analytics, HIMSS, Canada.

By Rosy Matheson 08:53 am November 29, 2020
Saudi Arabia’s Digital Transformation Advisor in the Ministry of Health has called for increased global collaboration to improve digital maturity in the Middle East. Dr Ahmed Balkhair was addressing the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Health Conference.
Malaffi, COVID-19

Credit: Malaffi CEO, Atif Al Braiki

By 08:06 am November 29, 2020
When COVID-19 hit, it exposed a crucial need for reliable, real-time data sharing. For Abu Dhabi, it was here that its new health information exchange could step in, enabling a swift and effective response to the crisis.