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  • Inspiring women leaders in healthcare

    From the moment I completed my professional training as a general and psychiatric nurse in Dublin,  Ireland, my dream was to work abroad and make a difference in the industry, not only as a healthcare professional but also as a woman. My introduction to the Middle Eastern healthcare market was in 1985, where I started [...]
  • Preparing for health care cybersecurity threats

    Today, the way health care organisations manage and use information underpins their ability to function and grow. However, fully protecting information assets and intellectual property is proving increasingly challenging. According to recent surveys, executives rank improvement of cybersecurity as their top priority in 2017. This ranking is a recognition of the widening gap between the [...]
  • Collaborative leadership is the key to success for the region’s changing healthcare industry

    By Rami Rajab, Chairman at Mecomed and Vice-President E.M.  Market Access, LivaNova The MENA region is currently witnessing a major socio-economic transformation. Efforts in the healthcare industry are now focused on increasing the level and capacity of public and private services to meet a larger demand, fueled by an increasing population and the hope of […]

  • Discussions on Potential Roles of the MedTech Industry in Healthcare Private-Public Partnerships

    Inna Nadelwais, Executive Manager, Mecomed Last week, Mecomed hosted a distinctive workshop for its members on Private-Public Partnerships (PPP). The main goal of the workshop was to provide an in-depth understanding of PPP various strategic dimensions, business models, as well as execution challenges and alternative solutions, in order to explore the opportunities to contribute to […]

  • Hospital Aquired Infection an Urgent and Complex Problem

    Mehul Pandya – Regional Director HealthCare MEA, Ecolab A nosocomial infection — also called “hospital acquired infection” (HAI) can be defined as: ”An infection acquired in a hospital by a patient who was admitted for a reason other than that infection” (1) or “An infection occurring in a patient in a hospital or other health […]

  • Innovating for Value Restructuring Healthcare to Improve Clinical Outcomes and Reduce Costs

    Moussa Srour, Vice President, Medtronic for Middle East and North Africa This is a pivotal time for healthcare in the MENA region. Governments across the region are facing pressures that impact economies and invariably national healthcare ecosystems. In the past year, leaders in the region have faced oil price fluctuations, which impacted government revenues, budgets […]

  • Who Owns Patient’s Medical Records?

    Jihad Hussami, Platform Leader – EMA, BD Say you go to a general practitioner for a routine checkup; upon finishing all exams and tests you receive a complete copy of the doctor’s notes, test results and the medical record of the visit. Does this sound like a good practice where the patient knows his or […]

  • First Inter-Country Meeting on Designing and Implementing a Regulatory Programme for Medical Devices

    Sanoj Prabhakaran, Regulatory Affairs Manager M.E. & Turkey The First Inter-Country Meeting on Designing and Implementing a Regulatory Program for Medical Devices (Provisional Program) was conducted in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11-14 April 2016. The meeting was attended by MOH officials /regulators from 22 countries within WHO’s EMRO region. Over 25 Mecomed Regulatory Committee members were […]

  • 2016 International Women’s Day

    Tugce ULUSOY, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Becton Dickinson B.V. In recent years, IT has played a key role in revolutionizing healthcare. With the growing population worldwide and increased financial pressures, access to affordable healthcare has become a major challenge. The higher the cost is for the healthcare provider, the higher it’ll be for patients as well, […]

  • The Evolving Role of IT in Healthcare

    Maher Elhassan, Vice President and General Manager MENA, BD In recent years, IT has played a key role in revolutionising healthcare. With the growing population worldwide and increased financial pressures, access to affordable healthcare has become a major challenge. The higher the cost is for the healthcare provider, the higher it’ll be for patients as […]