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Event overview

The MENA DIGIHEALTH forum will bring together thought leaders from healthcare sector. These leaders will be from both public and private healthcare entities which includes health ministries, private healthcare institutions, digital health experts, researchers and government bodies to share their knowledge and highlight the need for digital health in challenging times. The main objective is of having a “Digital Transformation” day to day life securing future with best of the best healthcare system.

The two-day summit will host more than 20 speakers and attract over 100+ senior healthcare experts representing the government, hospitals, and universities from the MENA region to exchange ideas around best practices on a variety of strategic and operational topics on technologies such as AI, IoT, Intelligent Automation, Hybrid Cloud, Telehealth, Health Informatics, Patient Experience, AR/VR, 3D printing and much more, not only delivering an efficient healthcare system but also effectively improving patient experience. This also helps in speeding up the hospital processes while still being cost effective in the healthcare space.


Dynamics of the healthcare industry in the MENA region
Patient experience: The great leap
Sustainable telemedicine – The big healthcare opportunity during a pandemic and beyond
Technological disruptions to remote healthcare
Cybersecurity in healthcare
Role of Intelligent Automation in Healthcare
Smart wearables on the forefront of the digitization of the healthcare sector
Establishing a sustainable ecosystem for home care


Knowledgeable Sessions

Opportunity to learn from the global leaders in healthcare sector on the best practices to achieve in the digital transformation fast-paced digital world. Connect with world class solution providers about their solutions and advanced level Health care options.

Tech Driven Use-cases

With emerging technologies and new innovations learn from the Industry leaders in the field of Digital Healthcare.

Product Display

This unique platform on helping business and organizations to adapt next level of digital solution in the field of Healthcare with opportunity to showcase their new innovative solutions.

Brainstorming Discussions

Right platform to express and learn new ideas in form of panel discussion with some of the thoughtful leaders in digital healthcare space. Our panel discussions include senior leaders from renowned organizations to explore new possibilities.

One-On-One Meetings

Get involved with in-depth discussions with top-class solution providers from Digital Healthcare and share your specific business requirements and challenges directly with the experts.

Private Networking Lounge

One of the best options to network and consult with the experts across individually without any distraction and get focus on your business pain points and the solution requirements.


Who will attend?

  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs
  • Government Authorities
  • Finance and Investment
  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Medical Equipment &
  • Device Manufacturers
  • Healthcare Technology Providers
  • Health Insurers
  • Healthcare Developers
  • Medical Practitioners
  • Research Organisations

Job Titles:

  • Minister/Secretary/Principal
  • Advisor/Dy. Director General
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Chief Innovation/Technology/Digital Officer
  • Chief Data Officer/Operating/Experience Officer
  • VP/Heads of Innovation/Information Technology
  • Directors of Cloud
  • Investment Heads
  • Heads of Public Health/Operations/Planning
  • Heads of Health Informatics
  • Medical Advisor/Officers
  • Quality Assurance/management/improvement managers
  • Department Heads/Nurse Managers

Sponsor Categories:

  • Healthcare Technology Infrastructure
  • Clinical Document Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Decision Support Services
  • Diagnostics and Monitoring/Digital Imaging
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • ePrescribing Solutions
  • Hospital Operational Efficiency
  • Mobile Healthcare
  • AI / Big Data/Blockchain/Predictive Analytics 
  • Intelligent Systems/Remote Monitoring
  • Telemedicine Solutions
  • Wearables and IOT/Web – Internet Solutions
  • Training and Education/Healthcare Consultancy Services


Sponsors & Partners

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Dr. Mazin Gadir

Dr. Mazin Gadir is an External Advisor for healthcare government ministries and authorities with responsibility for Health and Digital strategy development, implementation, execution and Transformation. 

