HIMSS Saudi 2018 Conference


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Since the modern state of Saudi Arabia was first founded by King Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud, May Allah rest his soul in peace , the public health and disease control were among the government’s top priorities. The creation of the Kingdom’s healthcare system coincided with King Abdul Aziz’s takeover of Al Hijaz and his designation of Mecca as the first Saudi capital.

The guidance of the founding King of Saudi Arabia allowed the new government to overcome the many obstacles and challenges in the early days of the nation, despite a lack of native resources and expertise. HRH’s strategy was to strengthen the Kingdom’s cooperation with international organizations and to collaborate with highly-qualified foreign experts. In addition to keeping pace with the latest international healthcare developments, the King also focused on building a strong infrastructure for a comprehensive health sector that would serve all regions of the Kingdom.

In 1343H/1925, King Abdul Aziz established the Public Health Department in Makkah Al-Mukaramah. In 1344H\1925, Public Health and Ambulance was established to meet the needs of the Kingdom’s health and environmental sectors. The PHA built hospitals and health centers across the Kingdom and issued and enforced regulations to guarantee adequate standards for the practicing of medicine and pharmacology.

The increasing scope of healthcare services needed in the Kingdom during that period, including care for Hajj and Umrah performers, created the need for the formation of a Public Health Council. This council was the highest-level supervisory board in the Kingdom, and oversaw all aspects of healthcare, including all hospitals and healthcare centers nationwide. The council’s main goals included the development of a skilled healthcare workforce, as well as the control of the diseases and epidemics which were prevalent during that time.

Eventually, it was necessary to create a large-scaled, specialized organization to carry out the Kingdom’s health affairs. Royal decree Num. 8697\11\5 was issued on 26-8-1370H \ 1915 and established the Ministry of Health. With the establishment of the Ministry, King Abdul Aziz’s early vision of modern national healthcare services was well on its way towards becoming a reality.

Premier Diamond Sponsor:
  GE drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges: Energy, health, transportation-the essentials of modern life. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today it leads new paradigms in additive manufacturing, materials science, and data analytics. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE's mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.com/menat
  Mobily Business has one of the largest and most advanced portfolio of ICT solutions in the Kingdom; encompassing Voice, Data, Connectivity, and IT services.

Mobily Business aims at bringing proven intellectual capital, solutions, stringent processes and delivery capabilities to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which helps you succeed to manage your businesses more efficiently and effectively.

Mobily business brings cloud-based solutions that have been built in the Kingdom and designed to address the needs of clients in Saudi Arabia. To cover the need of all sized enterprises, Mobily will be able to deliver tailor-made solutions to cover specific client demands. Mobily believes our core values of innovation, customer satisfaction, and integrity differentiates us from our competitors. Our focus is on developing and maintaining a measurable customer fulfillment via delivering world-class services every day with outstanding customer experience.

Gold Sponsors:
    Cerner’s health information technologies connect people, information and systems for more than 25 years in the Middle East. The company has a proven track record in the region working with more than 250 client facilities that range from large government hospital networks to health clinics.

Recognized for innovation, Cerner solutions assist clinicians in making care decisions and enable organizations to manage the health of populations. Cerner also offers an integrated clinical and financial system to help health care organizations manage revenue, as well as a wide range of services to support clients’ clinical, financial and operational needs.

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  Epic is the comprehensive health record for many of the most prestigious health systems in the Kingdom and around the middle east, including Johns Hopkins Aramco, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Health Authority, and American University in Beirut. A single system for physicians, nurses, administrative staff, and patients means everything works together for better care and less waste.

InterSystems is the engine behind the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems is the power behind what mattersTM.

Founded in 1978, InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 100 countries.

For more information, visit InterSystems.com.

Royal Philips of the Netherlands is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.

Silver Sponsors:
  Hill-Rom is a global medical technology company that's constantly innovating to ensure doctors, nurses and caregivers have the products they need to protect their patients, speed up recoveries and manage conditions. From beds and vision screening devices to operating tables and connectivity solutions, our products and services are everywhere you need them, whenever and however you want to experience better care.

