November 29 - December 2, 2020
| Digital

COVID-19: Leveraging Digital to Predict, Prevent and Manage Future Health Crises

While COVID-19 continues to challenge health systems in the Middle East and around the world, it is also prompting the acceleration of their digital transformation. Nations that had strategically invested in health IT prior to the pandemic often demonstrated the strongest responses, leaving behind those who had failed to keep up. Unleashing the power of digital health is clearly key to promoting national and cross-border data collaborations, sharing real-time evidence with clinicians and citizens, mitigating health systems’ vulnerabilities, maintaining the provision of quality care in critical settings, and enabling a more precise and effective ecosystem response to future pandemics. Convening leading global health and technology experts, this session will share visions for how the world can unite in harnessing the power of digital to predict, prevent and manage future health crises.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn from renowned experts from the Middle East and elsewhere about digital health’s role in the COVID-19 response.

  • Analyse the challenges presented to health systems in leveraging digital support to more efficiently predict, contain and manage future health crises.

  • Consider what we can learn from COVID-19 to harness data, tech and the digital more broadly to better prepare for future health emergencies

Session Details

November 30, 2020
12:00 - 12:45


  • CPD


Bandar Abdulmohsen Al Knawy
President of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs
Ranyah Aldekhyyel
Assistant Professor in Health Informatics
College of Medicine, King Saud University
Dame Sally Davies
Trinity College, Cambridge
Faisal Alshammari
General Director, Statistic and Information Management
Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia