The Event Convened Speakers, Attendees, and Exhibitors from 15 Different Countries
Riyadh, 19 May 2023: The Digital Health Conference 'DHCon' was launched on Tuesday morning under the theme 'AI Applications in the Healthcare Sector'. DHCon is an international event that brings together key leaders, scientists and digital healthcare professionals from renowned health and academic institutions and technology companies across the globe–promoting AI's innovation and development in healthcare.
The conference is powered by King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) in partnership with prominent entities, including the Saudi Authority for Data and Artificial Intelligence, NEOM, Saudi Food and Drug Authority, STC, Tawuniya, Council of Health Insurance, Saudi Technology and Security Careers - Tahakom and Alfaisal University.
The conference was inaugurated by KFSH&RC’s CEO, His Excellency Dr. Majid Al-Fayyadh, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Bandar Al Knawy, CEO of Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, and Dr. Batoul Baz, Vice-President of Health Sector at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Eng. Hisham Al-Sheikh, Deputy Governor of the Digital Government Authority, Dr. Majid Al-Tuwaijri, CEO of the National Center for Artificial Intelligence, and Dr. Mona Al-Mehaid, Assistant CEO of the National Center for Artificial Intelligence for the health sector.
During his opening speech, Dr. Al-Fayyadh launched the SPInE (Strategic Partner in Innovation & Excellence) initiative, which has been designed to harness the power of artificial intelligence in healthcare. This initiative aims to enhance AI capabilities, foster partnerships, and drive innovation in critical healthcare domains. His Excellency highlighted the initiative’s potential to significantly improve healthcare outcomes, reduce costs, and facilitate collaboration between healthcare specialists, researchers, and technology experts.
Dr. Al-Fayyadh also discussed KFSH&RC’s AI-based 'ANFAL' system, part of the hospital’s continuous investment in state-of-the-art digital infrastructure and trailblazing initiatives such as protocol automation applications, personalized medicine, and robotic surgeries. ANFAL enables data quality enhancement by predicting patient satisfaction, analyzing their experiences, and delivering tailored recommendations based on the comprehensive analysis it runs.
In addition, Dr. Al-Fayyadh underscored the pivotal role of AI technologies in providing personalized healthcare to patients to enhance their overall experience. He reiterated the significance of responsible and effective utilization of artificial intelligence in the future of the healthcare sector, highlighting its potential for transformative impact.
DHCon was inaugurated to unpack crucial topics in the health sector, including the journey of digital health, AI-powered early detection and diagnosis in Cardiology, humanizing data and extending intelligence, surgical simulation/education, and how leadership and biomedicine are shaped in the era of AI.