November 29 - December 2, 2020
| Digital

COVID-19: Supporting and Protecting the Frontline

Covid-19 has pushed an already stretched global healthcare workforce to the brink of exhaustion and claimed the lives of thousands of frontline clinicians. Harnessing the power of data and technology to support and protect healthcare staff has been a key part of anti-Covid-19 strategies worldwide, with telehealth taking centre-stage. Join this session to hear how the Saudi Ministry of Health and the Kingdom’s leading specialist hospital are deploying technology during this crisis. Also, learn how a virtual integrated care platform developed by a UK primary care provider is ripe for adoption by Saudi Arabia or anywhere in the world to protect healthcare workers and patients during Covid-19. Discover how it can track the whereabouts, Covid-19 status and wellbeing of staff, pinpoint critical stress points in the system, identify PPE shortages, and trace the patient journey in real time. Leave this session with ideas and inspiration for how technology can mitigate the impact of the pandemic on your staff – healthcare’s most precious asset.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how technology is protecting healthcare workers during Covid-19, with concrete examples from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UK

  • Learn how Covid-19 has accelerated the digital agenda, leading to unprecedented acceptance of digital and remote consultations by clinicians and patients alike

  • Identify the key risks and challenges faced by healthcare staff during the crisis and how digital health solutions could help.

Session Details

December 1, 2020
12:00 - 12:45


  • CPD


Haitham Alzghaibi
Assistant Professor, Head of Health Informatics department
Qassim University
Darren Blake
Chief Operating Officer
Bexley Health Neighbourhood Care CIC
Jalal Alowaisi
Saudi Red Crescent Authority
Osama Alswailem
Chief Information Officer
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Tumsilla Sethi
Director of PCN Transformation
Bexley Health Neighbourhood Care CIC