Effective healthcare regulation that ensures quality treatment with easy access at an affordable price is notoriously difficult to achieve and is further complicated by the direct involvement of human life and wellbeing. The rapid development of the healthcare sector over the last decade, driven by government and private funding, has certainly put regional healthcare provision on the global map. Now, with the sector gradually maturing, it is key for existing healthcare players and new entrants to align their business model to today’s regulatory changes and shifting market conditions.
Developments in healthcare regulation in the UAE are driven by multiple factors including the government’s prioritization of the healthcare sector for the delivery of world-class care to its population; also the UAE is set to be a primary hub for medical tourism which aligns with the UAE’s and the region’s efforts for economic diversification. This, compounded by the increased mobility of medical and healthcare professionals in and out of the country and the changing face of healthcare delivery services require agile, adaptive, and effective regulatory models that ensure patient and public safety while allowing for the sector’s sustainable funding, growth, and development.
12:15 – 12:30
|The Impact of the Pandemic on Medical Regulations|
12:30 – 12:45
|A Role Model for Innovative Regulation: Where We Are and What›s Next?|
Dr. Humayun Chaudhry | USA
Dr. Humayun Chaudhry | USADO, MS, MACP, MACOI President and CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards, Euless, Texas
Dr. Humayun J. Chaudhry is President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards (U.S.) and Secretary of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities, which he chaired from 2016 to 2018. He is a graduate of New York University, New York Institute of Technology and Harvard University. He trained in Internal Medicine at NYU-Winthrop Hospital, New York, and then served as a hospital DIO and then Assistant Dean and Chair of Medicine at NYIT. He became Health Commissioner for Suffolk County, New York, in 2007 and then FSMB’s Chief Executive in 2009. The FSMB co-owns the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and its member boards license more than one million physicians in the United States. Dr. Chaudhry is the co-author of two books and more than 60 peer-reviewed articles.
12:45 – 13:00
|Patient Confidentiality in Open Data System (Telemedicine)|
13:00 – 13:15
|Regulating Information: The UAE Experience in Fighting COVID19 Infodemic|
13:15 – 13:25
|Challenge the Experts|
13:25 – 13:40
|The Integration of Aeromedicine in the UAE COVID19 Response|
Dr. Nabila Saeed | United Arab Emirates
Dr. Nabila Saeed | United Arab EmiratesHead Aeromedical Section, General Civil Aviation Authority
Dr.Nabila AlAwadhi is the head of Aeromedical section at General Civil Aviation Medicine. Dr Nabila is the first Aeromedical Inspector in the UAE and is recognised as the founder of the section.
13:40 – 13:55
|Futuristic Look at Reshaping Healthcare Regulations|
13:55 – 14:10
|The Impact of Social Media in Influencing Decisions of Regulators|
Ms. Salma Jaouni | Jordan
Ms. Salma Jaouni | JordanChief Executive Officer
Ms. Jaouni is the CEO of the Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) since May 2012, the Arab region’s only independent not-for-profit organization that aims at improving the quality of health and social care services and promoting safer care through accreditation and consultation. Ms. Jaouni has led HCAC into a regionally and internationally recognized institution, growing its impact on improving care and advocating for patient safety. Ms. Jaouni, other than managing HCAC, setting and driving its strategic directions and overseeing implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and leading business innovation; is HCAC’s core consultant on governance, policy development, stakeholder engagement and communication. She works with Jordan and the region on designing their accreditation systems, assessing their situations and setting up their organizations. Ms. Jaouni served previously as the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jordan on public and social policy; leading the Prime Minister’s Agenda on health and education improvement, social development, youth engagement and public sector reform. She was instrumental in formulating and supporting the implementation of new government policies, programs and initiatives related to the wellbeing of citizens, while leading the team in creating and implementing the Prime Minister’s community outreach and field visits. She was also the founding director and four-year manager of the Jordan Breast Cancer Program focusing on raising awareness, setting the guidelines and driving breast cancer screening. Ms. Jaouni has also a wide range of experience consulting on strategy, policy and operations working with Booz Allen Hamilton and holding key positions with World Bank and USAID funded projects.
14:10 – 14:30
|Challenge the Experts|