HIMSSME09 Home | Education | Networking | General Information | About Sponsors| Hotel and Travel | Registration

For the Media | Sponsorship Opportunities

Introducing HIMSS MiddleEast09
Healthcare IT & Management Excellence

The Gulf Region’s Foremost Event for Advancing
Healthcare through IT and Management Systems

Join healthcare and IT professionals from the Middle East, Europe, Asia and North America
to explore the optimal use of IT and management systems to improve healthcare

HIMSS has become the recognized leader in bringing healthcare IT conferences to an expanding global audience.  In recent years, HIMSS’ AsiaPac and its European counterpart The World of Health IT have brought healthcare communities together in these regions.

And now, HIMSS in collaboration with an international planning committee is proud to break ground and launch a HIT conference in the Gulf Region – with the launch of HIMSS MiddleEast09.

HIMSS Middle East Post Conference Information >>

Keynote Speakers

  His Excellency Dr  Faisal Al Hamar
Minister of Health
  Dr Yasir Khan
Clinical Advisor
National Program for e-Health
  Dr Tawfik A M Khoja MBBS, DPHC, FRGP, FFPH, FRCP (UK)
Director General, Executive Board,
Health Ministers’ Council for Cooperation Council States
  Dr Saadi Taher
Executive Director of Medical Services Saudi National Guard Health Affairs, Central Region
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  Ms  Jay Srini
Chief Innovation Officer  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan
United States
  Mr Edgar L. Mounib, MBA, MPH
Global Healthcare Executive IBM Institute for Business Value
United States
  Dr Mukhtar S A Al-Hashimi
Dean, School of Information Technology Presidential Advisor on Academic Affairs Associate Professor University College of Bahrain

HIMSS MiddleEast09 highlights include:

5 May 2009
Health IT & Insurance Symposium:
Gulf Region Trends and Adoption

With health insurance programmes on the rise in the Gulf Region, this special one-day symposium focuses on how IT links insurance programs with healthcare organisations. Highlights include:

  • Achieving Integration Between Provider and Payer
  • Coding as a Platform for Auto Adjudication
  • Defining the Importance of DRGs for the Gulf Region
  • Towards Interoperability: Using SNOMED CT
  • Improving Claims Processing/Effects of Technology—Saudi Arabia Insurance Experience
  • Automating the Insurance Matrix—Bahrain Insurance Experience

6-7 May 2009
Healthcare IT & Management Excellence

Enhance your knowledge and help improve healthcare services in the region through world-class education. This comprehensive programme is designed for you to take home fact-based solutions and practical guidance to solve your biggest challenges.

  • Using Business Intelligence
  • Implementing Telemedicine
  • Applying RFID for Medical Purposes
  • Developing the Data Warehouse
  • Deploying CPOE
  • Implementing an EMR
  • Outsourcing IT Services
  • Improving Revenue Cycle Management through EDI Implementation

Local Partners

Partner Sponsors

indraiSoft Lawson Lawson Siemens

Advocate Sponsors

ELSEVIER Waves Medical

Supporter Sponsor


Supporting Organizations

Dubain Healthcare City SAHI COCIR IAMI MedInfo 2010

Media Partners

Arab Medicare