November 29 - December 2, 2020
| Digital

Transforming Health with Technology: From Vision to Reality

In 2016, Saudi Arabia unveiled an ambitious plan called “Vision 2030” to transform its economy and diversify the Kingdom’s sources of income. The digital transformation of the Kingdom’s health system is now a key component of this comprehensive plan. Including a keynote address from His Excellency Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, Minister of Health, this session will offer an update on the Ministry’s strategic plan to go from vision to reality: leveraging technology to improve clinical and financial outcomes, reforming and strengthening primary care, nurturing interest in clinical professions and upgrading healthcare education, improving quality while increasing capacity, and encouraging public-private partnerships. Has the current outbreak changed the Ministry’s strategic direction? Will it catalyze and accelerate the digital transformation of the Saudi health system? Join this session to hear from the Kingdom’s very top health leaders the latest updates and strategic directions to make Vision 2030 a reality.

Learning objectives:

  • Hear the latest updates and strategic directions for health and care in the context of Vision 2030

  • Examine how COVID-19 may impact and influence digital transformation priorities

  • Discuss the acceleration of Saudi’s digital transformation and how to keep its momentum

Session Details

November 29, 2020
11:50 - 13:00


  • CPD


Ahmed Mandil
Coordinator, Research and Innovation
WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Nahar Muzaki Al-Azemi
Saudi Health Council
Hashem AbuBaker
Director General
National Health Information Center at Saudi Health Council
Amr Jamal
National Health Informatics Scientific Committee, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties
Chairman of Family and Community Medicine Department, King Saud University
H.E. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al Rabiah
Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Balkhair
Advisor for Digital Transformation
Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia