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Dubai, September 3, 2013

GCC healthcare leaders and international experts are set to meet in Dubai later this year to discuss how technology can improve healthcare.

The HIMSS Middle East Integrated Health Innovations Conference, which is being supported by the Dubai Health Authority and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis hotel on December 11 and 12.

A panel of regional leaders will discuss the benefits of healthcare systems that deliver smart services that they have in place, the challenges faced and how government agencies can pool resources to provide the best healthcare services possible.

H Stephen Lieber, CEO of HIMSS, said: “To support healthcare professionals in the Middle East region at this critical time in its development is very exciting. The standards being set in the GCC are truly world-class.  

“We will bring best practice from all around the world and deliver a programme that provides healthcare professionals in the GCC with the tools to take healthcare to the next level.”

Government, hospital and industry leaders will share their progress connecting the hospital, the clinic and the home through an international benchmark called the Primary Care Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (PC-EMRAM).  The objective will be to recognise tangible progress being made and award those healthcare facilities which not only achieve but exceed quality standards and raise the industry bar.

“Big Data is the new buzz word and speakers at HIMSS Middle East Integrated Health Innovations will address how big data in healthcare can be used to see the future of a patient’s progress from symptoms to cure,” added Lieber.

Market research suggests that per capita health care costs can be reduced by up to 18 per cent and reduce care costs for chronic conditions by up to 30 per cent through improved treatment and patient empowerment. But it is how healthcare leaders are adopting mobile solutions within their own jurisdictions that is the key to providing smart healthcare.

Leading healthcare institutions will showcase how patient portals have been deployed to enable patient access to appointments, laboratory test results and secure communications with clinicians. Clinicians will also showcase how mobile technologies are enabling them to care for more patients in more places.

The HIMSS Middle East Healthcare Innovations Award Ceremony will take place at the end of the conference, recognising excellence in innovative technology and care practice throughout the UAE and the wider region. - TradeArabia News Service




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