HIMSS Announces 2010 Conferences in Gulf Region

Dubai, June 27th, 2010 – UAE will host three impactful events in one venue gathering the best minds in Healthcare IT Leadership, Management, and Insurance in the Middle East.
The 2010 HIMSS Middle East Health IT Leadership Summit, HIT Management Conference and Health Insurers Innovation Forum, are scheduled for 8-10 November 2010. This is the third edition of events sponsored by HIMSS in the region. This event will showcase the latest advancements and trends in Healthcare IT and Insurance Innovation.
“We look forward to returning to the Middle East region in 2010 to continue our collaborative efforts with health IT leaders in the region,” said H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS President/CEO. ” The rapid growth in healthcare services in the region demands the educational and networking opportunities that HIMSS provides.” The Dubai Health Authority will also showcase its progress in digitizing the delivery of patient care to increase quality and decrease cost with an educational focus on global best practices in health information technology. “Dubai is one of the leading cities around the region, is seeking to simultaneously build large healthcare delivery systems along with high-quality healthcare delivery,” said Mubaraka Mubarak Ibrahim, Information Technology Director at the Dubai Health Authority.
She explained that the 2010 HIMSS Leadership Summit and Middle East Conference would build on the knowledge gained from the previous HIMSS Middle East conferences and global best practices. “The region needs ongoing and quality education to advance its adoption of the EMR. Combining these events will create a powerful mix of decision makers, implementers and innovators joining together cooperatively in a intimate setting.” The HIMSS Middle East Health IT Leadership Summit is a gathering of the CEOs, Hospital IT directors and governmental leaders of healthcare organizations throughout the region. The HIMSS Health IT Management Conference brings global best practices to the users and implementers of technology.
The Health Insurers Innovation Forum is a collaboration with MedicaIQ and will showcase the greatest innovations in the global health insurance industry, and tools for consumer driven healthcare and medicine. It will also provide a first ever look at the health insurance industry through the lens of the Healthcare technologist and leading global innovators. Current trends and much more will be discussed from the Gulf healthcare perspective