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Non-clinical AI models pose healthcare opportunity in the Middle East

Non-clinical AI models pose healthcare opportunity in the Middle East. From clinical applications in medical imaging to non-clinical uses such as transcription, Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare is the future. However, despite the technology’s benefits, half of the healthcare workers in the Middle East believe AI applications are easy enough to adopt, suggesting an opportunity for improvement.

Patient Safety: Building Resilient and Highly Reliable Systems in Healthcare

The COVID pandemic has placed an incredible strain upon global healthcare systems. Clinicians are exhausted, resources are stretched thin, and healthcare leaders are struggling to meet staffing needs. At the same time, much of our hard-won efforts to improve patient safety have broken down during the past two years, and in many cases, patients are at even more risk for harm than they were before the pandemic started.

Field hospitals: A vital part of strengthening the health system response to COVID-19

In a pandemic response such as that experienced during COVID-19, government health authorities may reach capacity at the existing healthcare facilities and must enact emergency surge plans. Surge capacity is crucial to prevent health care worker infection and hospital collapse during an outbreak.

Digital Health: Going beyond containing the COVID-19 infection rate

Explore a few examples of how digital health technologies have been identified as promising solutions to address the challenges of pandemic planning and management, and how technology has the potential to play an essential role in flattening the curve, limiting the spread of the virus, and assisting in the treatment of infected individuals.

Adapting to the new normal in payer-provider relationships in a post-COVID-19 health insurance environment

As we turn our focus towards post-COVID-19 recovery in the UAE, how will payers, providers and end-users look to reset and redefine their relationships to deal with the fundamental disruptions in the health insurance landscape?

Top 10 Innovations in personalised healthcare

With the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating disruption in the healthcare ecosystem, and with today’s primary goal shifting towards the prevention and effective management of chronic conditions, what are the new self-care technologies and innovations that are moving the burden away from a clinical setting in the next few years?

2020 Global Health Care Outlook by Deloitte

Rising health care costs. Changing patient demographics. Evolving consumer expectations. New market entrants. Complex health and technology ecosystems. Health care stakeholders need to invest in value-based care, innovative care delivery models, advanced digital technologies, data interoperability, and alternative employment models to prepare for these uncertainties and build a smart health ecosystem.

Investment in GCC healthcare headed for new heights post-COVID

According to Sandeep Sinha, Head of Healthcare MENA at JLL, healthcare infrastructure has a very strong amalgamation with real estate investment, foreseeing many opportunities for both infrastructure development and real estate companies.

UAE law protecting personal health data and information

On 6 February 2019, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi signed the UAE Federal Law No. 2 of 2019, “On the Use of Information and Communications Technology in the Health Fields” (the ICT Law) which came into effect three months later.

What can the world learn from UAE in the fight against COVID-19?

The UAE has set new benchmarks for the world in the fight against COVID-19. The country’s leadership managed the situation effectively and within a short period, they built large field hospitals. Within weeks, thousands of beds were made available and 13 drive-through test facilities opened.

Frost & Sullivan report: Healthcare Industry Outlook for the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, Forecast to 2020

GCC accounts only for 1.2 per cent of the global HC revenue, but it is the region that saw the highest growth rate in the last decade.

Five priorities for GCC health systems in the new normal

Despite the immediate pressures of the COVID-19 crisis, GCC public health authorities should start thinking long-term about how to adapt to changed conditions when they emerge from this crisis. Public health authorities can take five sets of actions that build on important lessons from recent developments.

NYU Abu Dhabi produces sustainable 3D printed masks to combat COVID-19

To help tackle the rapid spread of COVID-19, Program Head and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Anthony Tzes has developed an eco-friendly 3D printed face mask based on the N95 specifications.

Top priorities in KSA’s healthcare sector

Health and social development are a key sector for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) government as it holds 16.4 per cent of the country’s budget expenditure-the third-largest share in 2020. Moreover, the outbreak of COVID-19 has given the necessary impetus to KSA’s ongoing healthcare transformation plan.

Key messages for the post-pandemic world

In an interview with Omnia Health Magazine, Dr Nash shared that the presentation will cover four key topics. “During the height of the pandemic, some of the hospitals in the U.S. were using an incident command structure, which is essentially an emergency structure that has several important themes built into it.

NYUAD researcher aids in the development of a pathway to solve cybersickness

Virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies have grown in popularity as they can immerse users in novel situations and environments by simulating the necessary stimuli. However, when using VR or AR technologies such as head-worn displays, users frequently report symptoms of nausea, disorientation, and sleepiness.

2020: The year that telehealth came of age

Telehealth is nothing new. Derived from the Greek word for “far”, telehealth has been around since the invention of the telephone. Since then, thousands of innovative technology-enabled remote-care solutions have been invented and registered around the world, with national healthcare systems and large providers starting to develop targeted digital strategies in the early 2000s.

Beckman Coulter Webinar – Time Does Matter: Sepsis

Learn about the performance of Early Sepsis Indicator, a new biomarker to aid in sepsis detection in the emergency department and scientific insights into the role of monocytes in sepsis.