HIMSS | Health 2.0 - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Health Conference & Exhibition

HIMSS Saudi Arabia 2020
29 Nov - 3 Dec, 2020 | Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards

HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare AwardsThe HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Awards aim to identify and recognise organisations across the globe that effectively use information and technology to successfully improve quality of health and care as well as patient safety. The Middle Eastern edition will take place as part of the HIMSS Saudi Arabia Conference & Exhibition 2020, on 5-9 April 2020 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During the Awards Ceremony, HIMSS and Elsevier will jointly be announcing this year's award winners and finalists. This ceremony is closed and by invitation only.

The call for submissions is now live. Submit your project now to get maximum recognition in the industry and share your story with the world. This year, the HIMSS-Elsevier Awards team are seeking to recognise professionals in two categories:


  • To recognize outstanding achievement in harnessing ICT to provide significant improvement to patient care and safety.
  • The ICT solution adopted may not be new but it has been effectively used by the awarded hospitals to significantly improve patient care and outcome and/or address major challenges faced by the hospitals.
  • Other limiting factors like the hospital financial background, the niche community that the hospital is serving, the long-standing problem that the target population is facing et cetera will also be taken into consideration.


  • To recognize the most innovative, creative and "out-of-the-box" ICT solutions used to improve patient care and safety.
  • Innovation can be in the form of leveraging on existing technology to come up with new and creative usage of ICT to significantly enhance patient care and outcome OR developing a ground-breaking technology that leads the way in ICT adoption.

Eligibility Criteria

These Awards are open to all hospitals and healthcare providers based in the Middle East. It is not open to suppliers or vendors.

Judging Criteria

The following criteria will be considered:

  • Provides improvement to patient care and safety
  • Provide evidence of local problems being addressed and intended improvement made
  • Level of detail in problem intervention’s SOP structure
  • Level of ease in replicating problem intervention
  • Indication of main factors that contributed to the choice of the specific intervention
  • Level of details in describing the actual course of the intervention
  • Measurable Outcome/Value tied with intended benefits

How to Apply

Submissions are closed.


We are honoured to present the 2020 panel of judges

Dr. Amr Jamal - Chairman and Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Clinical Informatics

Dr. Jumah AlAnazi - Consultant, Health Administration

Dr. Osama Elhassan - Vice-Chair of Emirates Health Informatics Society and Head of eHealth at Dubai Health Authority

Robert Nieves - Vice President of Healthcare Informatics, Elsevier

Dr. Abdullah Al Raqadi - Director General of IT, Ministry of Health, Oman

John Rayner - Regional Director - EMEA, HIMSS Analytics


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