DUBAI, 22nd February, 2018 (WAM) — As part of the Dubai Health Authority’s, DHA, participation in the UAE Innovation Month 2018, the authority will be showcasing some of the latest innovations and achievements in healthcare at the DHA’s Innovation Hub from 22nd to 28th February at City Walk, Dubai.
The UAE Innovation Month, which is the largest celebration of its kind that seeks to celebrate the best in ideas on innovation from the government and private sectors as well as from the public, is being organised under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA, said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s directives to extend the UAE Innovation Week to a month in 2018, is a testimonial to the success of this initiative, which promotes a healthy competitive environment between different entities that strive to provide quality services that achieve customer satisfaction.
Al Qutami added that the innovation month provides the authority with an opportunity to interact with the public to not only display their services but also exchange experiences and ideas with participating organisations.
The DHA will be showcasing a number of initiatives including Dubai Genome, which aims to map the genomes of the entire population (including residents) and use artificial intelligence to analyse genetic data to change the face of medical care through personalised medicine and prior detection of individuals at risk.
The Moving Lab initiative is a high-tech mobile laboratory that can visit people of determination, the elderly and patients who live in remote areas to get medical tests done, saving them time and effort.
The Consultation Station initiative is a mobile consultation room that replicates a medical doctor’s office, allowing physicians to perform live reliable consultations that include check-ups and monitoring of acute and chronic diseases, hence providing patients easy and convenient access to healthcare.
The Physiotherapy Sensors is a wireless motion capture technology that consists of highly precise wearable motion sensors that provide real-time visualisations of motor functions in patients. It reduces the overall healthcare costs and demonstrates improved outcomes by delivering interactive care to patients.
The Salem Innovative Centre initiative will see the use of artificial intelligence for fast image analysis, automated reports and improved clinical efficiency across the radiology departments of the DHA’s medical fitness centres.
The Smart Headache Clinic is an extension to the two multidisciplinary headache clinics in Nad Al Hamar Health Centre and Al Barsha Health Centre, launched by the DHA last year, to follow-up with existing patients through telemedicine using a RoboDoc.