Moreover, Dr. Mazin Gadir is the Director of Partnerships, Client Relationships and Bid Management at IQVIA Payer Provider Government Group. Currently, he is working on a Post Doctorate research on Value Based Care and Digital Health Transformation in collaboration with the University of North Florida and Angel Kids Pediatrics. This program is part of CMS Transforming Clinical Practice initiative TCPi.

Prior to joining, Dr Mazin was a Senior Consultant at Dubai Health Authority, Organizational Transformation Office. Dr Mazin Gadir also worked in Healthcare Transformation Strategy and Digital Health Innovation at several companies, including PriceWaterhouse Coopers PwC, Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services Co. SEHA and Cerner Limited accumulating 19 years of experience in the field of Healthcare, innovation and transformation. Notable is his 19 years as a management consultant his depth of experience covered many global organizations in the UK, France, UAE, KSA, GCC, Australia, India and the USA.

Dr. Khulood Mohamed Alsayegh

Khulood Alsayegh, MD, is an accomplished healthcare leader, qualified at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Harvard Medical school, Boston. She has over 14 years of clinical experience in Europe and the United Arab Emirates. Two-time winner of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Awards. Participated as a speaker in multiple local and international conferences including WorldExpo2020. Currently leading the ongoing development of clinical standards for application to both private and public sectors across the emirate of Dubai as Head of Clinical Standards and Guidelines with Dubai Health Authority.     

Key Expertise:     

·Healthcare regulation which includes the ongoing development of clinical standards with a focus on delivering service excellence, consultancy and stakeholder engagement.  

·Telehealth regulation which includes the ongoing development of telehealth standards, telehealth guidelines, training healthcare providers and reviewing new requests. Worked on the establishment of the very first telehealth governmental platform “Doctor for Every Citizen” in Dubai Health Authority, which was used extensively during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

·Consultant Family Physician with subspecialization in Diabetes.  

Prof. Michael Miller

Michael is a member of the WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group (DHTAG) Roster of Experts and a respected international consultant in eHealth, digital transformation, telemedicine strategy, and programme management. He has worked on the largest eHealth programmes worldwide, including NHS England, Supreme Council of Health – Qatar, Queensland Health – Australia, the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia, Singapore, China, pan European, Samoa, and the Philippines. He recently been appointed as an Advisor to the Australian Digital Health Agency. Michael’s current research in chronic disease via his company, Care Innovations Corporation, represents a significant step forward in cost-effective, high-quality care.

Hana Ibrahim Abu Sharib

Hana is a bachelor of nursing science from University of Sharjah and Masters in Public Health from Hamdan Bin Mohammad Smart university. Some of her top skills have been mentioned below: · EMR integration -Data Mapping -analysis · Reports built based on clinical operation aiming pt. outcomes · Dashboard design-data definition · Training –Adult learning concepts-Presentation skills She has a rich experience in Inpatient and Ambulatory settings in health care services in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi-UAE. Some of the prestigious achievements of Hana: Healthcare management – Macmaster University 2004 BLS instructor 2015 (TIGER) Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform – certification 10 by 10 Informatics course She is also actively involved in the below mentioned Work activities and Committees : Chair of Nursing Informatics Practice committee –SEHA corporate UAE chapter lead in IMIA SIG NI 2020 UAE representative in Tiger international group 2020 Member of Nursing Practice Oversight Committee 2020 Member of SEHA Coding Steering Committee 2021 Member of Nursing informatics in the Middle East Steering Committee.

Eyal Zimlichman

Prof. Zimlichman has served on several advisory committees commissioned by the Office of the National Coordinator for health information technology at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is chairing as well as participating in several committees at Israel’s Ministry of Health.

