Dubai – MENA Herald: According to recent reports, health care continues to be among the top valued industries by Governments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to create a better future for GCC citizens.
The United Arab Emirates spends $1,200 per person on health care – putting it in the top 20 countries for health care spending per capita1. It is also noteworthy to mention that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 will introduce an increase in the use of health care technology services leading to a growth in the capacity of accepting patients and creating new job opportunities2, a $24.7 billion market by 2020.
In line with the growth in the region, Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, will showcase its commitment to advance health care interoperability across organizations and demonstrate applications of its workflow solutions at the ‘Ministry of Health and HIMSS Middle East Exhibition and Conference 2016’ in Saudi Arabia on October 12 and 13, as well as the ‘HIMSS UAE eHealth week 2016’, from October 31 till November 2.
“Cerner has long been committed to connecting organizations and systems, regardless of platform or provider, to enable the free flow of data across the continuum of care,” said Michael Pomerance, vice president and general manager, Cerner Middle East and Africa. “We look forward to sharing the importance of industrywide connected health care.”
Within the Cerner booth, attendees will follow a patient’s journey through several workflow zones to get a firsthand experience of how interoperability and the free flow of data among clinical settings play an essential part in improving patient outcomes. Cerner delegates will also demonstrate the importance of value-based health care and why patient engagement is part of population health management, the future of the health care industry.
Pomerance added: “We will also discuss our next generation solutions and the latest advances in health care innovation across the continuum of care to educate stakeholders about how managing populations one person at a time keeps people at the center of the health system.”