In the Middle East, a recent survey of healthcare experts and economists predicted that growth in this sector will increase from 10% to 25% of the GDP contribution in the future. The healthcare industry in cities like Dubai is expected to grow annually by 14% to reach $11.9 billion by 2015. Coupled with the formation of entities such as Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), there has been a major governmental push to upgrade the quality of healthcare services across the GCC region in general.
Accordingly, healthcare providers now have to upgrade their facilities, invest in new technologies and address the need for more qualified and experienced healthcare staff, in order to remain competitive. Demand for the newest medical technologies available is expected to increase as patients expect the highest quality care and support. Access to quality healthcare remains one of the goals of countries all over the world.
Organized by Artaaj Strategic Business Events, on October 26th & 27th 2009, The HealthCareTech Summit will provide an unparalleled platform to learn, discuss and debate the current challenges and opportunities that are now facing the Healthcare industry. It will also offer an ideal environment to network with healthcare technology leaders from across the region.
With insightful presentations from industry gurus such as Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, CEO & Founder, Saudi German Hospital Group, Professor Bjorn Bergh, Professor-Medical Systems, University of Heidelberg Hospital and Adil Ameer, VP-Clinical Operations, Dubai Healthcare City, the summit will be introducing today’s healthcare through tomorrow’s technology. For more information, log on to www.healthcaretech.com