Health Facilities Infrastructure Oman 2013 conference confirms newest speakers
Conference to focus on retrofitting healthcare facilities and sustainability.
IQPC is excited to announce that the following speakers will be making presentations at the Health Facilities Infrastructure Oman 2013 conference taking place in November:
• Ahmed Al Qasmi, Director General of Planning, Ministry of Health
• Dr. Ashraf Ismail, Managing Director, Middle East Office, Joint Commission International (JCI)
• Eng. Juma Al Jabri, Director of Technical Affairs, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
• Dr. Ahmed al-Shukaili, Director of Health and Social Services Sector, The Research Council
The healthcare market in Oman is expected to be worth USD 2 billion by 2015 as a result of population growth, rising levels of lifestyle-related diseases and increased health insurance.
Healthcare in Oman is poised for further development with the total allocation for the sector in the 2013 state budget growing by 9.4 per cent from 2012. Total expenditure on healthcare this year is approximately five per cent of total public expenditure.
Increased state spending under the eighth five year plan is expected to bring about substantial improvement in government health facilities. Furthermore, the private sector is set to continue its expansion as a result of strong government incentives.
Many private developers are set to open hospitals and healthcare facilitates over the next 4 - 5 years, including: Apex Medical Group, Shifa al Jazeera Group and Lifeline Hospitals. Wide-scale reform, a response to soaring costs and increasing demand, is forcing healthcare providers and insurers to rethink their value propositions and business models.
The two day conference will focus on retrofitting healthcare facilities, developing internationally accredited hospitals, analysing big data opportunities in the Sultanate, medical tourism, IT in healthcare and sustainability.