DUBAI, UAE, February 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Middle East Electronic Health Records Summit 2011 to be hosted in Bahrain for Middle Eastern health authorities has been moved to Dubai due to the unrest in the region.

IQPC's Middle East Electronic Health Records Summit 2011 is now set to take place in Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE on 20-23 March 2011.

Health authorities from the MENA region will gather to examine existing and future challenges in implementing Electronic Health Records (EHR). The prominent speaker faculty includes Dr. Mohammad Al Redha, Acting Director Health Data & Information Analysis Department - Health Policy & Strategy Sector, Dubai Healthcare Authority, UAE, Dr. Tej Maini, Chief Executive Officer, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, UAE and Dr. Osama Al-Swailem MD MA, Chief Medical Information Officer and Director, Medical & Clinical Health Informatics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital &Research Centre (KFSHRC), KSA and many other high level industry leaders.

The summit will discuss the implementation of successful electronic health record systems as the way forward for enabling better clinical decision-making and preventative care, structured management of chronic diseases, freeing up hospital resources, eliminating errors and to support the privatisation of healthcare in the region to acquire an integrated e-health environment.