HIMSS & H2.0 Middle East Digital

Full coverage: HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Event 2020

Healthcare decision makers, patients, clinicians, nurses, life science professionals, innovators and many more are set to convene virtually at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Event from 29 November-2 December 2020. Our editors, reporters and video producers will be on hand to learn from Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al Rabiah,Ministry of Health (Saudi Arabia), Ahmed Balkhair, Advisor for Digital Transformation, Ministry of Health (Saudi Arabia), Dame Sally Davies, Master, Trinity College, Cambridge (UK), HIMSS CEO and President Hal Wolf and so many more of the brightest minds in healthcare IT during this Digital Event. Keep up with the latest coverage on this page.

Dr. Suliman Alomran, medical informatics lecturer at the College of Medicine, King Saud University
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Dr. Suliman Alomran, medical informatics lecturer at the College of Medicine, King Saud University...
By HIMSS TV |
OASIS CEO Thamer Shaker
OASIS CEO Thamer Shaker says all stakeholders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are working toward a...
By HIMSS TV |
Digital Care CEO Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed
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Digital Care CEO Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed describes how a nationwide telemedicine initiative to provide...
By HIMSS TV |
Mohammad Alrehaili, executive general manager of government & key sales at Mobily
Mobily has a major role in building the required infrastructure to enable internet of things...
By HIMSS TV |
digital implementation, COVID-19

Left to right: Mubashir Farooq, the digital project lead, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, UK, Dr Khaled Alabdulkareem, Assistant Minister of Health for Primary Health Care, Saudi Health Ministry, and Dr Suliman Alomran, medical informatics lecturer, King Saud University, KSA.

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COVID-19 has caused more than a million deaths, but disruption has caused many more. Saudi Arabian...
By Rosy Matheson |
SapphireHMS CIO Omar Shraim
SapphireHMS CIO Omar Shraim explains the importance of digital transformation and how SapphireHMS...
By HIMSS TV |
KPMG

Credit: KPMG Saudi Arabia

There is a need to transform the healthcare experience for patients and healthcare workers, so that...
workforce, Saudi Arabia
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Panellists answer attendee questions on how the digital workplace is supporting the delivery of the...
By Sara Mageit |
data drive, COVID-19, Coronavirus
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Health leaders contemplate the key features of a strong, data-driven response to a health crisis at...
By Sara Mageit |
innovation, Cambridge University Hospital
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Dr Afzal Chaudhry , consultant nephrologist and chief medical information officer, Cambridge...
By Sara Mageit |
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.

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COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in the digital armoury of healthcare systems around the world and...
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.

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A panel of leaders came together at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital event to discuss...
By Sara Mageit |
AMA
The codes have been made available prior to the public roll out of the vaccines in order to...
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.

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Saudi Arabia’s Digital Transformation Advisor in the Ministry of Health has called for...
By Rosy Matheson |
Malaffi, COVID-19

Credit: Malaffi CEO, Atif Al Braiki

When COVID-19 hit, it exposed a crucial need for reliable, real-time data sharing. For Abu Dhabi,...
disruptive innovation, Middle East, Nordics

Left to right: Dr Taghreed Justinia, regional director IT services, Technology & Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Dr Fadi Al-Buhairan, deputy CEO, Saudi Post Co. and Bogi Eliasen, futurist, CIFS.  

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Renowned international experts gathered to share experiences from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and...
By Sara Mageit |
Workforce, HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East
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Healthcare IT News explores some of the most pivotal workforce initiatives in the GCC and MENA...
By Sara Mageit |
Sibu Siddique, VP of Digital Transformation and Customer Success at GE Digital
Tools such as artificial intelligence and machine learning will support patient mobility, and...
By HIMSS TV |
cyber security, Vision 2030
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A look at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's preparedness for cyber-attacks during COVID-19 with Dr...
By Sara Mageit |
EMR, InterSystems

Credit: InterSystems

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The healthcare provider – and first member of the Kingdom’s Mayo Clinic Care Network...
By Rachel McArthur |
Steven Matarelli, senior clinical executive at Vocera Communications
Steven Matarelli, senior clinical executive at Vocera Communications, says technologies must be...
By HIMSS TV |
Majed Nasser, general manager at GE Digital, META
Digital transformation is imperative in healthcare, and digital tools can improve the relationship...
By HIMSS TV |
Elsevier, patient engagement, HIMSS & Health 2.0 Middle East Digital Event
The virtual panel session (now available On Demand) brings together industry leaders and medical...
Abdulaziz Alkhlaif, CIO of Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Mishari Hospital
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Abdulaziz Alkhlaif, CIO of Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Mishari Hospital, discusses data transformation,...
By HIMSS TV |
Radiology, imaging, artificial intelligence, Siemens

Credit: AI-Rad Companion chest computed tomography 

The demand for radiology imaging is increasing, resulting in patients waiting longer for their...
Dr. Osama Elhassan
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The workforce should prioritize digital skills to help improve workflows and care pathways, says Dr...
By HIMSS TV |
The Alessi Agenda
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The Alessi Agenda: Duncan Selbie, former chief executive at Public Health England, explains how...
By HIMSS TV |
UAE’s health ministry, smart patient platform

Credit: UAE health ministry

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The updated version of SHEFAA will serve as a digital communication hub between service providers...
By Taleen Davies |
Dr. Fadi Al-Buhairan
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Dr. Fadi Al-Buhairan, deputy CEO for Saudi Post, discusses how digital systems and communities have...
By HIMSS TV |
Dubai’s TVM Capital Healthcare, GE Healthcare

Credit: TVM Capital Healthcare

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Both will work together to accelerate the growth of transformational healthcare companies across...
By Rachel McArthur |
Nala CEO Othman Abahussein
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Nala CEO Othman Abahussein says government initiatives have helped meet user demands and drive...
By HIMSS TV |
EMRAM, Digital maturity, analytics

Credit: Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital - Al Khobar

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The HIMSS validation measures adoption and maturity of inpatient EMR capabilities - more can be...
By Tammy Lovell |
One goal of Kuwait's 2035 vision is to strengthen investment in high-quality healthcare, which...
By HIMSS TV |
EMRAM, O-EMRAM, Mouwasat Hospital, Saudi Arabia
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The hospital is the first private Stage 7 hospital in Saudi Arabia to achieve the validation.
By Sara Mageit |
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We must use technology to improve healthcare for the whole world, rather than just the richest 10...
By HIMSS TV |
Saudi Arabia, Artificial intelligence
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The partnership will explore the creation of an AI capability platform.
By Tammy Lovell |
Telemedicine consultation with sick patient
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Dr Rahul Goyal, Consultant Family Medicine, Abu Dhabi and SVP Clinical Engagement and Adoption at...
By Dr. Rahul Goyal |
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Digital tools offer huge opportunities for helping to contain the coronavirus, and IT solutions...
By HIMSS TV |
Telemedicine consultation with sick patient
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Dr Rahul Goyal, Consultant Family Medicine, Abu Dhabi and SVP Clinical Engagement and Adoption at...
By Dr. Rahul Goyal |