He is also a founding member of the International Academy for Quality and Patient Safety. Prof. Zimlichman is the founder and director of Sheba’s ARC innovation program, which aims to redesign healthcare through digital health solutions by 2030. He is board-certified in internal medicine, completed a degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and has earned his MD at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Dr. Osama ElHassan

Dr. Osama Elhassan is the Vice President of UAE Health Informatics Society and a co-founder & the coordinator of the GCC Taskforce on Workforce Development in Digital Healthcare (ZIMAM). He is an elected member of several regional and international boards such as the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth (ISfteH), the Middle East and North Africa Health Informatics Society and the Roaster of Healthcare IT Experts at World Health Organization. He contributes to academia through his adjunct lecturer role at the Higher Colleges of Technology. He also serves as a Health Informatics specialist at Dubai Health Authority.   Dr Elhassan obtained a PhD in Software Engineering from University of Leicester and an MSc in Advanced Computing from Imperial College in UK. Throughout his 15-year journey in the digital health domain, Dr Elhassan gained profound experience in fields of Health Informatics,  eHealth workforce development, Health Information Governance and Tele-Health. 

Dr. Hamzeh Awad

Dr. Hamzeh Awad has completed his PhD at the age of 30 from School of Medicine at the University of Munich, Germany with specialty in Health Informatics and Rehabilitation. Dr. Hamzeh worked in Healthcare Clinical Operation and System, Planning and Development, Disability, Rehabilitation, Diabetes, and eHealth services in different countries such as Germany, Belgium, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UK and UAE. Further, he was appointed as a Researcher at WHO centre in Munich, Researcher at University Hospital of Technical University of Dresden, Germany. Dr. Awad, was appointed as Assistant Prof. at King Saud University in Riyadh, and Research and Clinical programs Development Manager at Prince Sultan Rehabilitation City, KSA. Further, Dr. Awad, was appointed as “Associate Professor” in Health Science Department at Al Khawarizmi International College (KIC) in Abu Dhabi and Adjunct Faculty member in Public Health Department, Abu Dhabi University, UAE and senior eHealth consultant in Belgium. Dr. Hamzeh Awad currently serves as the Health Informatics research Chair at the Higher College of Technology. He has several publications in ISI journals and chapters in Books and keynote speaker in several international conferences. He has several international collaborations with different research groups in Health Science Education Technology, Rehabilitation, Diabetes, Health Information Technology, Health Management and Digital Health and Telehealth.

Dr. Sana Farid

A celebrated pioneer in Extended Reality (XR) and Ai in Healthcare, Dr. Sana Farid has been named one of the top 100 voices in XR worldwide. She pioneered the establishment of Immersive Technology-based programs for pediatrics, the critically ill, and special needs. When she’s not pushing the boundaries of innovation as a surgeon, author, and public speaker, Dr. Sana is making waves in the field of immersive technologies. Her instrumental contribution includes creating guidelines for the XR industry and designing implementation strategies, while also defining standards for the safe use of XR. She’s one of those rare folks who can talk about the future and technology while also being a master of empathy and compassion. Dr. Sana is always prepared to dazzle and delight you with creative insights.

Dr. Mouhamad Ghyath Jamil

Dr. Mouhamad Ghyath Jamil graduated from Aleppo University, Syria. After finishing his residency in internal medicine at University of North Dakota, he joined the university as an associate professor. Dr. Jamil finished his fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care and sleep Medicine at George Washington University.  He is Board certified in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep medicine.  He is currently a consultant in Pulmonary, Critical Care and sleep Medicine at King Faisal Hospital and Research Center. He is the medical director of Tele-ICU program; previous Chairman, Saudi Sleep Medicine Group (SSMG) Previous chairman and director of home mechanical ventilation program, King Faisal Hospital specialty hospital and research Center. He is an active member of many societies including American Colleague of Chest Physician, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Sleep Medicine, Saudi Society of Critical Care and Saudi Thoracic Society. He has a major interest in E-health; he established the first Tele-ICU program in Middle East.

