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MENA’s leading digital health to convene in Dubai for eHWDC 2023

Get ready for the upcoming 6th edition of the GCC eHealth Workforce Development Conference (eHWDC 2023) in Dubai, where leading experts in digital health will gather to discuss critical topics in the field. Running from October 31 to November 2, this event will focus on areas such as public health, health information exchange systems, data governance, artificial intelligence, and workforce development. Organized by the GCC Taskforce on Workforce Development in Digital Healthcare (ZIMAM) and MWAN Events, the conference aims to promote a sustainable digital healthcare ecosystem in the Middle East and North Africa region. Through collaboration and coordinated efforts, this event seeks to develop a skilled local digital health workforce capable of leading the digital health transformation across the GCC. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to be part of the conversation and register to attend eHWDC 2023 at gccehealth.org.

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MENA’s leading digital health to convene in Dubai for eHWDC 2023

MENA’s leading digital health to convene in Dubai for eHWDC 2023

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Some of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s leading experts on digital health and related fields in the healthcare sector are set to gather at the end of this month for the 6th edition of the GCC eHealth Workforce Development Conference (eHWDC 2023).

The MENA region has been at the forefront of digital health advancements, and the upcoming GCC eHealth Workforce Development Conference (eHWDC 2023) is a testament to the region’s commitment to furthering healthcare innovation. Taking place from October 31 to November 2, 2023, at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, the event will bring together esteemed experts in digital health and various fields within the healthcare sector.

Scheduled to take place between 31 October and 2 November 2023 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the event will focus on critical digital health topics, including public health, health information exchange systems (HIEs), data governance, artificial intelligence, and workforce development.

The conference will delve into crucial topics within the realm of digital health, providing attendees with valuable insights and the latest advancements in areas such as public health, health information exchange systems (HIEs), data governance, artificial intelligence, and workforce development. By focusing on these topics, eHWDC 2023 aims to facilitate knowledge-sharing and the development of strategies that will shape the future of digital health in the MENA region.

Organising the conference is the GCC Taskforce on Workforce Development in Digital Healthcare (ZIMAM) and MWAN Events, and is part of ZIMAM’s mission to spearhead and promote a sustainable digital healthcare ecosystem via a skilled local digital health workforce within countries including the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

ZIMAM, in collaboration with MWAN Events, has taken the onus of organizing this significant healthcare event. For ZIMAM, spearheading and promoting a sustainable digital healthcare ecosystem is a key mission. Their objective is to develop a skilled local workforce in digital health across countries like the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Qatar. By doing so, they aim to create an environment of collaboration that nurtures innovation and enhances healthcare services through digital solutions.

Achieving an ecosystem of this kind is down to strong collaboration, says ZIMAM’s co-founder and lead coordinator, Dr. Osama El Hassan.

Dr. Osama El Hassan, co-founder and lead coordinator of ZIMAM, emphasizes the crucial role of collaboration in achieving a sustainable digital healthcare ecosystem. By fostering strong partnerships between government recruitment agencies, higher education institutes, healthcare trainers, technology vendors, and public and private healthcare organizations, ZIMAM aims to develop comprehensive curriculums, on-job training opportunities, and compelling career paths that empower young talent to lead the digital health transformation across the GCC region.

ZIMAM was established back in 2016 when “digital transformation was in its infancy in the GCC,” Dr. El Hassan explains.

ZIMAM’s inception in 2016 coincided with the early stages of digital transformation in the GCC region. Recognizing the challenges and dependencies on external companies for development projects, ZIMAM realized the need to build a sustainable digital health ecosystem. This realization led to the establishment of ZIMAM, which has since made significant strides in promoting digital health as a profession and establishing the development of a digital health workforce as a top priority in the MENA region.

Dr. El Hassan continues: “The idea behind ZIMAM is to promote digital health as a profession.”

Digital health is no longer just a trend; it has become a recognized and highly valued profession. Through its events and community-building initiatives, ZIMAM has successfully raised awareness about the field of health informatics and highlighted the importance of developing a skilled workforce in digital health. By promoting digital health as a profession, ZIMAM is paving the way for a future where technological advancements enhance healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes.

HIMSS, the publisher of Healthcare IT News, is scheduled to be present during eHWDC 2023, with the organization’s president and CEO, Hal Wolf making an appearance on key panels and events.

The presence of HIMSS, a renowned publisher of Healthcare IT News, adds even more prestige to eHWDC 2023. Hal Wolf, the president and CEO of HIMSS, is scheduled to participate in key panels and events, lending his expertise and insights to the discussions. HIMSS has been instrumental in driving healthcare innovation globally, and their involvement in the conference further solidifies its significance in the digital health landscape.

Joining him is the regional director of HIMSS Analytics for Europe and Latin America, John Rayner.

Accompanying Hal Wolf at eHWDC 2023 is John Rayner, the regional director of HIMSS Analytics for Europe and Latin America. With his expansive knowledge and experience, Rayner will contribute valuable insights during the conference. His presence underscores the commitment of HIMSS in fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the digital health sphere.

eHWDC 2023 will also feature a special HIMSS Middle East Community Meeting on 31 October during which guests will be able to network and interact with fellow professionals in the space.

In addition to the conference, eHWDC 2023 will offer a special HIMSS Middle East Community Meeting on October 31. This meeting will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to network and engage with other like-minded professionals in the field of digital health. The event will foster connections, promote knowledge exchange, and lay the groundwork for future collaborations in this rapidly evolving sector.

Register to attend eHWDC 2023 by visiting gccehealth.org.

To be a part of this groundbreaking event, interested individuals can register to attend eHWDC 2023 by visiting the official website gccehealth.org. By joining the conference, attendees will gain access to valuable insights and networking opportunities, contributing to the advancement of digital health in the MENA region. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of the future of healthcare in the Middle East and North Africa.

Source: https://techtoday.co/menas-leading-digital-health-to-convene-in-dubai-for-ehwdc-2023/