Doha, 13 March, 2019: Now in its seventh year, the Middle East Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, delivered by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), is looking to engage a wider audience of healthcare professionals by enabling them to interact not only with one another but also with speakers and partners through its mobile event App.
The App is a powerful networking tool which provides delegates with the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with the entire event community, including speakers and presenters. Acting in a similar way to social media platforms such as Facebook, the App allows delegates to post questions, photos, insights, and learnings to an activity stream. Through the activity stream, delegates can engage with each other, speakers, and presenters via a comment feature.
Forum attendees are also able to use the App to identify networking opportunities by browsing through the names and roles of delegates and adding the people they wish to engage with to their ‘Favourites’ list. The App’s private messaging feature can further facilitate networking opportunities as it can be used to contact a delegate, partner, or presenter to ask questions or arrange a meeting.
Such features are of particular benefit when engaging with the Forum’s many partners, including the Ministry of Public Health, Primary Health Care Corporation, Sidra Medicine, WISH, and Qatar University, amongst others.
“Technological features such as the ME Forum App and the Knowledge Zone are wonderful ways to engage both the hearts and minds of the professional community who come together to learn, teach, be motivated, and hopefully have fun in the process,” said Mr. Ali Al Khater, Chief of Corporate Communications at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).
With over 20 exhibitors, the interactive Knowledge Zone is designed to engage and educate conference delegates and visitors by creating a journey through healthcare services offered in Qatar.
“Attendees can receive information about the conference, including presenter biographies, select sessions, receive daily agenda updates, get details on networking events, use the fun social media function to share ideas and connect with others, and much more,” said Mr. Nasser Al Naimi, Deputy Chief of Quality and Director of the Hamad Healthcare Quality Institute. “Equally important, the App will enable attendees to stay connected with peers and mentors well after the event ends; this specially designed feature will encourage the continuation of the quality improvement momentum in the year ahead.”
Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Director of Medical Education at HMC and ME Forum Co-Chair, said the Middle East Forum connects around 3,000 healthcare leaders and practitioners from around the globe, providing a stimulating and inspirational setting for healthcare professionals to meet, learn, and share knowledge with the collective aim to improve the quality and safety of care for the patients and communities they serve.
“We are looking to provide educational content, where delegates can earn up to 21.5 Continuing Professional Development hours, in a fun and dynamic environment that will captivate and inspire the audience as they pursue their path toward delivering better and safer care for all,” said Dr. Al Khal. “The Knowledge Zone’s ethos encapsulates IHI’s ideology of ‘All Teach and All Learn’ and our aim is to encourage attendees to learn from others by sharing their valuable expertise and experiences.”
Hosted by HMC, in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Middle East Forum is the region’s most successful and well-established healthcare conference focused on quality improvement.