Project eHealth 2010 | May 4, 2003 Launches ‘Project eHealth 2010’
An Initiative to Promote the Adoption of eHealth Technology, Applications and Solutions in the Arab World

May 4, 2003-- announces today the launching of a new initiative—Project eHealth 2010…A Collaborative—that will “catalyze specific actions for bringing together public and private sectors healthcare players on a regional basis. plans to accomplish this through the Collaborative by focusing on three key areas: 

Creation of public awareness campaigns and programs to accelerate the rate of adoption for using Internet technology for healthcare applications in the Arab World.

Identify best practices and strategies for promoting public trust and confidentiality within an ehealth environment.

Actively work to understand what the private and public sectors will need in terms of legislation & public policy, infrastructure, and data standardization within an Internet secure environment.

According to Mahatma Davis, Chief Executive Officer of,” there is a critical need to move healthcare into the information age because of the fragmented way that health information is now currently collected. It is a vital necessity for the Arab region to move towards a more flexible, technology based environment in order to make progress in the reduction of medical errors and escalating costs which have been linked to manual-burden processes,” said Davis.

Project eHeatlh 2010 is furthermore being designed to serve as the main point of reference for the Arab healthcare market to access ehealth information and best practices strategies. Future plans also include providing workshops, training programs, industry forums and roundtables, conferences, as well as, the establishment of a non-profit foundation based in the region to help stimulate and support community-based initiatives that promote ehealth environments.

Project eHealth 2010 is premised on the vision that with a thoughtful, collaborative and focused approach to ehealth technology, the region can succeed in achieving sustainable results to improve healthcare by the year 2010 (a benchmark for setting future standards).

To participate or to learn more about Project eHealth 2010, email for details. Complete information will be available online soon at



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