About 4th Middle East Conference on Healthcare Informatics

The forthcoming conference is planned to hold based on regional priorities on health informatics discipline from policy to practice. In refer to our past successes and failures, we have tried to enhance the quality of the MEAHI Health Informatics Conference Brand in the region.  The theme of the 4th MEAHI conference is “Applied Health Informatics: A Regional Trend or Priority “. During a pre-conference day, and a 2-day conference, delegates will hear from distinguished speakers from the region and around the world with the opportunity to discuss specific issues in breakout sessions.

The fourth MEAHI conference will take place on 22-24 April 2013, Hotel Crowne Plaza Deira, Dubai, UAE, in collaboration with reputed national, regional, and international authorities , organizations , and institutes such as IMIA, UAEU-UAE, IrMIA-Iran, BMH-Malaysia, HSC-Kuwait, AUB-Lebanon, Khalifa University-UAE, HDF-Lebanon and SAHI-KSA.The official language of the conference is English.

The 4th conference structure would be as the following:

A 3-day conference which starts with a pre-conference day , and follows with a 2-day conference ;

  • The pre-conference day​​​​​ will focus on basic & advanced learning needs of regional healthcare & heath informatics professionals to be presented and discussed through Hands-on Workshops, and Tutorial Lectures concerning the conference theme and topics. A welcome reception could be arranged in the evening of the Pre-Conference day ;
  • The 2-day conference​​​ will have morning and afternoon sessions in different tracks and topics in form of Keynote Address , Plenary Lectures , Panels , Oral Presentations , Poster Presentations , and Innovative Software Applications’ Demonstrations ( through the conference exhibition ) including( but not limited to ) :

1- From E-Health Policy to Practice :

  • The roles of different stakeholders( Governments , Academia , Industry , UN agencies , NGOs , Individual professionals ),  & the necessity for initiatives on Harmonization in the region ;
  • Hurdles , and success factors ;
  • Best practices ;
  • Ethical issues & Legal frameworks ;
  • Adoption issues ;
  • Impact and Economic Value of E-Health Deployment;
  • Professionalism, and recognition.

2- Health Informatics Education & Research :

  • Capacity Building & Regional Portfolio of Health Informatics Educational programs ;
  • Regional Health Informatics Educational Programs Accreditation process and issues ;
  • Vocational and on-job training on Health Informatics in the region ;
  • Hot-topics on Regional Health Informatics Researches ;
  • Priorities for researches on applied Biomedical & Health Informatics in the region ;
  • Regional Health Informatics Education and Research hub, the necessity for intra-regional synergy.

3- Public Health Informatics :
 

  • Ubiquitous care , from theory to practice ;
  • National Registries in the region  ;
  • Health Data & Information Exchange ;
  • Nationwide Electronic Health Record , from inception to deployment ;
  • Personal & Consumer Health Informatics , the Role of social networking media ;
  • Telemedicine applications , hurdles for deployment ;
  • Geographical Information Systems Applications in health services quality improvement ;
  • Required & Recommended Specific Technical Standards.

4- Clinical Informatics :
 

  • Management of Patient Information, Electronic Medical Record Systems ,  best practices ;
  • Clinically Driven Hospital Information Systems ;
  • Mobile health applications and priorities ;
  • Patient Safety & Medical errors ;
  • Required & Recommended Specific Technical Standards.

5- Nursing Informatics :
 

  • MEAHI-NI initiatives , the way ahead ;
  • From bed-side monitoring to home care best practices ;
  • Required & Recommended Specific Technical Standards ;

6- Health Informatics Systems Deployment :
 

  • Interoperability : Process , Semantic , Technical ;
  • Open Source Applications : benefits & barriers ;
  • Socio-technical issues from design phase to deployment stage ;
  • Lessons learned on successful & failed deployments in the region ;
  • Best known methodologies to secure the Deployment Success ;
  • Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security issues ;
  • Evaluations ;
  • Post-Deployment Surveillance ;
  • Required & Recommended Specific Technical Standards.

7- Advances in Health Informatics :
 

  • Biomedical & Health Data mining , intelligent inferences , and analytical decision making in healthcare settings  ;
  • BIG DATA & Translational Biomedical Informatics : From Genome Data to Bed Practice Decisions ;
  • Biomedical & health Knowledge representation & Ontologies ;
  • Image and signal processing ;
  • Voice Recognition
  • Handwriting Recognition
  • Biometrics
  • Cloud Computing.

Dr.Ramin Moghaddam, Conference Chair



Last updated on December 15 2012