Industry at a Glance
The Middle East has been witnessing a boom in healthcare investments with public and private investment in the sector forecasted at more than USD 150 billion for 2016. According to a report by Gartner, healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa would have spent US $3 billion on IT products and services in 2014 alone, an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013. This includes spending by hospitals and hospital systems, as well as ambulatory service and physicians' practices on internal services, software, IT services, data center, devices & telecom services.
A major challenge facing Healthcare Informatics, as Healthcare strives to catch up with other industries as far as cost, quality and efficiency improvement is: how to reduce the discrepancy between what is deployed and what is really needed by the complex and stochastic healthcare services and providers. In other words, healthcare informatics cannot afford to treat healthcare providers as passive end users. The success of healthcare systems and technology and its future depends on how informatics professionals bring in the healthcare providers and integrate them into the development and deployment process.
The industry has witnessed in recent years that clinicians are becoming increasingly involved in the development and procurement of information technology in healthcare. Moreover, policy makers, payers and healthcare providers are working towards empowering users with information to manage their own care better and make decisions in partnership with healthcare providers.
About MEHIS 2016
On this note, 3rd Annual Middle East Healthcare Informatics Summit will go a step further into customer and physician expectation of the usability of systems. This year's summit will focus on health information exchange and what the region is doing to leverage investments in health information technology for patients. MEHIS 2016 will attempt to put together a sustainable model for all stakeholders by discussing top line practises like ICD 10, Big Data and its role in improving patient care. What does MEHIS 2016 bring to you:
Best practices to strengthen patient care with integrated technologies
Case studies on ICD 10 and Clinical Documentation to improve patient care
Out-of-the-box patient center information technologies
Integrating informatics professionals and healthcare providers into development and deployment processes
How public and private healthcare providers are working closely with government to develop and implement the National eHealth Strategy in GCC
An interface between technologists, informatics professionals and decision makers to develop a sustainable, world-class ecosystem
MEHIS 2015 in Pictures
- The event showed the latest trends in the industry especially within the gulf which was interesting to know
- Head of Nursing, Sharjah Medical District
- Fruitful even, was impressed with the National improvement of healthcare informatics
- IBHOH Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health UAE
- It is very informative and gives recommendation and beneficial insight about healthcare informatics implementation
- Associate Director Nursing Affairs, Al Qasimi Hospital
- High level, consistent, inspiring and worthwhile
- Global Director Healthcare Sector, Alcatel-Lucent
- Well managed symposium with very good quality and innovative, knowledgeable lectures
- Dr. Shahana Urooj Qasimi, Pakistan
- A well-organized event with excellent sessions
- Executive Director, Azimuth
- Good platform to learn about technology advancements and network with the technical professionals in the healthcare sector
- Marketing Manager MEA, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
- The event has proven to be an excellentsource of information on strategies for healthcare transformation in the region
- EVP/Chief Innovation and Global Services Officer, American Health Information Management Association
- It was a great pleasure for me to attend the 2nd MEHIS summit, this year the event was very much successful and full of knowledge. In addition the registration, location and hosting was great.
- Clinical Applications Specialist, SEHA
- I enjoyed being one of the attendees of the Middle East Healthcare Informatics Summit. It was well organized and very informative besides having very important keynote speakers whom I benefited a lot from them
- Chairperson of Information Standardization Dept, Health Informatics and Information Technology, King Fahad Medical City
- Thank you for organizing a great conference!It was well structured and the speakers were good.
- Director Corporate Services, Ahalia Hospital
- Tremendous opportunity to learn and keep up with the forecasting knowledge based in challenging Middle East healthcare industry. Appreciated the time and effort put forth by MCI Group. Some good, hands on information was shared. I see several opportunities, which Ican implement immediately, as well as some opportunities that will require support from otherfunctional areas. I met many knowledgeable people.
- Group Manager CDI and Denials Management, Al Noor Hospitals Group