Game-Changing Innovations in the Spotlight at Arab Health 2019
The 44th edition of Arab Health will see more than 50 healthcare start-ups and SMEs showcasing new products and technological innovations.
Time to Think Innovatively in Paediatrics
A look at how stem cell and tissue engineering is breaking new ground in complex paediatric medical conditions.
Innovations in Healthcare: Challenges and Role of Digital Transformation
Here is an insight into the top three picks of transformative technologies in healthcare, and where it will be heading in the coming years.
Clinical Mobility: On the Move to Improving Healthcare Delivery
From accessing health records to enabling remote monitoring, mobile devices are at the heart of today’s enhanced patient care.
Fostering Innovation: Interview with HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General, DHA
DHA's Director-General discusses a number of key factors that are playing a crucial role in enhancing the emirate’s healthcare system.
Transforming Healthcare in Dubai with Innovative Technologies
The DHA is working with private companies from across the world to implement cutting-edge technologies to provide patients with the very best standards of care.
Artificial Intelligence for Sepsis Management
A new protocol using AI to detect hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and pre-empt sepsis early has been launched by DHA across all its hospitals.
Care Model Innovation and Technology Adoption: The Next Investment Big Bets for Health Systems in GCC
The next wave of investments in the GCC has to largely focus on bringing in highly specialised clinical talent, and offering multi-disciplinary, coordinated care.
Healthcare Staffing: How Technology is Having a Significant Impact
Over 50 per cent of any hospital operating budget is spent on staffing. As the way in which the care is delivered evolves, so does the need to staff the facilities.
The Best Healthcare System in the World: Does it Exist?
The way we currently “do healthcare” is antiquated; however, there is a better way on the horizon that will be built upon new technologies.
Rising Healthcare Costs: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
With healthcare costs continuing to rise, David Healy, CEO at Aetna International, explores the factors influencing this trend and what can be done to address the challenges.
Insights into Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare
For the field of healthcare, AI is bringing a paradigm shift, powered by increasing availability of healthcare data and rapid progress of analytics techniques.
Is the Pharma Supply Chain Ready for True Medicine Traceability?
Anti-counterfeiting and safety procedures will continue to play a significant role in the folding carton packaging sector.
When Healthcare Becomes a Business Who Do We Protect First: Patient or Revenue?
The answer should be easy, but it is not, and it becomes more and more complicated as the medical industry continues to flourish.
Achieving Zero Harm: It is a Marathon, Not A Sprint!
The journey to high reliability, safe and high-quality care is ongoing in hospitals around the world. The goal is to eliminate all preventable harm that occurs.
Moving from KPI to HDI
Defining how KPI and HDI are correlated in fostering better outcomes at the workplace, creating a productive work environment, and increasing effectiveness and efficiency.
Ensure Engagement to Enhance Excellence
The tools and techniques that enhance the ability of the service providers to interact with patients requires a shared understanding for including patients’ needs.
Development and Advances in Joint Replacement of the Hand
Due to advancements in fingers joint replacement, silicone implants are the treatment of choice for patients suffering from severe degenerative destruction of the joints.
The Use of Stem Cells in Orthopaedics
Expert physicians who can properly deliver the cells are critical and carefully matching the patient’s condition to the proper therapeutic is essential.
Smokeless Tobacco: A Public Health Challenge Across Asia
Smokeless tobacco (SLT) is a mammoth public health issue, the risks of which have been condoned over the years, despite its many hazards and rampant widespread use.
Integrated Care Approaches for Older People
As people age, their health issues tend to become more chronic and complex. If not properly managed, these conditions can lead to polypharmacy, hospitalisation and death.
Surgical Ethics in the Era of Technical Advancements
Surgical Ethics (SE) is part of the core of surgical professionalism and as such significantly impacts the everyday life of surgeons and the care they provide to their patients.
Progress in the Management of Acute Cholecystitis and the Difficult Cholecystectomy
Nearly a quarter million cholecystectomies are performed for acute cholecystits each year in the U.S. Although we continue to make progress, several questions remain unanswered.
Surgery in a Pill: Potential New Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes
A team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., is researching novel drugs that can replicate the metabolic benefits of surgery.
