Saturday 4 July 2015

NEXtCARE’s system to power DHA’s insurance programme

NEXtCARE, a leading third party administrator (TPA) across the GCC and Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region and the provider of health insurance management services, has delivered cost optimised innovations to the Dubai Health Authority to power the government body’s ‘Saada&rs


Bahrain clamps down on illegal, imitation medicines

Bahrain is clamping down on illegal and imitation medicines that have been flooding into the country. Customs officials have seized 62 duplicate, banned or unlicensed medicines this week, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Turkey hospital adopts Masimo’s non-invasive technology

Masimo, a leader in innovative non-invasive monitoring technologies, said that Turgut Ozal Medical Centre Liver Hospital in Malatya, Turkey, has installed its non-invasive, continuous haemoglobin (SpHb) technology to monitor surgical patients. SpHb is a breakthroug


MedicalMine, EMDI launches ChARM product suite in GCC

MedicalMine and Emergency Medicine & Disaster Institute (EMDI) has signed a partnership deal whereby EMDI will resell, implement, market and promote ChARM EHR and the ChARM product suite in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. ChARM EHR, ChARM PHR, RCM, and accompanying


Hikma in bid for Boehringer's generics unit

Jordan's Hikma Pharmaceuticals has emerged as a bidder for German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim's generics unit Roxane Labs, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Other bidders for the US-based Boehringer unit include Mallinckrodt and Perrigo Compan


Schneider Electric showcases healthcare industry solutions

Schneider Electric, a leader in energy management, showcased its end-to-end solutions for the burgeoning Middle East healthcare industry at the Building Healthcare Exhibition and Conferences held recently in Dubai, UAE. Global energy experts from Schneider Electric shared their i


Top British athlete joins judging panel of Daman awards

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes (DBE) has been confirmed to join the judging panel of the 2015 Daman Corporate Health Awards. Holmes will help select UAE companies with outstanding achievements in improving  employee health and wellness in the workplace, alon


DHA hosts smart transformation workshops for staff

Dubai Health Authority hosted two workshops in the field of technical resources for staff members from various fields. Salah Al Marri, director of Corporate Excellence Department at the DHA, said: “In line with the Smart Government initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin


World's poorest gain access to water, but not toilets

The poor's lack of access to sanitation threatens to undermine the health benefits they have gained from access to clean water, the United Nations said on Tuesday. More than 90 per cent of the world population has access to clean water, but 2.4 billion people, most in rural a


DHA links insurance scheme to visa issuance, renewal

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has linked the health insurance scheme to visa issuance and renewal  to ensure that all employers and sponsors comply with their responsibilities. The authority has partnered with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (G

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