|18 November, 2019

19th IFHIMA International Congress announces a new Privacy Whitepaper

The congress is hosted by Emirates Health Informatics Society and is supported by key health leaders and stakeholders

Dubai, UAE: 19th IFHIMA International Congress under the theme “Empowering HIM Professionals through a Global Voice” opened today at the intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, United Arab Emirates.  

The congress is hosted by Emirates Health Informatics Society and is supported by key health leaders and stakeholders including Saudi Health Information Management Association, Saudi Health Council, Ministry of Health, Dubai Health Authority, Ministry of Health & Prevention and Saudi Commission for Health Specialities. 

His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority commented “Data and information is the strength in a world of fast growing and advancing technologies. And it’s the core of competitiveness internationally. Those who have the information, advance. and those who can manage it well, become the pioneers and lead the rest. That’s why the UAE Government gives its uninterrupted attention to Information Technology and Information Management and consider it an integral part in the sustainability of the knowledge community. And it ensures that it keeps up, if not advance, with the world in its fast pace, through its expert human capital, highly developed technological infrastructure and advanced communication network “

Dr Ayham Refaat, founder of Pulse further added, “Health Information Management is absolutely crucial to the sustainability of the overall healthcare industry. Having conferences that highlight challenges and opportunities in this area of healthcare are imperative to ensuring that best practices are maintained. We are incredibly excited to sponsor this event and will be sharing our experiences with other healthcare practitioners. As this is an international conference, it also gives healthcare practitioners in the UAE the opportunity to learn from international best practices in HIM.”.

The IFHIMA Congress is being held for the first time in Middle East and also serves as a celebration of the 50-year anniversary of IFHIMA! On this occasion IFHIMA will be releasing their newest whitepaper – “Privacy of Health Information, an IFHIMA Global Perspective.” This whitepaper discusses the challenges of managing the privacy of health information in the increasingly mobile, digital, data-oriented world. It includes recommended key actions, case studies and will be discussed by the authors in a General Session at the IFHIMA 19th Congress in Dubai, UAE, on November 19, 2019. To sign up for whitepaper click here https://ifhima.org/sign-up-for-ifhima-global-news-whitepaper-and-events/ 

The congress has brought together regulators, decision makers, practitioners, and global experts to share insights on upcoming trends and discuss how investment in advanced technologies can help transform the future.

Dr Shabab Al Ghamdi at IFHIMA International Congress will be speaking on the Journey towards a Value-Based Healthcare System, and providing key updates on the transformation of the Private Health Insurance industry in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Important announcements will be made by Dr Robert Jakob at IFHIMA International Conference where he will talk about the upcoming ICD 11 Classification System, as well as introduce for the first time the new the International Classification of Health Interventions ICHI..., Dr Nahar Al-Azemi will educate about the Role of the Saudi Health Council in the transformation to a Value Based HealthCare System in the Kingdom.. and many other speakers will be sharing their rich experience and knowledge with the global and regional HIM community.

The 5 days event ensures a great learning and networking experience, an outstanding array of international and regional speakers are joining the congress together with the aim of reviewing recent advances in major areas of Health Information Management.  This year, the congress is accredited by SCFHS with 30 CME Hours.  

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