Amr Metwally

Amr Metwally is a Strategic & Operational Leader for Business Change, Growth, and Performance Improvement with 20 years of experience in program portfolio management, Healthcare planning & Design, Strategy, Operation, and business transformation initiatives.  Amr M. joined Hamad Medical Corporation back to 2010, and ever since he have held several Executive Managerial positions, began with “Program Portfolio Manager” where he led and delivered multi-size projects with a total value exceeds 2.4 Billion USD, He also supported the start-up of several clinical Business units as Home Care, Nursing Homes, Dementia Unit, Medical Education, Robotic Surgery and Communicable Diseases Center. 

Amr now designated as Assistant Executive Director in “ITQAN Clinical Simulation and Innovation Center” One of the world’s largest simulation centers.  

Amr is Co-founder of his start-up QWELL, the first lifestyle Eco-system tailored for Elderly in Middle East, starting in EGYPT and currently in preparation to expand regionally, his startup provides a portfolio of services tailored for Elderly and Seniors across Egypt, and soon to other countries.

Asiya Sheikh

Asiya serves as Health Informatics Specialist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center. In this role, she is working towards a digitalized healthcare environment, bringing sets of challenges and innovative solutions and supporting complex schemes of interconnections between different parties. Additionally, she oversees the Operational and Project Management functions of the Health Informatics Section. Her experience also embraces Patient Safety & Quality Inspector. She serves as the Chair for PMOGA Healthcare Strategic Community Executive and as Executive Board Member for PMOGA KSA HUB.

Dr. Poonam Gupta

Experienced Physician, Instructor, and certified professional in Healthcare Quality with broad experience guiding clinical and administrative systems. Expert in quality improvement, quality assurance, training programs, and professional advancement strategies backed by a career in Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Keen communication skills both as a publisher of researched, peer-reviewed articles and as an editor of journals. Earned several awards for Patient Safety & Quality improvement. 

Ahmad Awada

Digital healthcare transformation enthusiast with focus on population health management, business challenges and technology empowerment. Heading virtual health in Mediclinic Middle East to bridge the virtual and physical worlds of healthcare. 

Ex CTO for Mobile Doctors 24-7 and TruDoc 24×7. Developed the digital healthcare platforms and technologies for TruDoc 24×7 app, EMR and Virtual Clinic.   

17 years of experience in IT projects and agile software development, created multiple research and development units in healthcare to deliver systems for telemedicine, telemonitoring, appointment booking, disease management and mobile apps.

Ahmed Safwat

Originally, I am a consultant neonatologist with about 22 years of experience in healthcare with Strong academic and practical background regarding standards development and validation, clinical governance, organizational analysis, strategic leadership, performance improvement, change management and accreditation design & support. 

At present: Board member of the Egyptian General Authority For Healthcare Accreditation & Regulation (GAHAR). (GAHAR) is the highest Independent National body which is responsible for developing the national healthcare standards and ensuring compliance of all healthcare facilities with them. (GAHAR). Deputy Chairman of the Supreme National Committee for Healthcare Standards’ development and update. This Committee is the technical arm of GAHAR to develop the Egyptian healthcare standards for all healthcare services at all levels of care.  Member of the Egyptian National Committee for the national Clinical Governance Program. Advisor of the National Saudi clinical excellence program. International Healthcare quality and Clinical governance advisor.

Edward Fraser

With 5+ years board, CEO, and Csuite experience and Global partnerships and recent developments in governance, advisory, digital, training and mining. A global Leader in FinTech, EdTech, and MedTech with 13k students finance students, global integrated health records and self-care product, and digital course publisher. He has led 6 business start-ups and financial turn arounds in public, private and digital space.

His Current partnerships / investment focus areas in GCC:

  1. Corporate governance, advisory and training.
  2. Health service reform and redesign including public health and medtech in the PHM and wellness space.
  3. Board, Csuite and Director advisory and training
  4. Tourism infrastructure
  5. Digital strategy incident, PM and planning
  6. Finance and Banking in GCC with over 13,000 students and growing.

