IIR Middle East

2014 - The Year of Healthcare Insurance Reports International Research in the Middle East

Stakeholders within Healthcare Insurance anticipate a plethora of opportunity and growth this year. The much anticipated mandate has changed healthcare’s landscape and extended unprecedented revenue streams.


Dubai, India -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/22/2014 -- The Institute for International Research in the Middle East (IIRME) extended it’s 9th Healthcare Insurance Forum as a platform to address core areas within this space. The Forum which will be held 26 – 29 January 2014 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, will focus on Cost Containment, Provider Relations and the Buyer’s Perspective. It is a platform to reach consensus on optimising this opportunity mutually.

This is the first time in its 9 year history this conference has brought all stakeholder under one roof. Physicians and Corporate clients will gain a one on one opportunity with Insurers to generate synergy and compatibility moving forward.

The conference will share presentations from the likes of DHA, DAMAN, Supreme Council of Health Qatar, King Fahad Medical City KSA and HAAD. On the corporate front it brings Schlumberger, Aggreko, and du in person. This is extremely well supported by Daman, Truven Health Analytics, SAS, 3M Health Information Systems, MedImpact Arabia, AbbVie, Aafiya and Hearst Health.

Another first are three workshops. Corporate wellness focuses on reducing insurance payouts and Medical Tourism discusses clinical centers of excellence.

The post forum workshop is led by Paul Vincke, Managing Director, European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption Network, EHFCN, Belgium who said’ Over the last decades fraud has been ignored as a hidden cost in healthcare. It has become a business cost that should be reduced. Stakeholders do not communicate transparently on this issue and hide behind medical arguments or insurance policies. In the mean while the patients are suffering from over and under treatment or high premiums. There is no silver bullet in tackling healthcare fraud but counter fraud units globally can learn how to recognise patterns of abuse even before the bill is paid.’

Full information can be found at http://www.iirme.com/healthcareinsurance

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About IIR Middle East
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