CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Yearb Med Inform 2020; 29(01): 290-294
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1701968
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Middle East and North African Health Informatics Association (MENAHIA)

Strengthening Health Informatics Ecosystems in the Region and Beyond
Dari Alhuwail
1  Department of Information Science, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait; Health Informatics Unit, Dasman Diabetes Institute, Kuwait; Kuwait Health Informatics Association, Kuwait
,
Eiman Al-Jafar
2  Department of Health Informatics and Information Management, College of Allied Health, Kuwait University, Kuwait; Kuwait Health Informatics Association, Kuwait
,
Riyad Alshammari
3  Health Informatics Department, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Ministry of the National Guard- Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Saudi Health Informatics Association
,
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji
4  eHealth Development Association, Amman, Jordan
,
Osama El Hassan
5  Health Informatics & Smart Health Department, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
,
Zaid Al-Hamdan
6  Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
,
Abdulwahhab Alshammari
7  Health Informatics Department, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences; King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Ministry of the National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
,
Luis Fernandez Luque
8  Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar
,
Salim AL Salmi
9  Associate Deanship for Health Information Management, Oman College of Health Sciences, Ministry of Health, Oman
,
Adel Taweel
10  Department of Computer Science, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine
,
Khalid AlKhalifa
11  Supreme Council of Health, Bahrain
,
Mowafa Househ
12  Information and Computing Technology Division, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
,
Dena A. Al Thani
12  Information and Computing Technology Division, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
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Publication History

Publication Date:
17 April 2020 (online)

Summary

Over the years, Health Informatics initiatives in the Middle East and North African region have been thriving with a number of different educational, scientific, professional, and technological developments taking place. Within the past year, Health Informatics initiatives in the region have focused on the educational and capacity building efforts. This regional report provides an overview of the wide spectrum of initiatives and developments that are taking place within the region which are supported by the Middle East and North African Health Informatics Association (MENAHIA).