19 - 21 November, 2022
| Riyadh
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Educational Programming

Reimagine Health - Empowering Tomorrow's Digital Health Ecosystems

HIMSS22 Middle East offers curated educational sessions featuring global health thought leaders. Sessions will focus on real-world case studies, highlight large-scale implementations, discuss outcomes-driven best practices, and share the latest data and evidence on digital transformation from around the region and beyond.

Sessions will qualify for continuing education credits and will explore topics including digital maturity, value-based care, and the development of health clusters in KSA.

All session times are in Kingdom Saudi Arabia Time (KSA).

The following sessions that are taking place on the Pre-Conference Day, Saturday19th November 2022, require additional registration. Please see the optional events section during registration. Attendees can register for Pre-Conference sessions as standalone sessions without purchasing the full two-day package.

Programme at-a-glance

Pre-Conference Day

You can choose to attend one or more pre-conference events on Saturday 19 November without the need to register to the main conference (20-21 November). During the registration process, simply select when prompted the pre-conference events of your choice to attend and follow instructions until confirmation.

Sessions qualify for continuing education credits.


Digital Health: Transformation in Action | Track 1

Digital health transformation plans are being set in motion in the Middle East and across the globe at an unprecedented scale and pace as governments increasingly realise the potential of data and technology to improve the value, outcomes and experience of care. But what are the key drivers and success factors in digital health transformation? How do strategies to scale the use of data and technology in healthcare align to the wider social and economic policies of nations and regions?

This track tackles the big challenges confronting digital leaders daily, showcasing examples of successful digitally-led initiatives and how they are fundamentally changing dynamics within health ecosystems. Sessions explore new hybrid models of care—building on pandemic-born advances in virtual care. There is also focus on the governance, workforce and change-management issues surrounding digital transformation, and a deep dive into cross-border collaborations in digital health.

Integration Through Data and Technology | Track 2

Data and technology are driving greater integration of health care between providers and systems, and across continents. But what digital tools are proving to be most valuable in breaking down silos and delivering seamless, patient-centred care? How do you integrate data between multiple stakeholders working off different platforms, and across regional and national boundaries?

This track looks at how to overcome barriers to connectivity, starting with a session on what it means to be a digitally mature hospital—the technologies that make the difference and outcomes achieved. Moving from hospitals to ecosystems, the next session explores the digital capabilities underpinning successful integrated care systems, including a look at Health Cluster development in Saudi Arabia. The final two sessions cover the governance, regulatory, ethical and trust issues surrounding health information exchange, with lessons learned from a major European Union project.

Digital Health: Impacts and Benefits | Track 3

Everyone’s talking about it, governments are investing millions in it—but why is digital transformation such a huge priority in healthcare right now? Put simply: what are we really trying to achieve through digital transformation?

This track investigates how to unlock some of the key benefits of leveraging data and technology in healthcare, starting with a focus on population health and how AI and predictive analytics is enabling a more preventative, data-driven approach to service delivery, supporting citizens to stay well for longer. The next session looks at the role of digital health in achieving the vision for value-based care and the main factors to success. The final session focuses on digital solutions driving improvements in patient safety, including dashboards, clinical decision support systems and AI. This track features real-world case studies that illustrate the impact, benefits and challenges of digital health transformation.

Innovating Person-Centred Care | Track 4

Technology is innovating fast to keep up with the growing appetite for personalisation in every aspect of our lives, from online shopping to travel and, increasingly, healthcare. Internet savvy patients of all ages are now demanding treatments tailored to their unique background and conditions. Advances in digital health are both responding to and driving this trend. A wealth of data from multiple sources—genetics, environmental, lifestyle as well as health data—are making a precision approach possible.

This track explores some of the innovative technologies underpinning person-centred care, including 3D printing, biobanking, genetic sequencing, virtual reality, the internet of medical things, robotics and new trends in digital therapeutics and behavioural change sciences. There are sessions on personalised and precision medicine, key use cases for AI in healthcare, and technologies pushing new frontiers in personalised care.