Digital Health Live 2015, in partnership with DHA, launches on Tuesday 5th May DHA and homegrown Emirati company nuviun, join forces spurring today’s technology for a healthier tomorrow across the emirates
Dubai, UAE, 3rd May 2015: UAE based company nuviun, in partnership with Dubai Health Authority will hold the Digital Health Live 2015 event which opens this Tuesday, 5th May 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The three day conference and world’s first interactive digital health exhibition, that will host local, regional and global leaders in the digital health space, will run until Thursday 7th May 2015.
The strategic partnership, which also includes the support of the Emirates Health Informatics Society, the Health Authority Abu Dhabi, Dubai Healthcare City, Smart Dubai, Dubai Ambulance, and the Emirates Medical Association aims to use the event as a platform and catalyst to spur digital health and wellness in the UAE and provide people with the knowledge and innovation to make better health life choices.
His Excellency Engineer Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), said:
“Digital healthcare plays a very important and exciting role in achieving Dubai’s vision as a smart city and is a vital tool to achieve a paperless health sector. Digital Health Live is a key event for the UAE as it helps strengthen our position on the map as a hub for innovation and healthcare. It allows us to focus innovations in healthcare using digital technology.”
Dr. Tamer Shahin, CEO of nuviun said:
"We are pleased to have the support and commitment of the DHA for Digital Health Live. The event is a great opportunity for the public to see first-hand how digital innovations can help them make better choices, to live longer and healthier. It is also a key platform for local and global leaders in the digital health and technology industry to come together to discuss and create a new vision for healthcare focusing on three main areas of framing health, supporting health and consumer health.”
The three day conference includes high-profile speakers from across the health and technology industries including: Dr. Aisha Butti Bin Bishr, Assistant Director General of the Executive Office, Dr. Mohammad Al Redha, President of Emirates Health Informatics Society and Director of the Health Data and Information Analysis Department at the Dubai Health Authority; John Nosta, Google Health Advisory Board Member, President Nostalab, and Conference Chair, John Sculley, Ex-CEO Apple and Pepsi, Dr Reed Tuckson, President of the American Telemedicine Association and Neil Jordan, Worldwide General Manager, Health Industry at Microsoft.
Digital Health Live is also supported by a number of international organizations including: Cerner, Microsoft, FUJIFILM SonoSite, Dell, Granteq and Spotcheck.
The Digital Health Live Expo, which is free for the public to visit, is for everyone interested in health, wellness and technology. The world’s first interactive digital health exhibition will feature a fully interactive life-sized model smart city within the expo hall, giving visitors the chance to take a unique experiential walk into the not so distant future of healthcare, through 4 fascinating zones: Digital Home, Digital Hospital, Digital Smart City and Digital Wellness and Gamification zone. Global product launches will also take place here during the three days.
Digital Health represents the state of the art technologies converging to deliver a new vision for smart medicine, healthcare, and wellness, including: telemedicine, mhealth, ehealth, genomics, sensors and wearables, and electronic medical records. It embraces all healthcare-related applications, technologies, and delivery systems.
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About the Dubai Health Authority
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was created, in June 2007, by Law 13 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, with an expanded vision to include strategic oversight for the complete health sector in Dubai and enhance private sector engagement. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance is the President of the Dubai Health Authority and His Excellency Engineer Essa Al Maidoor is the Director-General of the DHA.
The DHA's aim in Dubai is to provide an accessible, effective and integrated healthcare system, protect public health and improve the quality of life within the Emirate. This is a direct translation of the objectives of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Keeping the strategic plan in mind, the DHA's mission is to ensure access to health services, maintain and improve the quality of these services, improve the health status of nationals, residents and visitors and oversee a dynamic, efficient and innovative health sector.
In addition to overseeing the health sector for the Emirate of Dubai, the DHA also focuses on providing services through DHA healthcare facilities including hospitals (Latifa, Dubai, Rashid and Hatta), specialty centres (e.g. the Dubai Diabetes Center) and DHA primary health centres spread throughout the Emirate of Dubai.
The main pillars of service delivery at DHA health facilities are quality, efficiency, patients and staff. It is our aim to maintain and improve the quality and efficiency of DHA health services. An important aspect of the service delivery strategy is to focus on patients, their needs and satisfaction as well as attract, retain, nurture and support outstanding staff.
Prior to the establishment of the DHA, the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS), which was established in 1973, was the functioning authority that almost exclusively focused on health service delivery.
The four founders of nuviun, Erfan Al Hashemi, Omran Al Hashemi, Tamer Shahin and Wasim Hamid have a shared “new vision”. They believe in the creation of real world solutions to real world problems – moving emerging industries past the tipping point and into the mainstream.
Over the last year, nuviun has become a global influencer in innovation and technology for healthcare. As a local UAE company, nuviun is proud that its Dubai-based website is now being viewed by 186 countries on a monthly basis, and the company’s work is being referenced by leading healthcare experts and authorities from around the world, such as the NHS in the UK. McKinsey Global Research has referred to innovatemedtec.com as a ‘must read’. Most recently, nuviun’s CEO was independently ranked as one of the top 18 influencers in the world for the Digital Health Industry for 2015. For further details, please visit: www.innovatemedtec.com