Piyush Bhan

Piyush Bhan is an intellect equipped with business, technical, product and software experience of over a decade. With his high entrepreneurial spirit, he has helped multiple companies to set up, run, grow and scale up their operations in India & abroad. Currently working with Salucro, he has launched their business in India and created the product-market fit for the Indian market. His thought leadership in the Healthcare industry is exceptional and aligns well with the vision of Salucro i.e., ‘to provide smooth and secure patient payment solutions and experience’. 

With Salucro his aim is to revolutionize the payment ecosystem by bringing in the ease of making payments using multiple payment options for patients and at the same time make it technologically and operationally efficient for Hospitals to receive and reconcile their payment receivables. With over 800+ live customer sites in USA, India, UAE, Canada and UK, Salucro is on the mission to automate payment processes at all Healthcare related organizations including hospitals and pharmacies, to enrich patients’ experience. 

Using Salucro, Piyush Bhan wants to help all healthcare systems and providers across the globe from giant conglomerates to Grassroot level dispensaries to utilize the best payment systems to automate their payment systems and generate a seamless payment experience for patients.

Dr. MD Haroon

Dynamic professional who loves to be in Drivers Seat, experienced US Healthcare Business Process Consultant with a demonstrated history of working for Global Healthcare Leaders in both Provider and Payer practices. Skilled in HIS Implementation, HIS Support, FACETS Configuration and Testing, Analytical Skills, Business Analysis, Software Documentation, Process Reengineering for US Healthcare Market. Strong Medical & Information Technology professional with a MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION focused in HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT from APOLLO INSTITUTE OF HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT.

Leo Leslin

A proactive leader with over 20 years of experience in Project Management & Software Development. Adept in end-to-end development of software products from requirement analysis to system study, designing, coding, testing, documentation and implementation with cross-cultural teams.  Comprehensive understanding of client’s needs for the proper management and delivery of projects. Adept in analyzing information system needs, evaluating end-user requirements, custom designing solutions, troubleshooting for complex information systems management.  Hands on experience in implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365. Distinction of completing various projects such as “Hospital Information Systems”, “Property Management System” and supported Healthcare software for various hospitals. Proficient in coding and case mix classification, patient reporting system. Deft at moulding the HealthCare application to meet the JCI Accreditation Standards.

Excellent troubleshooting skills with proven abilities in planning and managing resources.

Prof. Zohair Al Aseri

He is the professor & consultant for departments of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine at the King Saud university and medical city. He graduated of M.B.B.S from King Abdul-Aziz University & College of medicine, Jeddah, KSA 1997. He Completed Emergency Medicine certification in Royal college of physician and surgeon from Canada. He also completed ICU certification in Royal college of physician and surgeon from Canada.  He is the lead of Adult ICU MOH since 2017. He has donned multiple roles prior to his tenure at KSUMC including being Founder and Director of Tele Critical Care TCC and Chairman, Clinical sciences departments at Dar Al Uloom University,   Cofounder prince sultan college of EMS, Director and cofounder of Public Health Master in 5 health KSU colleges, Chairman and cofounder of National emergency Medicine Development Committee 2013 till 2020.  He has published more than 65 papers related to EM and CCM and authored more than 15 national EM and CC protocols and guidelines. He has been an eminent speaker at National and International on CCM and EM conferences.

Dr. Kalthoom Al Belooshi

Dr. Kalthoom Al Blooshi is currently the Director of the Training and Development Center and Chief Innovation Officer at Emirates Health Services. She’s a Consultant Family Physician with more than 22 years of experience in healthcare management and leadership. Dr. Al Blooshi strives towards excellence and innovation during her different roles she has held; including leading and managing 16 Hospitals of Ministry of Health and Prevention for 20 years and winning 25 international awards of excellence in hospitals management. Dr. Kalthoom is keen on continuously developing her skills through enrolling in executive and women leadership programs. Further, she serves as a key member in several clinical and leadership committees and participated in international and national conferences for exploring and sharing knowledge in vital areas of healthcare advancement. She has published and participated in several research papers, contributing to innovation and excellence in healthcare in UAE.

