Session ID: 
ME
10:00am - 2:00pm Monday, March 9

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Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W331B
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Creating the Digital Workplace: Closing the Gaps between Vision and Reality
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The digital transformation aims to improve health and care provision with a very simple but powerful promise: the right information in the right place at the right time. The technology to exchange and leverage health data is available and there are significant advances in that directions made in the Middle East. But is technology enough? Are health professionals ready and onboard with this transformation? Are professional development efforts aligned with the need to evolve skillsets as well as mindsets? Are workflows and processes making the most of the digital workplace? In the Middle East like in most places around the world, there is still a gap we need to close between the vision from the top and the daily reality of clinicians’ practice. Beyond technology, this Summit will discuss how we can continue advancing the digital workplace and promote the broad and happy adoption of health innovations.

10:00 - 11:45 Part 1: Advances in Middle East HIEs
Dr. Ahmed Balkhair, Deputy Minister for eHealth, Ministry of Health
Dr. Osama AlSwailem, CIO, King Faisal Specialty Hospital
Dr. Hamed Ali Al Hashemi, Director, Strategy and Performance and Risk, Department of Health Abu Dhabi

11:45-12:15 Networking Break & Lunch

12:15-14:00 Part 2: Workforce Development: Identifying and Closing Gaps
Dr. Osama ElHassan, Head of eHealth, Dubai Health Authority
Dr. Bassam Mahboub, Leader of New Care Models & Chest Consultant Physician, Dubai Health Authority
Hana Abu Sahrib, Senior Nurse Informatics Officer, SEHA