DHA to launch new technologies at Gitex
Dubai, October 11, 2012
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that it will launch a versatile range of new health technologies at Gitex Technology Week, in a move that is set to inject greater efficiency and interactivity in healthcare delivery.
The DHA stand is set to be the epicenter for futuristic new products and services that are among the very first of their kind in the world, a statement from the Authority said.
Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, the director general of the DHA, said: “We constantly strive to stay ahead of the latest health technologies in order to generate two-way benefits - on one hand we will dramatically amplify the user experience for our treasured community; and on the other hand we will greatly enhance our operational efficiency.”
The launch will encompass the online platform, mobile platform as well as ground-breaking innovations in fields such as virtual technology, the statement said. Given that Dubai has the region’s highest internet usage rates while the mobile penetration rate has reached the 100 per cent mark, virtually everyone in the emirate can now have access to client-centered health information via a state-of-the-art web or mobile interface.
The web-based solutions will benefit not only the public, but also the various role-players in the health ecosystem - such as health facilities, insurers and other stakeholders, it said.
It is envisioned that the new products and services will accelerate the DHA closer to its strategic goals of enhanced access, better health, improved quality and enhanced efficiency of healthcare.
“Our philosophy is that health awareness should not only be addressed at hospital level, but integrated into everyday life. That is why we are nurturing this health-conscious mindset by engaging our public in the comfort of their home, work or social environment,” Al Murooshid said.
“We empower them with the information tools they need to lead a healthier lifestyle. The cumulative effect is that we are placing a dual emphasis on prevention as well as cure.”
The DHA is widely regarded as the regional leader in electronic health systems, and underlined this reputation by winning the GCC Best e-Content Award 2011. It has a strong track record in visionary technology, and its recent innovations include the Sheryan online licensing platform, which is marking its first anniversary.
From a financial and operational perspective, it is anticipated that the upcoming launches will ultimately yield greater cost-efficiency for the DHA’s operations, by streamlining various processes into “all in one” integrated tools, the statement said.
In addition, the new platforms will target potential investors who can strengthen Dubai’s position as a highly competitive healthcare destination of world-class standards.
Gitex Technology Week will take place from October 14 to 18. – TradeArabia News Service