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Event Overview

The healthcare industry globally is undergoing a major overhaul with technology as the key driving force. The impact of technology in the healthcare industry has been tremendous; implementing technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, 3D printing and data analytics, amongst others not only deliver efficient healthcare systems, improve patient care and fasten hospital processes but also it plays a pivotal role in ensuring the healthcare journey is a cost effective one.

The healthtech industry is pitted to be the next big industry with immense potential for growth in the Middle East and it is against this backdrop DigiHealth Middle East will be held virtually on 22 and 23 March 2021. Across two-days, senior policy makers, leading industry practitioners, technology innovators will deep dive into the nuances of the healthtech industry, the growing acceptance of telemedicine, and the future of technology-enabled healthcare measures.

Attendee Breakdown

Event Agenda

DigiHealth Middle East conference program agenda will cover a multitude of topics focusing on the technological advancement in the healthcare sector and the opportunities, growth and challenges arisen. Some of the key topics that will be touched upon by experts are -

  •    Evolution of the healthtech landscape in the Middle East
  •    Healthcare innovations and their impact on patient safety
  •    Importance of big data in healthcare
  •    Role of VR, Haptics and Robotics in healthcare
  •    Leveraging technology to predict, prevent and manage future pandemics


Dr. Kalthoom Albalooshi

Hospitals Department Director, Ministry of Health and Prevention, UAE

Prof. Eyal Zimlichman

Deputy Director General, Chief Medical Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Center, Israel

Dr. Shweta Uppal, FCAP, FASCP

Chair of the Laboratory Services, UEMS

Dr. Jenny Mariam John

Healthcare Development Officer, Dubai Health Authority

Majed Kaddoumi

President Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Medtronic

Himanshu Puri

Healthcare Digitalization Specialist – Applications Manager, Ministry of Presidential Affairs (H.H The President Initiative Hospitals)

Dr Jean Marc Gauer

CEO, RAK Hospital

Amer Salha

Director of Medical Equipment & Planning Hospital Administration, American Hospital Dubai

Wes Wright

Chief Technology Officer, Imprivata

Aliasgar Bohari

Senior Director Technology, Zulekha Hospital

Dalip Kumar Chopra

President, Foundation of Healthcare and Wellness Promotion, India

Dr Taghreed Justina

Regional Director IT Services, Technology & Health Informatics | Asst. Professor and Program Director for Health Informatics, Western Regionm, Ministry of National Guard, Health Affairs, KSA

Jaleel B Rahiman

Information Technology Director, Prime Healthcare Group LLC

Dr Jassim Haji

President, Artificial Intelligence Society Bahrain

Dr Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

President, eHealth Development Association (eHDA), Jordan

Julie Courty

Business Developer Monitoring, IT & Systems MEA, Dräger

Shehzad Jamal

Partner (Healthcare and Education), Knight Frank

Wafeeq Ajoor, SMIEEE

Executive IT Advisor, National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA), Bahrain

Mansoor Ahmed

Director | Research & Advisory, Healthcare, Education & PPP, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Colliers

Benjamin Kanter, MD, FCCP

Chief Medical Information Officer , Vocera

Dr Vijay Magon

Managing Director, CCube Solutions

Zulfiqar Shaikh

Chief Operating Officer, Al Borg Medical Laboratories

Dr. MD Haroon

Health Informatics Specialist, Ahmadi Hospital, KOC, Kuwait

Andy Wilcox

Head of International Product Marketing, Imprivata

Dr. Hamzeh J. Awad, PhD

A/Professor - Health Science, Higher College of Technology, Abu Dhabi

Dr Haya Alkhatlan

Assistant Professor, Medical Records Department, College of Health Sciences, The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), Kuwait


Strategy & Organizational Transformation Advisor | Digital Health and Innovation Consultant


eLearning Specialist-College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain

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