[DUBAI, ABU DHABI] Wednesday, 15 November 2017 – The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2017 Conference and Exhibition.
This year's event was led by Guest of Honour His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and attended by over 350 delegates.
The first day morning saw the recognition of numerous achievements in the UAE and GCC including an unprecedented number of recipients in the Middle East for the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Adoption Model (EMRAM) and Outpatient EMRAM Award. Other Awards given out included the DHA Recognition Awards, Heathcare IT Leader Hall of Fame Awards and the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards.
The focus of the conference sessions on the first day was Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption across both public and private sectors. The latest groundbreaking discoveries in the world of Health and Information Technology came to attendees at the Dubai leg on 12 and 13 November: Artificial Intelligence, Genomics, Blockchain, Health 2.0 and Gamification amongst others.
Aligned with the region's Vision 2030 and its pursuit of healthcare excellence through technology and national eHealth projects, DHA, UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD), Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi were official supporters of the event.
Another key highlight this year was the launch of two professional groups: GCC Healthcare CIO Community Launch, sponsored by Cerner, and Women in Health IT Community Launch, sponsored by IBM.
This year, 11 sponsors and exhibitors showcased their solutions. This included Pearl Sponsors Cerner, EPIC, IBM, Intersystems and Vocera
On 14 November, the conference moved to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Mr. John Daniels, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics shared the revised criteria for the HIMSS EMRAM, which will take effect in 2018.
Mr. Jeremy Bonfini, Executive Vice President, HIMSS International said, “HIMSS works with over 9,000 organizations around the world to help them adopt technology. At this UAE eHealth Week, we recognized hospitals that have jumped into the top 10% of Digital Hospitals Worldwide. In 2018, we will work to bring UAE Hospitals to the next level, which is Stage 7. HIMSS will continue to join forces with our healthcare providers and organizations such as MOHAP, DHA, SEHA, and HAAD to make this vision come true.”
HIMSS has announced that the next Middle East conference would be held from 10 – 11 April 2018 in Riyadh. The next UAE eHealth Week will take place in November 2018.
List of Award Recipients at UAE eHealth Week 2017:
|HIMSS Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) / Outpatient EMRAM Award
|EMRAM Stage 6
- Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, Al-Sweidi
- Mouwasat Hospital Dammam
- Mouwasat Hospital Qatif
- Mouwasat Hospital Riyadh
- Al Baraha Hospital
- Al Dhaid Hospital
- Dubai Hospital
- Rashid Hospital
|O-EMRAM Stage 6
- Al Badaa Health Center
- Al Barsha Health Center
- Al Khawaneej Health Center
- Al Lusaily Health Center
- Al Mamzar Health Center
- Al Mankhool Health Center
- Al Mizhar Health Center
- Al Towar Health Center• Al Safa Health Center
- Family Gathering
- Nad Al Hamar Health Center
- Nad Al Sheba Health Center
- Za'abeel Health Center
|HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award Results
|Outstanding ICT Achievement Category Winner and Finalists:
|Moving to Centralize RIS and PACs to Enhance Collaboration Across Multiple Sites and use Tele-Radiology
||Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, KSA
|Point of Care Testing
||Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
|Closed Loop Medication Administration
||King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital, KSA
|Outstanding ICT Innovation Category Winner and Finalists:
|PaCE Dashboard and BI Analytics Project
||Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), UAE
|TELE ICU & Command and Control Center
||Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, KSA
|Ain Al Khaleej Patient Connect
||Ain Al Khaleej Hospital, UAE
|Dubai Health Authority Recognition Awards
|Dubai London Speciality Hospital – Most Improved Hospital
|Aster Hospital (Mankhool) – Earliest completer
|Middle East Healthcare IT Leader Hall of Fame Award Recipients
- Ali Mohamed Al Ali, Director of Information Technology, Health Authority Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Dr. Majid Al Tuwaijri, Managing Director of Health & Public Services, Accenture Middle East
- Dr. Mohammed Al Redha, Director of the Executive Office for Organizational Transformation, Dubai Health Authority, United Arab Emirates
- Mubaraka Ali Ibrahim, Director, Health Information Systems Department, Ministry of Health & Prevention, United Arab Emirates