Dr. Manal Taryam, CEO, Primary Healthcare and CEO, Noor Dubai, welcomed GCC healthcare leaders and international experts to the HIMSS Middle East Integrated Health Innovations Conference, which is taking place at the JW Marriott Marquis hotel in Dubai.
The two-day event which is being supported by the Dubai Health Authority and SEHA, will address the key issues of how the latest innovative smart technology can help to improve healthcare in ways never imagined before. A panel of regional leaders at the event aim to coordinate a strategic road map – what IT infrastructure is in place today and how government agencies can pool resources to advance healthcare delivery.
H. Stephen Lieber, CEO of HIMSS, is confident that the HIMSS Middle East Healthcare Innovations Conference will provide the right platform to bring the necessary professionals together to make smart health potentially a reality for all regional healthcare authorities.
“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,” he said.
Government, hospital and industry leaders also shared 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 being 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 in healthcare, it can be used to see the future of a patient’s progress from symptoms to cure,” added Lieber.
In essence, analytical systems harnessing the power of stored health data compared against volumes of medical research provide patients and clinicians with the knowledge they need to accelerate a patient’s recovery and avoid potential complications well before they occur.
“Global experts and leading healthcare organisations are demonstrating how they are using big data to support their decisions generating better outcomes for patients throughout the Middle East,” said Lieber.
Market research suggests that per capita health care costs can be reduced by up to 18 percent and reduce care costs for chronic conditions by up to 30 percent 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.
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