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August 2, 2017

“DHA” launches 2nd smart pharmacy with a dispensing and prescribing robot at Dubai Hospital

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated on Wednesday a smart pharmacy with a robot for dispensing and prescribing medication in Dubai Hospital.

This is the first-of-its-kind smart pharmacy in the Middle East and a second of its kind in the DHA, as the authority launched a smart pharmacy at Rashid Hospital last January.

The robot can store up to 35,000 medicines and dispenses around 12 prescriptions in less than one minute.

The robot dispenses the prescribed medication with a click of a bottom based on a barcode, minimising any human error.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA announced that the [...]

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June 8, 2017

UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention partners with Jafza to develop pharmaceutical sector

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Jafza, a DP World company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in the country.

The Memorandum was signed at Jafza head office by Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under Secretary of Public Health and Licensing Policy at the Ministry of Health and Protection and Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO Jafza and Senior Vice President and General Manager of DP World, UAE Region. Senior Ministry and Jafza officials were also present.

Under the agreement, Jafza will develop details for the licensing of pharmaceutical factories within the Free Zone and help them [...]

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June 3, 2017

WPP’s Data Alliance & Crossix Solutions announce U.S. partnership

WPP’s Data Alliance and Crossix Solutions announced a U.S. partnership by which WPP operating companies can leverage the best-in-class suite of rich healthcare data and analytics solutions from Crossix for audience segmentation and insights, creative and media planning, campaign measurement and cross-channel optimization.

Driven by a shared commitment to innovation and the ability to leverage their respective data assets and technology in unique ways, the relationship also supports the WPP Health & Wellness strategic agenda by providing WPP companies more efficient access to healthcare data insights and solutions.

Crossix’s Distributed Data Network (DDN) technology [...]

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February 19, 2017

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein Inaugurates CCC at Mediclinic City Hospital

On behalf of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed, inaugurated Mediclinic City Hospital’s new Comprehensive Cancer Centre (CCC), Dubai’s most advanced facility for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

As part of the inauguration, HRH Princess Haya toured the Centre alongside Maya Tissafi, Ambassador of Switzerland to the UAE, David Hadley, CEO of Mediclinic Middle East, Dr. Tarek Fathey, COO, Ahmed Ali, Executive Director and Christian Schuhmacher, Director of Mediclinic City Hospital. Also in [...]

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February 19, 2017

Hamdan bin Mohammed approves the implementation phases of mandatory health insurance in Dubai

Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum endorsed the Executive Council Resolution No (6) of 2017 pertaining to the implementation phases of mandatory health insurance in Dubai.

The Resolution defined the implementation phases for beneficiaries, entities responsible for providing the service and the deadlines for implementation. The Resolution stated that the Government of Dubai is responsible for providing health insurance coverage for UAE nationals from 1 June 2015 and employers are responsible for providing health insurance coverage for expatriate employees from 1 January 2014.

The [...]

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December 28, 2016

Internet of Things Set to Go Mainstream in GCC Hospitals, says IDC Health Insights

The internet of things (IoT) is rapidly gaining momentum within the healthcare industry of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. According to IDC Health Insights, there has been a steady rise in IoT initiatives over recent years, and in some usage scenarios, IoT services are maturing rapidly toward mainstream deployment. The firm projects IoT spending by healthcare providers across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) to surpass $500 million in 2016, and increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.7% over the 2016‒2020 period. The GCC will be one of the fastest-growing regions within MEA, with IDC Health Insights forecasting that IoT spending in the GCC will grow by [...]

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December 27, 2016

DHCC establishes Emirates Reference Laboratory

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) announced the launch of the Emirates Reference Laboratory (ERL) under the directives of Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

In line with HH Sheikh Mohammed’s vision, the laboratory, which is a key part of DHCC, will provide UAE and GCC patients with access to efficient, reliable and cost-effective pathology testing services, in addition to specialized services that are currently unavailable in the region. Dr. Ali Ridha Al Hashimi will oversee the establishment of the ERL, and comes highly recommended for his wealth of experience in this area. He currently holds the [...]

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December 12, 2016

Hamdan bin Rashid to honour Medical Award winners

The 15 winners of the 9th Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences will be honoured by the patron of the award, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, on Wednesday, 14th December, in a ceremony to be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Sheikhs, officials and representative of the healthcare sector will be in attendance.

The 9th Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences will be organised from 14th to 16th December to coincide with the award ceremony.

The conference will focus on gastroenterology, and colon, [...]

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