Event overview

Attend this webinar by Cerner on 16 February, 2022 to discover how healthcare IT (HIT) can improve operation and research in academic hospitals in Saudi Arabia.

With the penetration of technology within the healthcare industry, there has been a sizable and discernible transformation. Technology has put the consumer/patient at the center of the healthcare ecosystem.


It is undeniable that utilizing technology, such as data analytics, AI, VR, haptics and robotics - in healthcare has made a significant impact in the healthcare industry in more ways than one. It helps to reduce healthcare costs, ease workflows, better optimize supply chains and improve patient care, to name a few.


HIT is regarded as one of the core prerequisites in building a holistic and efficient healthcare environment. Academic Medical Centers (more frequently known as University Hospitals) have integrated digital healthcare technologies to not only offer efficient patient care, but also provide improved medical education and research.

Additionally, HIT plays a pivotal role in improving the overall clinical practice. Integrating HIT provides clinicians with real-time data that helps in making informed decisions, enhances the efficiency of the patient’s healthcare experience; and supports to improve the healthcare delivery of administrative processes.

Join the webinar on 16 February, 2022 to gain insights from international and regional healthcare experts on how HIT helps achieve multiple goals - improved patient care safety, reduced medical errors and operational cost, increased patient satisfaction and enhanced quality of healthcare delivery.

Benefits of attending

  • Interact with industry experts and build your network
  • Expand your learning goals and gain insights
  • Discover nuances on the transformational role HIT plays within academic hospitals

Webinar agenda

HIT to improve operation and research in academic hospitals in Saudi Arabia

KSA time Duration Agenda
12:30 – 12:40pm 10 mins Event Kick Off
Ali Slimani
Director and general manager, Cerner, Middle East & Africa
12:40 – 1:10pm 30 mins The role of electronic health records in academic hospitals
Dr Paul Altmann
Chief Clinical Information Officer and Consultant Nephrologist Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Moderator: Ali Slimani
Director and general manager, Cerner, Middle East & Africa
1.10 - 1.50pm 40 mins Joint presentations - Digitization of the healthcare sector - opportunities to scale digital health while addressing key issues
Topic: How data and analytics support clinical decision and research in university hospitals
Dr Meshari Alwazae, Ph.D.
Vice chairman of computational sciences, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
Topic: Utilizing EMR data to advance our practice: a real-world experience
Dr Reem Alkhalefah, MBBS, FRCPC, FAAP, MSc
Associate professor - Pediatric Endocrinology, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Topic: A journey in healthcare services and policy making - lessons learned
Dr Ibrahim Almaghlouth, MBBS, MSc, AmBIM, FRCPC, FACR
Assistant professor - Rheumatology Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Director of college of medicine research centre, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Director of research registries database (CAISIS), King Saud University Medical City, Saudi Arabia
Moderator:
Dr Samar Binkheder, M.S., PH.D.
Assistant Professor - Medical Informatics & eLearning Unit (MIELU), Medical Education Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University
1.50 - 2.20pm 30 mins Panel discussion - The role of the chief medical information officer
Dr Ali Albarrak
General Director assistant for health affairs, Health Services, ministry of defense, Chair Executive Committee for Rabet
Dr Abdullah AlTurki
Chief medical informatics officer, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
Moderator:
Prof. Amr A. Jamal, MD, SBFM ABFM, MRCGP, BMI, CPHIMS
Professor and consultant, family physician & clinical informatician,
chairman of family & community medicine department,
supervisor of evidence-based health care & knowledge translation research chair, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
2.20 - 2.30pm 10 mins Closing remarks
Ali Slimani
Director and general manager, Cerner, Middle East & Africa

Agenda might have few modifications on the day of the event.

Featured speakers

Dr Meshari Alwazae, Ph.D.

Vice Chairman of Computational Sciences, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Saudi Arabia

Dr Reem Alkhalefah, MBBS, FRCPC, FAAP, MSc

Associate Professor - Pediatric Endocrinology, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Dr Ibrahim Almaghlouth, MBBS, MSc, AmBIM, FRCPC, FACR

Assistant Professor - Rheumatology Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabi, Director of College of Medicine Research Centre, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia Director of Research Registries Database (CAISIS), King Saud University Medical City, Saudi Arabia

Dr Ali Albarrak

General Director Assistant for Health Affairs, Health Services, Ministry of Defense, Chair Executive Committee for Rabet

Dr Abdullah AlTurki

Chief Medical Informatics Officer, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Amr A. Jamal, MD, SBFM ABFM, MRCGP, BMI, CPHIMS

Professor and Consultant, Family Physician & Clinical Informatician,
Chairman of Family & Community Medicine Department,
Supervisor of Evidence-Based Health Care & Knowledge Translation Research Chair,
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Dr Paul Altmann

MD, FRCP – Chief Clinical Information Officer and Consultant Nephrologist, Oxford University Hospitals

Ali Slimani

Director and general manager, Cerner, Middle East & Africa

Scientific committee and webinar moderators

Dr Ranyah N. Aldekhyyel, MHI, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Health Informatics, Medical Informatics Unit, Medical Education Department
College of Medicine, King Saud University

Prof. Amr A. Jamal, MD, SBFM ABFM, MRCGP, BMI, CPHIMS

Professor and Consultant, Family Physician & Clinical Informatician,
Chairman of Family & Community Medicine Department,
Supervisor of Evidence-Based Health Care & Knowledge Translation Research Chair,
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Dr Samar Binkheder, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at Medical Informatics & eLearning Unit (MIELU), Medical Education Department, College of Medicine
King Saud University

Dr Suliman Alomran , M.S, Ph.D.

Faculty, Medical Informatics Unit, Medical Education Department
College of Medicine, King Saud University

Target audience

Engage in a conversation with experts - we are extending this invitation to senior professionals representing the following departments/designations in Saudi Arabia -

C-level executives

Medical directors

Director of research

Director of innovation

Quality improvement and patient safety

Healthcare technology development

Clinical excellence

Strategy and transformation officers

VP of information technology

Head - telemedicine

Director of digital health department

Healthcare intelligence and informatics officer

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