Call for submissions open for the Fourth HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award in the Middle East

Riyadh, August 29, 2018

HIMSS Middle East and Elsevier, the global information analytics company specializing in science and health, are proud to announce the call for submissions for the 4th Annual Middle East HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2018.

“The HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award is a showcase for best practices in health and informatics. The award demonstrates how rapidly transformational information and technology solutions are entering in to common use in the Middle East. We are excited to start receiving submissions,” said Sean Roberts, Vice President for HIMSS EMEA.

Since 2013, the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award has attracted 178 submissions across 29 countries and 99 unique organizations. In total, the projects submitted have impacted over 41 million patients worldwide.

HIMSS Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award Infograph

This year’s award for Outstanding ICT Achievement focuses on institutions who have harnessed information and technology to successfully advance patient care and safety. It follows the success of last year’s awards, which saw strong participation from 14 healthcare organizations across the Gulf Cooperation Counsel (GCC), recognizing two first-time winners: Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, KSA (Outstanding ICT Achievement category), and Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE (Outstanding ICT Innovation category).

First launched in the Middle East in 2015, the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award has received 48 submissions from leading public and private organizations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Egypt and Jordan, including 2017 finalists Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE; King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital, KSA; Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, KSA; and Ain Al Khalee Hospital, UAE.

“I’m honored that we are once again partnering with HIMSS to acknowledge an increasingly prominent area of medical practice. In an ever more pressurized medical environment the winning entry will demonstrate how technology delivers a tangible value to their institution,” said Tim Hawkins, Managing Director for Clinical Solutions in EMEALAAP, Elsevier.

Judges for this year’s Award are:

  • Mariam Almutairi, Takween Tech, KSA
  • Dr. Osama ElHassan, Head of eHealth, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
  • John Daniels, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics, USA
  • Tim Morris, Product & Partnership Director, Elsevier EMEALA/APAC

Submit your case study here or email HIMSS to enquire.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 17 2018.

Winners will be recognized on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the HIMSS Saudi Arabia Conference and Exhibition – during the main program ceremony and at the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award dinner on October 10 – in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.