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Global healthcare community to unite in world’s biggest virtual event Omnia Health Live

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2020: For five days in June (22-26 June 2020) the global healthcare community will be brought together on a scale like never seen before through a new experience delivered entirely online, Omnia Health Live. The virtual event is brought by Informa Markets Healthcare, organiser of world-leading events Arab Health, Hospitalar, FIME and Medlab Middle East.

Digital solutions and virtual events: ensuring your healthcare business stays connected and engaged in the Coronavirus pandemic 

With travel restrictions and social distancing measures in place across the globe inhibiting face to face interaction, businesses are facing unprecedented challenges in the way they work. In response, we’ve seen organisations and their employees embrace remote working and a range of digital solutions to ensure business continuity – and find better prospects, too.

The race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine

With over 70 COVID-19 vaccines in development across the world, we take a look at how some are progressing.It normally takes years to develop, approve and produce an effective vaccine. But due to the need of the hour, there are currently over 70 COVID-19 vaccines in development worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

5 Paediatrics trends to watch in 2020

A glance at the latest developments in paediatrics, from telehealth to CAR T-cell therapy. According to the COVID-19 forum on the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes website, rules for access to telemedicine have become more relaxed during the pandemic, with less attention paid to data safety. In less regulated countries, for instance, patients and doctors are communicating via WhatsApp or other messaging applications.

The future is not what it used to be: How AI can be a force for good in healthcare

Tom Lawry talks about AI and Healthcare.
Everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence and its impact on society and business. International tech founders debate on social media over whether AI poses a threat. And of course there is major excitement in healthcare, where AI is expected to become a $36.1 billion market by the end of 2025.

How to maximise your time at a virtual event

In a time rife with new challenges, the virtual event is a great alternative to physical events and conferences. What it may lack in direct, face-to-face contact, it makes up for in global reach and flexibility (attend from the office or from home, a conference room or the couch – if you’ve got an internet connection, you’re there!).

Telemedicine’s tipping point has arrived, says blockchain guru

Anyone hearing the term “blockchain” will be forgiven for thinking it had something to do with a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, or a fintech you might want to bank with. In a recent survey, healthcare professionals worldwide ranked it behind other technology trends in importance that included digitalisation, AI, big data, IoT and 3D printing.

Reinventing healthcare delivery

It is important to remember that for consumers, healthcare is an essential need and not a discretionary service like retail goods such as clothing and dining. We can expect to see many changes due to COVID-19 in the coming weeks, months, and even years in how we deliver healthcare.

Sonavi Labs AI stethoscope to help detect COVID-19

At Arab Health 2020 in January, Sonavi Labs pitched Feelix, a digital stethoscope and software to diagnose respiratory conditions, and won the Innov8 Talks Pitch Competition. In just four months, the world as we know it has transformed completely, and the company is working tirelessly to deliver this need-of-the-hour solution to physicians, researchers and frontline hospital staff.

Upscaling Life-Saving Equipment In A Crisis

Despite the challenges of international shortages of life-saving equipment, huge volumes of medical devices have been commissioned to provide monitoring and support for patients with COVID-19.Louise Frampton, editor of Clinical Services Journal, provides an insight into the extraordinary response by the clinical engineering community, during the coronavirus crisis, and the lessons that can be learned for the future.