Jordan King and Cisco chairman inaugurate healthcare ICT task force

Cisco announced that King Abdullah II of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and
John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco inaugurated Jordan’s first Healthcare
ICT Task Force at a session, held alongside the World Economic Forum Middle
East 2011 at the Dead Sea, Jordan.

A joint effort by Cisco, King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD),
and Jordan’s Information and Communications Technology Association (int@j), the
Jordan Healthcare ICT Task Force is an open forum of Jordanian Health
Information Communications Technology (ICT) companies under the umbrella of

The Task Force’s objective is to advance Jordan’s healthcare ICT cluster
capacity and promote Jordanian healthcare ICT technologies and companies on a
local, regional, and international level. Cisco’s role will be to help guide,
mentor, and support the Task Force’s programs.

The Task Force was launched at a roundtable session on the sidelines of
the World Economic Forum Jordan 2011 at the Dead Sea, with the participation of
Cisco healthcare solution executives and Jordanian healthcare ICT technology
companies executives.

The inauguration roundtable session also witnessed the presentation of
“Al Hussein Decoration for Distinguished Contribution of the First
Degree” to Cisco’s chairman and CEO, John Chambers, by His Majesty King
Abdullah II, in recognition of his continuous efforts and commitment to
strengthen Jordan’s education and ICT sectors.

“The taskforce will be focused on achieving multiple objectives,
including rapidly replicating the Hakeem programme nationwide and positioning
Jordan as a regional hub for ICT solutions in the healthcare sector,” said
Mohammad Tahboub, chairman of the Information Technology Association of Jordan,

“Our goal is for Cisco to lead the transformation in the healthcare
industry’s complex transition. Our strategy is to be an essential partner and
enabler for the entire healthcare ecosystem by working with customers and
innovators to enhance the patient experience, streamline processes, and provide
innovative technologies that empower care team collaboration and business
efficiency from end-to-end,” said John Chambers, chairman and CEO, Cisco.

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