Conference to Discuss Use of IT in Healthcare

himss-middle-east-vanueMUSCAT 8th November 2009 – Top healthcare and technology officials in the region will gather here from 15th to 17th November 2009 for a conference that will examine how IT could be optimally used to provide better and cheaper health services.

The event is being organised under patronage of th Ministry of Health Oman and HIMSS Middle East and is being called ‘Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Middle East Health IT Leadership Summit’,

The 3 days Event will bring together the best healthcare IT practices and the region’s most advanced healthcare provider organisations.

It will be inaugurated by Oman’s Health Minister Dr Ali bin Mohammed bin Moosa. “This summit will enable us to draw upon global best practices to ensure that healthcare delivery organisations are able to do more with less using health IT,” said Hamad Al Daig, co-chair of the Middle East HIT Leadership Summit and Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Affairs, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Saudi Arabia.

Abdul Rahman A.S. Al Tauqi, Director-general of Information Technology at the Ministry of Health, said major areas of focus in the programme included technological implications of major insurance schemes and the total investment required for health IT.

The HIMSS Middle East Health IT Leadership Summit, scheduled for 15-17 November 2009 in Muscat, Oman, is a new, executive level forum for education, collaboration and dialogue. Top leaders from healthcare, IT and government will convene to help advance the quality of healthcare delivery. The event will feature conference and education sessions as well as a leadership summit designed to foster intensive knowledge exchange and networking opportunities at the most senior level.


The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is the healthcare industry’s membership organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., Brussels, Singapore, and other locations across the United States and the globe, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 350 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to ensuring quality patient care.

HIMSS Vision
Advancing the best use of information and management systems for the betterment of health care.

HIMSS Mission
To lead change in the healthcare information and management systems field through knowledge sharing, advocacy, collaboration, innovation, and community affiliations.

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