Hill-Rom and Welch Allyn collect the information that matters, identify opportunities to improve care and deliver actionable insight to caregivers and patients- all supported by clinicians, every step of the way.

Helping to solve many of hospitals' top challenges including:
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Patient Falls
  • Healthcare-Acquired Infections
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Hypertension Management

CARESTREAM HEALTH is a world leader in medical imaging and information technology solutions, with a proud heritage of imaging expertise and over 100 years of innovation.

In Healthcare IT, we design, implement, and support systems to image-enable medical records across departments, regions, and nations. We provide open, integrated imaging and IT solutions for some of the world’s largest and most complex health systems.

Our CARESTREAM Vue healthcare information technology platform simplifies RIS+PACS+reporting in radiology, cardiology and mammography. With thousands of proven implementations worldwide, Vue's scalable enterprise workflow, vendor-neutral archiving and cloud-based services optimize medical imaging for clinical excellence and superior patient care.

For more information, visit www.carestream.com.

  Centene Corporation is a publicly-traded company operating in 30 U.S. states and two international Markets (Spain and the United Kingdom). Centene is one of the largest providers of successful accountable care solutions in the world. Ribera Salud is Centene's internationally renowned operator of public sector accountable care models and public-private partnerships. Ribera Salud has successfully managed integrated healthcare budgets and developed innovative ACOs for the last 13 years. Our focus is successfully implementing health care programs and systems around the world. We have been uniquely successful in bridging existing health care programs from fragmented, activity-based systems to citizen-focused accountable care systems.

At the heart of our success is an integrated information technology (IT) platform, which allows us to deliver effective care to 12.8 million citizens. These technologies cover every function required to deliver accountable care from payer to provider solutions; and include Centelligence (a comprehensive payer solution), TruCare (population health management), Interpreta (real time cloud based clinical analytics), and Envolve/ RxAdvance (a uniquely advanced PBM solution).

Our IT platform enables payors to successfully manage value-based payment systems that target better care at a lower cost, and allows providers and accountable care organizations to target interventions that result in higher quality care delivered at the right time and in the most appropriate setting.

We, IMAN Healthcare part of IMAN Group based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with more than 40 years of experience in healthcare, hospital operations and medical simulations. We started a new era in Healthcare IT solutions in association with INFINITT Healthcare & Medstreaming.

INFINITT Healthcare:

Over 5000 medical institutions in 51 countries have implemented our PACS and 3D solutions. INFINITT has expanded its worldwide presence by establishing global corporation in nine strategic regions; USA, UK, Germany, Brazil, UAE, Malaysia, Japan, China, and Taiwan. Moreover, INFINITT is in cooperation with representatives covering 30 different countries in pursuit of the same goal: reaching a wider customer base with market-leading technologies.

Ever since the development of PACS technology, INFINITT's main goal was to develop the most advanced medical imaging software. In compliance with international industry standards such as DICOM, HL7, IHE, and HIPAA have been imperative to all R&D activities. With our line-up of next generation medical imaging products including RIS, 3D, PACS and Cloud, INFINITT is fast becoming one of the worldwide leaders in medical imaging and information technology. With over a decade of experiences in PACS and 3D, INFINITT guarantees responsive and reliable customer services before and after implementation.


A healthcare informatics company based in U.S, a lead developer of Specialty-Based Vascular, Cardiovascular, and Radiology health workflows which function as a high performance application in the inpatient & outpatient echo systems, tightly integrated with electronic medical records (EMRs) & Medstreaming Big-Data Image-Based Registry Platform. All Medstreaming solutions act as aggregators for structured and unstructured clinical data, which in turn -with Medstreaming Registry Platform-create a powerful data service offerings for multi-purpose, web-based, data mining, benchmarking, analytics and care guidance at the point of care.