Mohammed Alhefzi

Mohammed Alhefzi

Muhammad Hadi

My huge work experience with the industry’s biggest healthcare startups and data companies Kaiser Permanente, Perot Systems (part of Dell), IBM, and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City among others in a mix with an advanced understanding of sustainable data and digital product development and data-driven organisational structure development are what creates my passion for tech-oriented company operation.  

As a highly-motivated director, I try to become a professional in every aspect of life aspect: communication in a team, efficient improvement through agile frameworks, and dealing with business problems to create the most efficient tech solutions in the healthcare industry.  

As the Managing Consultant at IBM for almost 4 years, I managed to organise an efficient strategy for big clients with over 80 applications and design a process methodology for eHealth Framework for clients. Later, I joined Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi where for 3.5 years I was responsible for strategic partnership development and the best clinic practices development through governance processes. While working there, I managed to improve the EMR team efficiency by 40% and get an accreditation for HIMSS Inpatient Stage 7.  

As an applications Director at Malaffi, I built the best clinical practices based on data-driven frameworks and managing a team of 25 specialists. Previously, I contributed to the development of the Clinical Advisory Committee and managed the design process of digital and data products with an overall budget of 12M AED.

Eng. Khalid Farooq

Khalid Farooq is a Digital Health Advisor, SELAT Business Solution Company With over 19 Years’ Experience in the Field of Healthcare Information System’s Design, Development, Implementation and Support in Egypt, KSA, Gulf GCC and Levant Area, Strategically and Cost Effectively Utilize Technology in Alignment with Corporate Goals. Consistently Improve Delivery Times and Service Levels While Reducing Costs and optimizing Quality. Excel at Strategic Planning, Building High-Performance Teams, Project Management, And Implementing Best Practice Methodologies and Continuous Improvement Programs, Positioned to Lead the Next Generation of Business Intelligence and to Help Organizations to Turn Data into Knowledge. While working at Shefa El Orman Hospital, and with the help of the team of developers from Upper Egypt, we succeeded built the HIS Hospital Management System, and we help transfer this experience to non-profit organizations and state institutions for building a new health insurance system in Upper Egypt. Khalid has been recently awarded CIO Leadership 2022 among top influential CIO Leadership in Middle east by the tahawultech in Dubai. He was also has been the Global CIO 1000 APAC Award 2021, for the contribution in IT, Digital Transformation, and the key strategies for implementing as successful digital transformation journey. He was also participated as VIP Speaker at IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2022with thought leaders in this event. He was also participated as a spokesperson for the MENA CIO Summit 2021 with thought leaders in this event.

Anders Lindahl

Professor Anders Lindahl is an expert in cell therapy and Advanced Tissue Medicinal Projects (ATMP) and a developer of the autologous chondrocyte implantation technology (ACI). Internationally highly cited scientist in the field of cartilage regeneration, cell therapy, and stem cells. Precision medicine research in osteoarthritis diagnosis and treatment. Former Director of Sahlgrenska University Hospital Laboratory.

Anubhav Gupta

Anubhav is a Digital Innovation & Transformation leader at Aster. He is currently leading disruptive digital transformation effort to modernize Healthcare, enabling access to quality healthcare breaking the physical boundaries.  In his previous roles, Anubhav has had deep experience in design thinking , Digital led business innovation, digital product management, Partnerships eco-system development & Large scale transformation. Anubhav leverages digital technologies like automation, machine learning combined with technologies like automated workflows to drive transformation at scale.  Anubhav has deep exposure to working with the “C” suite of leaders and carries rich experience in Stakeholder management, Complex Negotiations, Product strategy, vision & design, and running large, complex, multi-geography programs, consistently surpassing expectations.