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.

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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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.

Silver Sponsors:

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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.
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.

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.

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.

Event Marketing Sponsor:

We are thinkers, executors and consultants. We help you design, execute and manage your marketing campaigns to build your brand and increase your reach, which will bring your desired return on investment, both in the short and long terms. Whether your project is as simple as reaching your audience with SMS's or as large and complicated as running a full, wide & ongoing marketing campaign, your needs can be met at our premises.

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.

For more informati
on, visit http://marcomarabia.com.


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.