Better Outcomes for Colon and Appendiceal Cancers
Depending on the type of colorectal or appendiceal cancer, systemic chemotherapy is usually one of the treatment options. Another option is cytoreductive surgery.
Innovations in Surgical Management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GERD can affect a child’s growth and development, and can lead to more serious complications, such as vomiting and damage to the oesophagus.
Effective Treatment of Craniosynostosis and Deformational Plagiocephaly Improves with Early Diagnosis
Deformation plagiocephaly (DP) and craniosynostosis (CS) are the leading causes of abnormal head shape in infants worldwide.
Fighting “Fake News" in GI
Everyone experiences some GI (gastrointestinal) symptoms, so everyone is interested in them. That means they are regularly talked about in the media.
Description and Analysis of Emergency Department Demands, Constraints and Consequences
If we are to have a debate around ED performance, we must recognise the
very different demands placed upon them even within a single country,
region or even city.
Strategies for Hospitals During Mass Casualty Events
During the last decade, emergency departments have steadily become busier; at the same time, MCIs have become frequent and devastating.
Continuous and Flash Glucose Monitoring: Effective Diabetes Management Strategies
Glucose monitoring is a core component of a successful management strategy for people with diabetes, especially for those who are insulin-treated.
Medical Errors: Prevention is Possible
It’s possible to reach zero preventable deaths in hospitals by 2020 by simply making a commitment to zero and implementing actionable patient safety processes.
Opportunistic Infections in the Immunocompromised Host and Infection Control Challenges
Reinfection with pathogenic organisms in new cases of immunocompromised population can occur possibly by means of airborne transmission.
Radiation Safety Culture: Engagement of Patients and Caregivers
Everyday applications of ionizing radiation for diagnosis and treatment help millions of patients all over the world.
UK’s Brand of Healthcare Takes to the Global Stage
The healthcare sector in the UK is expected to shift its approach to care delivery by adopting more efficient and effective models of care provision such a personalised care.
Is UK the World Leader in Health Tourism?
The UK continues to attract a large number of overseas patients from the Middle East and this is set to rise with investment in technology, communication and transport.
Does Artificial Intelligence Have Answers for the Global Diabetes Crisis?
The best diabetes care requires regular attendance and support from diabetes educators, monitoring of many disease areas, and considerable expertise and experience.
Changing the Future of Diabetes Through Research
Dima Abdelmannan is researching the development of a simple test for the assessment of future type 2 diabetes mellitus risk in subjects with normal glucose tolerance.
Dubai: The Wellness Tourism Haven for Today's Health-Conscious Traveller
With a range of medical spas and treatment centres, Dubai’s appeal for well-being-related treatments of international standards is steadily rising.
UAE is Set to Become Hub of Medical Tourism
An informal survey recently put the healthcare industry at the top of the key industrial sectors earmarked for growth in the GCC in 2018.
Eight Drivers for Medical Tourism in 2019
Nearly 100 million patients have crossed borders for medical care since the beginning of this century. In 2019, more than 20 million patients will continue this practice.
Medical Tourism: Passport to Quality Care
The tremendous growth in medical tourism has been witnessed thanks to the amount of money saved by having treatments conducted abroad over the last decade.
Emerging Trends in Mammography
Healthcare professionals agree that mammography can longer be used as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach and there are ongoing efforts to develop alternative modalities.
New Concepts in Oncologic Imaging
Recent literature supports the statement that AI will probably be adopted by radiologists to detect and characterise cancer.
Risk Communication in Medical Imaging
Research indicates that training Radiologists to make simple modifications in their language and behaviour during patient care, can significantly impact patient satisfaction.
Contrast Media in Radiology
Among adverse events to contrast media (CM), immediate hypersensitivity (IH) reactions raise the highest level of concern, since they may lead to severe anaphylactic shock.
Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischaemic Stroke in the UAE
Almost 85 per cent of strokes are ischaemic, resulting from a blood vessel becoming blocked. Brain tissue is then damaged from a lack of oxygen and nutrients.
New Horizons for Radiographers
Radiographers showed a strong desire to research, learn and innovate, and the dynamic and efficient technology development has helped to change their work.