First HIMSS event to be held in Qatar
December 06 2017 01:45 AM
Dr Khalid Alyafei
Dr Khalid Alyafei

Sidra Medicine, a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development and Qatar’s new hospital for children, young people, and women will be taking part in the HIMSS Qatar Educational Conference and Health IT Exhibition.
HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Chicago.Taking place in Doha from tomorrow, the three-day event will focus on improving healthcare provision through information technology.  It is being jointly organised by HIMSS Middle East and Hamad Medical Corporation in partnership with Sidra Medicine and Primary Healthcare Corporation, under the patronage of the Ministry of Public Health.
Sidra Medicine will also be the recipient of a HIMSS 6 certificate during a separate ceremony tomorrow. This is following its official designation as a HIMSS Analytics EMRAM  6 facility earlier this year. The Sidra Medicine Outpatient Clinic earned the recognition for using electronic medical records and other supporting technologies to enhance the quality of care provided to patients and families.
“This is the first time a HIMSS event is being held in Qatar, as a testament to the massive national healthcare system transformation that is underway in the country,” said Dr Khalid Alyafei, chief, Medical Informatics at Sidra Medicine.
Sidra Medicine speakers will discuss topics ranging from clinical informatics to disruptions in innovation.
In addition to Dr Alyafei, who will be discussing the challenges in Electronic Medical Record implementations, Sidra Medicine speakers include Dr Deepak Kaura, executive chair, Foundation Medical Services and Dr Avez Rizvi, acting  vice chief, Medical Informatics who will discuss better patient care solutions.
Sidra Medicine is at the forefront of developing customised applications to deal with the specific needs of its patients, significantly improving patient experience. Most recently, Sidra Medicine teams implemented the Whitespace Demand and Capacity Model and Scorecard apps which help reduce appointment wait times and improve doctor compliance with best practice protocols respectively. This is in addition to the launch of its Saffara application to help reduce wait times at its four pharmacies.

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