Giebel and Eternity Win HIMSS Award

Markus Giebel was the proud recipient of the Community Health Care Award presented at the HIMSS Middle East Integrated Health Innovation Awards 2015, held recently at the Dubai Healthcare City.

Giebel and Eternity Win HIMSS Award

Markus Giebel was the proud recipient of the Community Health Care Award presented at the HIMSS Middle East Integrated Health Innovation Awards 2015, held recently at the Dubai Healthcare City. He accepted the award on behalf of Eternity Medicine Institute of Dubai.

In presenting the award, the organisers considered Eternity's novel technologies and innovations in the areas of age management and predictive and preventive healthcare in contributing to the well-being of the communities in Dubai. Despite community healthcare being considered the first line of defence in preventing hospital admissions, which could be rather expensive and in most instances preventable, it's an area in healthcare which receives the lowest level of investment and resources and the least number of innovations in relation to information technology. The many contributions made by Eternity Medicine Institute as well as CEO Markus Giebel to this area have paved the way for the company to win this award.

The other categories for which awards were presented were Acute Care and mHealth. Vocera and InterSystems were the winners of these two awards respectively.

The HIMSS Middle East Integrated Health Innovation Awards programme, which commenced in 2013, was held for the third time this year. The awards are presented to recognise individuals, companies and organisations that use innovative technology solutions for the most pressing issues faced by the healthcare sector. They serve as an inspiration for global engagement in promoting technology for the benefit of mankind.

The award winners are always those who have made significant contributions to the healthcare system through the unique technologies they have bestowed on the system. Showcasing the stories of such innovators through evaluation by peers is the goal of the awards. Since the awards are held concurrently with the HIMSS Integrated Health Innovations Conference and Exhibition, the conference delegates receive the opportunity of evaluating the applications submitted for the awards and rewarding their innovations.

The main criteria that are considered for the awards are whether the application of the technology significantly improves or offers any unique opportunities for improving the outcomes of health care in any of the three categories; whether the technology addresses any serious problems or challenges confronting the healthcare systems in the Middle East; whether the application of the novel technology - be it a new invention or the innovative use of an already existing technology - makes a significant contribution surpassing currently or previously available solutions; whether the application can be expanded beyond its current use and across different health care and geographical settings; and whether the application is currently being used in the respective field and has shown any benefits which can be measured.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is a non-profit and cause-based organisation which focuses on better health through IT. It promotes efforts across the world to optimise health engagements and care outcomes through the innovative use of technology. HIMSS Middle East is a part of HIMSS WorldWide.

The organisation was established in 1961 and now comprises over 52,000 persons, more than two-thirds of whom work in healthcare, governmental and non-profit organisations across the world. There are more than 600 corporations and 250 non-profit partner organisations too which contribute towards the cause.  

The headquarters of HIMSS WorldWide are located in Chicago. It has many other offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.


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