|Chairman of Conference
Dr. Klaus BoeckerAdvisor to Supreme Council
of Health, Qatar.
Dr. Ahmad Al SalehKHAC
Kuwait's Health Insurance Project is preparing to establish a mandatory health insurance system for Expatriates living in the country with a strong and comprehensive provider network. Simultaneously the Government of Kuwait is working on introducing compulsory health insurance coverage for all Kuwaitis in the course of the next few years.
This International Conference will bring together health system funding experts from around the globe to discuss current approaches to expanding and strengthening public and private health insurance systems. Key topics will include
Kuwait Health Assurance Company with a capital of 230 million Kuwaiti Dinars is one of the mega project under development in Kuwait, establishing 3 hospitals and 16 Primary Medical Centers for treatment of 2 million expatriates residing in Kuwait under a government- sponsored medical insurance program. The hospitals will provide full medical services to Kuwait's expatriate community, and comes as part of the state's attempts to reduce pressure on currently overcrowded public medical facilities.
|Welcome Address||Outline of the vision of Kuwait Health Assurance Co.|
|Plenary Session||1: Expected impact of mandatory health insurance in Kuwait on access and quality of care for Kuwaitis and for expats
2: Regulatory framework required to ensure fairness of health insurance systems, and enforcing the rules
|Keynote Session 1||
1: The argument for a robust, reliable healthcare funding system; Strategic goals and expectations
2: Sourcing the funding for healthcare systems
|Keynote Session 2||1: The value of standardized health data
2: How health insurance systems provide reliable data for essential decision taking
|Keynote Session 3||1: Payment-for-performance, payment-for-quality
2: Pros & cons of different payment mechanisms used in healthcare systems around the globe
|Case Study (1)||International Health System experience|
|Case Study (2)||Practical experience from health insurance in Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Dubai|
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