For more information

Web site: http://www.infinitt.com/cms/index

Web Site: http://www.medstreaming.com

Samir Medical is one of the leading suppliers representing many state-of-the-art medical equipment’s and healthcare products through many renowned manufacturers from all over the world. These companies include but not limited to CARESTREAM, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Horiba Medical, and many more. With a firm commitment to enhancing the healthcare industry in the Kingdom, Samir Medical provides the Saudi Market with the finest healthcare products and services.

Samir Medical specializes in catering Radiology, Healthcare Informatics, Clinical Laboratory, Dental, Sterilization and several other medical equipment’s. Due to our diversified products portfolio, we have a presence in almost each and every hospital in Saudi Arabia, and we make sure to participate in all public and private hospital tenders.

Over the past years, Samir Medical has been continuously providing efficient services to customers, in addition to direct sales through experienced, professional, well qualified, well-trained sales team. In addition, having product specialists in our four branches throughout the Kingdom ensures the highest market standards to the customers. The placement of sophisticated medical equipment with proper after-sales supports played a vital role in shaping our success over the last decades.

Sapphire HMS is a Hospital Management Solution that can be deployed and customized for any hospital or healthcare institution regardless of size and scope while providing patients an array of services. Sapphire HMS was born out of industry frustration fueled by the implementation and use of stubborn rigid systems that fail to assimilate and integrate well with the realities of hospitals nor with ancillary systems.

With a user-friendly, multilingual interface that is completely adaptable to the user’s position/role, Sapphire HMS provides multiple modules and functionalities to support and enhance the healthcare outcome. Sapphire HMS acts as a platform to push state-of-the-art healthcare technology for medical organizations. With its fully customizable HL7 engine, it seamlessly integrates with all hospital systems including third-party EMR, LIS, RIS/PACS, or CDSS.

Finally, hospitals and clinics of any size across any part of the world have a new path to success. Connect to your patients in a whole new way with Sapphire HMS.

Sapphire HMS – Easy to use, hard to believe.

For more information, visit www.SapphireHMS.com.

The mission of Vocera is to simplify and improve the lives of healthcare professionals and patients, while enabling hospitals to enhance quality of care and operational efficiency. In 2000, when the company was founded, we began to forever change the way care teams communicate. Today, Vocera continues to offer the leading platform for clinical communication and workflow.

More than 1,400 hospitals and health systems around the world have selected our solutions to enable care teams to text securely using smartphones or make calls with our hands-free, wearable Vocera Badge. Interoperability between our platform and more than 120 clinical systems helps reduce alarm fatigue and speed up staff response times to improve patient care, safety, and experience, and foster caregiver resiliency. Vocera (NYSE: VCRA) is publicly traded with the resources and fortitude to help ensure your success with our solutions over the long term. In 2017, Vocera made the list of Forbes 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America.

Learn more at www.vocera.com, and follow @VoceraComm on Twitter.
HIMSS-Elsevier Awards Sponsor:
Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles, and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com.

Elsevier’s Clinical Solutions provide clinicians with current, trusted and evidence-based care guidance such as the patient centred Elsevier Order Sets, Care Planning solutions and well as Patient Education which integrate seamlessly into the Hospital Electronic Medical Record Systems. These Clinical Decision Support solutions help your organisation to drive adoption of evidence-based practice hence decrease variability in care giving and improve patient safety and outcomes; they promote coordinated care across the continuum and support you to achieve regulatory and compliance goals as well as accreditations such as HIMSS and JCI.

Bronze Sponsors:

EIZO, which means image in Japanese, is a visual technology company that develops and manufactures high-end display solutions for business, graphics, gaming, medicine, maritime, air traffic control, and other fields. EIZO’s RadiForce series offers monitors and quality control software for diagnosis, mammography, multi-modality, and other uses. Headquartered in Hakusan, Japan, EIZO has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, Germany, and the US, and representation in more than 80 countries.

For more information, visit www.eizo.com.sa.



FMS was founded in 1973 as the healthcare-focused division of Al Faisaliah Group’s healthcare business. In 1993, FMS was established as an independent company, It manages a broad portfolio of partners and products, allowing it to deliver complex, integrated, single-source healthcare equipment solutions to the largest healthcare providers in the region.


