Event Overview

The Middle East & Africa healthcare sector was witnessing an increasing shift towards digitalisation, even before the COVID-19 era. Healthcare transformation, digital healthcare, and smart hospitals are no more buzz words or part of a futuristic agenda, but a need of the hour.

Having said, healthcare providers are currently scaling and accelerating their digital transformation and implementing disruptive technologies to be able to manage the current volume of patients while improving patient safety & enhancing their overall experience.

This has fast-tracked the move by the healthcare sector towards implementing emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, blockchain, voice search, chatbots, big data, cloud services, internet of medical things (IoMT), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), 3D diagnostics and other technological infrastructure to ensure more efficient service delivery.

The Emerging Technologies for Healthcare DigiConference will bring together C-suite executives from leading healthcare institutions across the Middle East & Africa along with global tech players involved in the development and adoption of digital innovation to engage in thought-provoking discussions and share latest best practices, challenges and thought leadership on how the healthcare sector should rise to this new reality.

Event in Numbers

100+

Attendees

60+

Decision makers from Healthcare sector

12+

Speakers

5+

Media Partners

Digi-Conference Chairman

Meet the Speakers


Lina Abou Mrad
National E-Health Director,
Ministry of Public Health Lebanon
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Dr. Ramadan Alblooshi
Chief Regulatory Officer,
Dubai Healthcare City Authority
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Dr. Mishal Al Kasimi
Chief Executive Officer,
Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital, Health Shield Medical Center, and Capital Health


Dr. Samer Ellahham
Director, Accreditation, Quality and Patient Safety Institute & Regional Chair, Middle East,
Patient Safety Movement Foundation
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Rami Zahran
Group Chief Marketing Officer,
Saudi German Hospital Group
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Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul
Chief Operating Officer,
Fakeeh University Hospital
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Furqan Asrar Ahmed
eHealth Strategist,
Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Alodhayb
Program Director - Digital Health,
Armed Forces Medical Services
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Maazza Al Magthob
Director Patient Experience,
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
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Deepinder Singh
Head – Quality and Performance Improvement,
Al Zahra Hospital
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Vivek Shukla
Partner, Healthcare,
RSM
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Dr. Samir Said
Connected Care and Healthcare Informatics Leader,
Philips Middle East and Turkey
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Joseph Musolino
Global Strategy and Sales lead – Fraud and Security Intelligence,
SAS
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Dr. Simon Wallace
Chief Clinical Information Officer,
Nuance Communications
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Dr. Steven A. Matarelli
Senior Clinical Executive,
Vocera Communications
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Dr. Louiza Chitour
Program & Partnerships Manager, MENA,
Plug and Play
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Why Get Involved?

Get in front of your target market

Get access to the entire spectrum of healthcare industry leaders and decision makers leading their organisation’s technology strategy and digital transformation

Gain project insights

Get first-hand insights into which emerging technologies the healthcare sector is evaluating for current and future investment from across the Middle east and Africa region and spot opportunities earlier

Generate strong leads

Learn which projects are going forward and influence decision makers and stand a chance of being shortlisted for upcoming projects

Raise your brand awareness

Opportunity to position your brand as one of the leading companies in the sector helping healthcare organisations understand and define their key needs and requirements

Who will attend Emerging Technologies
for Healthcare Digi-Conference?

Regional C-suite executives from government, hospitals, medical cities, clinics and consultants from across
the Middle east region involved in the development and adoption of technology innovation:
 

Conference Format



Conference Program

Time Conference Program
10:00 Meeting Room Opens
10:05 Welcome remarks from Great Minds Events
10:10 Opening remarks from Chairman
  • Vivek Shukla, Partner, Healthcare, RSM
PANEL SESSION 1: Accelerating digital transformation during and post COVID – 19 era
10:15
  • What are the challenges and opportunities of COVID-19 on the region’s healthcare sector in accelerating adoption of new technologies?
  • What are the new requirements for healthcare facilities during and post COVID-19 era?
  • What is the role of e-health to reach the larger population?
  • Identifying the new ways to improve productivity of healthcare professionals with remote and smart working practices
Moderator:
  • Rami Zahran, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Saudi German Hospital Group

