DoH and Etisalat join forces to launch the Digital Healthcare Centre at Arab Health 2020
29 Jan, 2020: The Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi, and Etisalat announced the launch of the 'Digital Healthcare' Centre. The new initiative aims to drive innovation in the areas of chronic disease management and digital health, in addition to the use of blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, and big data in healthcare data to enhance the sector's outputs and quality of services. The launch of the Centre comes in line with DoH's participation at Arab Health 2020.
In the presence of H.E Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of DoH, the 'Digital Healthcare' Centre was launched by H.E. Mohamed Hamad Al Hameli, Undersecretary of DoH, and Sultan Mohamed Al Dhaheri, General Manager, Etisalat Abu Dhabi, Etisalat as part of their long-term partnership agreement.
H.E. Mohamed Hamad Al Hameli, Undersecretary of DoH said: "With this agreement, we look forward to activating our partnerships with the private sector, specifically in digital health, which is an important pillar in DoH's long-term strategy to promote the health and well-being of Abu Dhabi's community. It is also one of the most important areas of concern in the world, as it plays a vital role in providing high-quality and efficient healthcare, which is evident in various global indicators."
Sultan Mohamed Al Dhaheri, General Manager, Etisalat Abu Dhabi, said: "Etisalat is pleased to partner with Department of Health-Abu Dhabi to launch the 'Digital Healthcare' Centre that utilises the latest technologies and cutting edge digital solutions. At Etisalat, we aim to improve people's lives by use of digital health technologies. We have developed a comprehensive set of healthcare solutions to support the UAE national agenda to achieve a world-class healthcare system and is aligned with Etisalat's strategy of 'Driving the Digital Future to Empower Societies'."
During its participation at Arab Health 2020, DoH conducted 17 discussion sessions and lectures which shed light on the latest emerging technologies that play a vital role in revolutionising the future of healthcare. The sessions conducted also discussed the recent developments in the healthcare sector. In addition to that, DoH's senior management attended around 16 meetings with the aim of exploring opportunities for mutual cooperation, exchanging medical knowledge, and presenting Abu Dhabi's investments' capabilities in the healthcare sector.
DoH invites attendees to visit their stand at H5.B10 for an opportunity to explore the latest innovations, advanced procedures, and discuss medical updates in the healthcare industry. For more information, please visit: https://www.doh.gov.ae/Arab-Health-2020