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Learning with Leaders: Dr. Michael Zaroukian
In this interview, Dr. Michael Zaroukian shares his greatest achievements, and views on digitization, public policy and grassroots innovation. Plus, if he could look into the future, healthcare to a Middle East patient may look drastically different than to an Asia Pacific patient. Read on to find out why.

Hospital Secure Messaging: 7 Lessons Learned
In this article, HIMSS speaks with Dr. Sean Spina, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at Island Health, BC, Canada. We set out to study the effect of integrated smartphone communication technology on the efficiency of communication between hospital clinicians. The technology we chose was the Vocera Collaboration Suite application, and our hypothesis was that implementing this technology would improve patient care.

One Patient, One Record
Hear from the UAE Armed Force and Cerner on the i) role of IT in supporting the care and payment model, ii) keys to success on successful eHR deployment, iii) key drive for drowth and modernization of healthcare sector and more.

ASCP and The Clinical Laboratory Team
HIMSS Middle East speaks with Dr. William E. Schreiber, MC, FASCP, Clinical Director of Chemistry, BC, Professor, Dept of Pathology & Lab Medicine, UBC, LifeLabs about Challenges, Trends and Pathology Update 2017.

Women in Health IT: The Donna Lunn Perspective on Engaging Clinicians and Being a Woman Leader
Donna is a highly accomplished executive with a dedicated 30-year career in healthcare Information Technology and a further 10 years working in the Clinical Laboratory. Donna is currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Mediclinic Middle East and was the CIO for Al Noor Hospitals Group before the combination with Mediclinic. Prior to working for Al Noor Donna was employed by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company "SEHA" as the Group Clinical Applications Director where she was responsible for implementation and support of all clinical applications in the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Pioneering Healthcare in the Middle East
Healthcare pioneer American Hospital Dubai, first Middle East member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and the first private lab to achieve College of American Pathologists accreditation in the region, emphasizes robust governance and ongoing clinical engagement to maximize return on IT investments.

HIMSS Middle East speaks with Dr. Aaron Han, Chief of Pathology at AHD since 2005. Dr. Han was also previously AHD’s interim Chief Medical Officer and Acting Chief of Medical Imaging. Being a senior stakeholder on both clinical and leadership fronts, we ask him about his pet subject pathology and the clinical engagement that drives his hospital.

The IoT Race Towards 2019
According to a report by Aruba, the IoT market is estimated to explode by 2019 with countries globally gearing toward IoT. With the Global IoT healthcare market estimated to grow from $32.4 billion in 2015 to $163.2 billion by 2020.

Transforming Healthcare Services at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Defense
The Medical Services Department is the second largest healthcare provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with over 34 hospitals and 160 Primary healthcare clinics, numerous out-patient facilities and field hospitals supporting the active military in the Kingdom and missions abroad. Dr. Alodhaibi spared a few minutes out of his schedule to answer these burning questions in relation to healthcare services transformation at the Ministry of Defense.

Views from the Top: 2017 Health ICT Trends by HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award Participants
Drawing inspiration from their outstanding award submissions this year, twelve industry thought leaders from around the world share their views on: "Which area of health ICT do you see having the greatest impact on healthcare in your region in 2017". What can organizations do to continue impacting lives and creating a healthier future?

Infographic: HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards Through the Years 2013 - 2016
The innovative use of health information and technology has helped to raise standards in patient care and safety. Click here for a summary for the benefits that IT projects had generated for the organizations.

UAE eHealth Week 2016
Returning from a runaway success in 2015, the UAE eHealth Week 2016 came back with more critical discussions, showcase local success stories and spotlight on international innovations. Hosted by Dubai and Abu Dhabi, delegates learned about the latest innovations in healthcare and witnessed how health IT is transforming the consumer experience and building a healthier world. View the Post Show Report here

Halifax & Vocera: The Transformative Power of Effective and Fast Communications
HIMSS Middle East speaks with Tom Stafford, Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Halifax Health about Vocera’s solutions that have benefit their patient safety and care outcomes.

View from the Top: Achieving Excellence in Healthcare ICT Innovation and Achievement
HIMSS Middle East speaks with Dr. Peter Edelstein, Chief Medical Officer, Elsevier Clinical Solutions about the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award, ingredients for ICT excellence and viewing patient engagement as a team sport.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) and Cerner: The Smart Room Project
An exclusive interview with KFSH&RC and Cerner about the Smart Room Project, Partnership Successes and the Way Forward Towards KSA Vision 2030

A Health Dose of Advice for Managing Clinician Access to Patient Data
You know your clinicians need faster access to patient data, and that accessing applications and searching for patient data is time consuming and frustrating for them. And, security requirements get in the way and cause disruption to their workflows. To address these issues, you need to eliminate password headaches and increase clinician satisfaction without negatively impacting patient data security.

C-Suite Battle Plan against Cyber Attacks
The heart of the tension between security and efficiency is the key vulnerability within your healthcare organization's cyber security policy: employee passwords. Cyber space is the modern frontier and cyber security is the modern healthcare organization’s most treacherous battlefield. Data is one of your most precious resources and your attackers will do anything they can to get their hands on it.

Choosing the Right Authentication solution for Healthcare
The healthcare industry's transition from paper to electronic records has introduced significant security risk from hackers around the globe, and care providers find themselves in the midst of a cybersecurity war to protect patient health information.

HIMSS speaks with Mr. Michel Amous, Regional Managing Director for Middle East and India at InterSystems, and King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital's Mr. Amar Hijazi, Director of Information Technology Department
Join us as we examine the ROI that InterSystems TrakCare has generated for King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, ask questions about TrakCare, and learn more about InterSystems' strategy to stand out from the crowd in the Middle Eastern healthcare marketplace.

Interview with KFSH&RC, first Stage 7 EMRAM Facility outside USA
HIMSS speaks to CIO Dr. Osama Alswailem to find out more about his hospital's journey towards a paperless environment, his thoughts on the future of Middle Eastern healthcare, and how he views his change of role from MD to CIO as a paradigm shift in his career.

Getting There: Developing Innovative Hospitals in the Middle East
An interview with Dr. Lisa Kennedy, Adjunct Faculty Member, Singularity University, USA.

Monitoring Performance and Driving Regional Strategies through Data: A Performance Scorecard Case Study from King Faisal Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC)
Regional Hospitals are being forced to continually meet operational efficiencies while simultaneously improving overall patient care and patient experience. This leads to many challenges, more importantly those related to measurement of data and definition of healthcare specific targets. Without these metrics it's impossible to report on & identify opportunities for clinical improvement.