FUJIFILM is using leading - edge, proprietary technology to provide top quality products and services that contribute to the advancement of culture, science, technology, and industry as well as improved health and environmental protection in society, our overarching aim is to help enhance the quality of life of people worldwide.

Our IT portfolio covers all Hospital requirements with a top class specialized modules for Surgery, radiologist such as: PACS/ Surgeon, radiology, cardiology advanced 3D / RIS/ VNA, patient portals.etc

Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) has developed the most widely-used and physician-preferred medical terminology service for electronic health record systems. Currently used by more than 3,800 hospitals and 500,000 providers daily, IMO's clinical interface terminology service is the foundational basis for healthcare enterprise needs including clinical documentation, problem list management, patient care management, revenue cycle management, clinical decision support, regulatory compliance, data analytics and machine learning/AI. Clinicians can quickly build problem lists and order procedures without having to find and select the correct codes all while accurately documenting the encounter and capturing true clinical intent. Over 460,000 clinician-friendly terms are seamlessly mapped to reference and reimbursement coding systems including SNOMED CT®, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, RxNORM®, CPT®, LOINC®, DSM-IV® and DSM-5®.

Imprivata®, the healthcare IT security company, provides healthcare organizations globally with a security and identity platform that delivers ubiquitous access, positive identity management, and multifactor authentication. Imprivata enables healthcare securely by establishing trust between people, technology, and information to address critical compliance and security challenges while improving productivity and the patient experience.

At HIMSS Saudi Arabia, Imprivata will be showcasing its range of healthcare security solutions For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com.

Solve.Care is a global Blockchain platform and ecosystem for coordination, administration and payments of healthcare. Solve.Care platform is designed to enable insurance companies, government agencies, hospitals, physician practices, pharmacies and employers to design care networks that engage all their stakeholders. Solve.Care is launching a number of ground breaking innovations including Care.Wallet, Care.Card, Care.Coin, and Care.Protocol to decentralize processes and delegate authority.

Event Marketing Sponsor:

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We are mainly focused into Events Management, Direct Marketing, Creative Design & Production, Media Planning, Experiential Marketing and Outsourcing, yet our portfolio has a wide range of services that are designed to fit all your marketing needs.

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Hearst Health Middle East offers independent, unbiased, and evidence-based care guidance solutions for supporting safe medication decisions, driving high-quality clinical performance, and developing and implementing informed care strategies.

Hearst Health Middle East solutions include FDB MedKnowledge, ZynxOrder, ZynxCare, MCG Indicia and MCG Cite.

FDB Medknowledge provides the latest clinical and commercial information on registered drugs from the GCC. The FDB drug database integrates into clinical workflow to provide active medication clinical decision support at the point of care, enabling real-time alerts and warnings that help to reduce prescribing errors.

ZynxOrder is a market leading evidence-based order set solution that integrates into the hospital electronic medical record system to guide clinical performance in-line with current best practice and evidence. ZynxOrder helps to standardize the quality of care patients receive - improving patient outcomes, improving drug prescribing choices and decreasing inappropriate testing.

MCG helps healthcare organizations implement informed care strategies that proactively and efficiently move patients toward health. Care guidelines from MCG provide fast access to evidence-based best practices and care-planning tools across the continuum of care, supporting clinical decision-making and documentation as well as enabling efficient transitions between care settings.

Hearst Health Middle East customers include a wide range of healthcare providers, payers, government health authorities and medical software vendors.

For more information, visit www.HearstHealthInternational.ae.

The Saudi food and drug authority (SFDA) was established under the council of ministers resolution on (1) dated 07/01/1424 H , as an independent body corporate that directly reports to the president of council of ministers. the authority objective is to ensure safety of food and drug for human and animal, and safety of biological and chemical substance as well as electronic, the main purpose of the SFDA establishment is to regulate, oversee and control food, drug , medical devices as well as to set mandatory standard specifications thereof, whether they are imported or locally manufactured. the control and/or testing activities can be conducted charge of consumers awareness on all matters to food, drug and medical devices and all other product and supplies.