Panelists:
  • Lina Abou Mrad, National E-Health Director, Ministry of Public Health, Lebanon
  • Dr. Ramadan Alblooshi, Chief Regulatory Officer, Dubai Healthcare City Authority, UAE
  • Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Alodhayb, Program Director - Digital Health, Armed Forces Medical Services, KSA
Video reel from Health Catalyst
11:00 “How COVID-19 is accelerating the need for telehealth “.
Five years from now, when we look back on how millions of healthcare professionals rose to the occasion to combat COVID-19 with unwavering commitment and pioneering use of the latest technology, will we see today’s crisis as a turning point for digital transformation in healthcare?

Dr. Samir Said, Connected Care and Healthcare Informatics Leader, Philips Middle East and Turkey
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SESSION: What are the key emerging technologies that are helping to reduce stress on the healthcare facilities and professionals?
11:20 *This session will highlight key emerging technologies that cater to the MENA Healthcare sector. The session consists of four (10 minute) back-to-back presentations from experts in the industry who will provide insights on successful application of a variety of innovations and case-studies.
  • Transforming healthcare with ICT to improve operational efficiency
  • Understanding how AI platforms across select healthcare workflows help in improved productivity
  • Advancements is nonclinical automation and predictive tools
  • Identifying solutions that are practical, adaptable, and affordable
Moderator:
  • Vivek Shukla, Partner, Healthcare, RSM

Industry insight 1: Advanced Analytics and AI in Healthcare
Joseph Musolino, Global Strategy and Sales lead – Fraud and Security Intelligence, SAS
Industry insight 2: Use of Artificial Intelligence for improving patient flow and Healthcare delivery
Dr. Samer Ellahham, Director, Accreditation, Quality and Patient Safety Institute & Regional Chair, Middle East, Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Industry insight 3: COVID-19 Solutions: How hands-free communications under PPE ensures staff and patient Safety?
Dr. Steven A. Matarelli, Senior Clinical Executive, Vocera Communications

Industry insight 4: The role of speech recognition in improving quality, speed and turnaround of clinical documentation
Dr Simon Wallace, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Nuance

Q&A with the presenters
PANEL SESSION 3-2: Importance of patient & staff safety and delivering improved patient experience during these testing times
12:20
  • Understanding the changes in patient behavior (due to COVID-19 situation) and how to address it?
  • What are the initiatives taken by organizations to meet the changing requirements of patients during this period?
  • Identify key technologies that are relevant to your facility to develop customer-centric services
  • Equipping caregivers with right tools to improve patient experience
  • How can you reduce the number of visits by patients to an hospital?

Moderator:
  • Dr. Samer Ellahham, Director, Accreditation, Quality and Patient Safety Institute & Regional Chair, Middle East, Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Panelists:
  • Maazza Al Magthob, Director Patient Experience, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Deepinder Singh, Head – Quality and Performance Improvement, Al Zahra Hospital
  • Dr. Mishal Al Kasimi, Chief Executive Officer, Specialized Rehabilitation Hospital, Health Shield Medical Center, and Capital Health

PANEL SESSION 4-3: Improving service delivery across functions
12:50
  • Evaluating the major advantages of healthcare digitization on handling and transmitting information with higher accuracy
  • What are some of the emerging technologies contributing to improved service delivery?
  • Role of EMR in improved quality of care, patient outcomes and safety through improved management

Moderator:
  • Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul, Chief Operating Officer, Fakeeh University Hospital

Panelists:
  • Furqan Asrar Ahmed, eHealth Strategist, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Louiza Chitour, Program & Partnerships Manager, MENA, Plug and Play
13:20 Closing remark by chairman and end of conference

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives.For more information email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 (0) 4 568 7800

 

Sponsors and Partners


Knowledge Partners, Research Partners & Media Partners


 

Register to Attend

Primary Free of charge
Solution Provider 200 USD + 5% Tax 210 USD

 
 

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