Posted on November 19, 2017

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), in collaboration with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), will host the inaugural HIMSS Qatar Educational Conference and Health IT Exhibition from 7 to 9 December, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel.

Organized under the umbrella of the Ministry of Public Health and in partnership with Primary Health Care Corporation and Sidra Medicine, this is a first-of-its-kind event in Qatar that will highlight the enormous clinical transformation that is underway across Qatar’s healthcare system. “This event is a wonderful opportunity for all healthcare professionals, whether in clinical or support service functions, to come together to share and discuss the latest, best, and most applicable clinical information systems case studies relevant to healthcare in Qatar,” said Dr. AbdulWahab Al Musleh, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Information Systems at HMC.

Founded in 1961 in the US, HIMSS is a global voice, advisor, and leader of health transformation through IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare, and care outcomes. “HIMMS is delighted to be partnering with HMC for this unique event,” explained Mr. Jeremy Bonfini, Executive Vice President Global Services of HIMSS. “The conference will focus on innovation, collaboration, and education in the IT health sector. The program is structured around Clinical Informatics, Nursing Informatics, Diagnostic Informatics, and Health Information Management, and will feature keynote speakers, industry leaders, cutting-edge health IT products and a full scientific educational program,” said Mr. Bonfini.

The event will celebrate the successful implementation of the Clinical Information System in Qatar, and look at future opportunities for the country’s healthcare sector. HMC and HIMSS have been working together in recent years, and at the end of 2016, two of HMC’s hospitals - the Heart Hospital and the National Center for Cancer Care and Research - achieved the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 6 distinction, an international benchmark for the use of advanced IT to improve patient care.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit www.himssqatar.org

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