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Spanning a three-day period, HIMSS Middle East 11 took place in Riyadh and attracted over 700 international and regional participants. More than 50 thought leaders from Canada, France, Middle East, United Kingdom and USA gathered to share insights, discuss emerging trends, strategies and lessons of eHealth initiatives from around the globe with the aim of helping delegates transform healthcare in their respective countries in the Middle East.

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HIMSS Middle East Conference
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HIMSS Middle East Health IT Leadership Summit
The HIMSS Middle East Health IT Leadership Summit is a gathering of Senior Executive Management, Hospital IT Directors and governmental leaders of healthcare organizations throughout the region. Key topics discussed include organizational governance, performance management and change management.

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Welcome address

Martin Harris H.E. Dr. Bandar Abdulmohsen
Al Knawy

President, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, General Supervisor, Royal Clinics
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia





Keynote and Plenary


Mohammed R. Al Yemeni PhD

Advisor to the Minister of Health & General Supervisor of ICT
Ministry of Health
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. C. Martin Harris
Chief Information Officer
Cleveland Clinic

Richard Alvarez
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Health Infoway

Martin Harris Abdullah Sulaiman Al Amro, MD
Chief Executive Officer, King Fahd Medical City
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia




John Hoyt
Executive Vice President
HIMSS Analytics

Engr. Sami I Al-Akeel
Chief Information Officer & Communication Director,
Security Forces Hospital Program
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Andre Greyling
Chief Information Officer
Hong Kong Hospital Authority
Hong Kong SAR

Thomas Smith
NorthShore University Health System, Chicago,


Dr. Antoine Geissbuhler
Chairman, Department of Radiology
Medical Informatics, University of Geneva Hospital

Charles Parisot
IHE International Board Member

Jeffrey J Butts
Chief Information Officer
Johns Hopkins International
Al Rahba Hospital

Martin Harris Hamad Al Daig, MBA
Chief Information Officer, Information Technology
Affairs, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and
Research Centre
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Bryan Bergeron, MD
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and

Robert Kolodner
US National Coordinator, Health Information
Technology (retired), The US Veterans Administration,
US Veterans Administration, CIO (retired)

Blair Butterfield
Board Member Emeritus eHealth Initiative and

Martin Harris Michael Bainbridge, MD
Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria
British Columbia, Canada/Senior Clinical Architect
ASE Consulting Ltd
United Kingdom

Martin Harris

Robert Pickton
Chief Information Officer, SEHA,








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