Abu Dhabi, – 21 August, 2017 – The Middle East Healthcare Information Summit will bring together healthcare leaders from across the globe, particularly the Middle East, America, and Europe, for educational sessions and discussions about current and emerging healthcare issues on 19-20 October 2017, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

With a focus on medical coding, clinical documentation improvement, and health data analytics and informatics, the summit will emphasize ways that reliable, trustworthy data and information are essential for safe, quality healthcare.

The AHIMA World Congress (AWC) is the organizer of the summit, building on six years of grassroots HIM Congress events by AHIMA members in the region. The first AHIMA World Congress UAE Chapter, formed in May, has taken a leading role in the preparation, support and success of the summit.

“We are pleased to present this event, our first regional health information summit outside the US,” said Alexandre Bouché, MA, MBA, global managing director of the AHIMA World Congress. “Through strong educational sessions and exhibits, we believe the event will successfully highlight health information best practices, focus on all aspects of the revenue cycle, and support local work force development.”

The agenda will feature AHIMA subject matter experts from the US as well as international and regional speakers. The summit was developed in collaboration with representatives from local health authorities such as the UAE MOH, HAAD, and the DHA, as well as local providers, such as SEHA, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and local payers, Bouché said.

This event will provide those involved in HIM, informatics, data analysis, CDI, coding, administration, policy making, insurance, direct patient care, and technology services with an opportunity to present, share and learn about global and regional challenges in health information and solutions for addressing them. There will also be an exhibit hall where attendees can learn about the latest solutions and technologies.

In addition, there will be post-summit workshops on Saturday, 21 October, dedicated to trainings and AHIMA certification exam preparation workshops.

The summit presents attendees with a unique opportunity to get trained on the latest trends and updates on AHIMA’s Core Competencies (medical coding, CDI, health data analytics, health informatics, and health privacy and security), and to prepare for AHIMA’s gold standard certifications.

At the summit, the AWC’s first Healthcare Information Champion Award will be presented to a healthcare professional residing outside the US, who, through their efforts and innovative achievements, has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of quality and ethical healthcare information standards, practices and management.

The summit is presented in partnership with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Conference and local sponsors. Attendees will receive 14 AHIMA CEUs and HAAD accreditation will be available.

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About AHIMA World Congress

AHIMA World Congress, the international arm of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), is dedicated to providing the gold standard in membership services, best practices, professional training and development, and certifications to its members, credential holders and customers around the world. AHIMA members, credential holders and customers are located in 66 countries.  AHIMA World Congress currently has two international chapters in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Philippines.

AHIMA has provided extensive training, testing and resources for physicians and health information professionals in the areas of coding, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), data analytics, informatics, and information governance in many countries, including the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey, India, the Philippines, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Spain.