H Stephen Lieber
Abu Dhabi to host mobile health summit
Abu Dhabi, May 12, 2014
Public and private sector healthcare professionals will gather in Abu Dhabi later this month for the region’s inaugural mHealth Summit that will address the application of Middle East-specific mobile and personal connected health strategies.
Taking place on May 28 and 29 at the Hilton Capital Grande, the mHealth Summit Middle East is organised by HIMSS Middle East in partnership with the Personal Connected Health Alliance, Continua Health Alliance and Health Authority– Abu Dhabi (HAAD),
The schedule will feature a varied programme of interactive sessions covering topics such as market development, as well as opportunities to learn about approaches to mhealth around the globe in areas such as chronic disease and regulation. It will also offer special training sessions, networking, and an mhealth in action showcase.
“The debut of the mHealth Summit Middle East comes at a time when healthcare in the region is undergoing significant change and development across the board, and with issues such as the MERS virus making international headlines yet again, this is also a timely platform for healthcare specialists and thought leaders to demonstrate the potential for mHealth applications in addressing both serious chronic and contagious diseases,” said H Stephen Lieber, president & CEO, HIMSS Worldwide, a cause-based not-for-profit global enterprise that produces health IT thought leadership around the world.
“Engaging patients and wellness-focused consumers is imperative if mHealth is to become a go-to resource for the general public as well as the healthcare community,” Lieber continued.
“We and are seeing the implementation of the first generation of market-ready, game-based projects and the Middle East is ready to embrace and deploy this exciting new wave of opportunity, which will be especially useful when combating the prevalence of lifestyle illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service