Two UAE hospitals create bilateral knowledge sharing platform

The platform hopes to accelerate change through innovation and creativity.

August 25, 2019 Deepa Narwani, Editor 

Vivek V Thigale, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Specialist Hospital and Abdulrazaq
Ameri, Director, Al Kuwait Hospital, at the MoU signing

Dubai-based Canadian Specialist Hospital and Al Kuwait Hospital recently signed an MoU to share their combined knowledge with doctors and medical practitioners in the UAE to further raise industry standards. As a result of this MoU, both the hospitals will host around five knowledge sharing events through the year that will create an ecosystem to share best practices within the healthcare sector.

Vivek V. Thigale, Chief Operating Officer & Acting HR Manager, Canadian Specialist Hospital said: “We strongly believe that only through sharing knowledge we will be able to work effectively together with others and grow at both an individual and group level. The newly created knowledge sharing platform acts as a liaison agent between both healthcare providers with a focus in three main areas: building collective knowledge of professional expertise and technology at international standards; accelerating change through innovation and creativity; building effective teams and ultimately affecting participants on a personal level, where they will feel like they are heard, appreciated and more motivated to reach excellence.”

Inaugural conference

Recently, both hospitals played host to top cardiologists in the UAE to discuss the ‘Latest Trends in General Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology’. The inaugural convention attracted 250 medical experts from across the UAE in the field of general and interventional cardiology.

“Our inaugural event attracted over 250 medical experts from across the UAE in the field of general and interventional cardiology,” highlighted Thigale. “The cases presented during the event and the topics chosen by the speakers raised a great interest from the audience. Post the event, we had an overwhelming positive feedback, with doctors contacting us to express their interest to be part of the next event, bringing forward new topics and asking for second opinion for their difficult cases from our doctors which were presented on stage.”

The event brought together healthcare practitioners from all around the UAE including Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and other MoH hospitals to deliberate and share best practices to tackle the growing burden of cardiovascular diseases.

“We are already working on our next event, to be held in September, or mid-October – exact date is yet to be finalised,” he concluded.

As a result of this MoU, both the hospitals will host around five knowledge sharing events through the year.