Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE is planning to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into healthcare, media reports said. It has announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI).
With regard to the partnership with MBZUAI, Gareth Goodier, Group chief executive officer of SEHA told the media, “The integration of technology in the administrative and medical elements of healthcare is paving the way for a stronger healthcare ecosystem, introducing opportunities for streamlined processes, transformative research, elevated patient experience, and ultimately, a more cost-effective industry.
“The potential for AI in healthcare is vast, and by partnering with MBZUAI, we are committed to exploring its limitless possibilities in medical research, early detection and diagnosis, decision making, and treatment, as we strive towards fostering the foundations of a robust healthcare sector that meets the UAE’s community’s every need with world class, unparalleled expertise.
Recently, it was also reported that Abu Dhabi-based holding company ADQ is merging its healthcare support service entities, Rafed and Union71, within Pure Health. As per the agreement, ADQ will transfer its ownership to Pure Health and receive a stake in the new healthcare services provider.
In this context, Mohamed Hassan Alsuwaidi, chief executive officer of ADQ told the media, “This transaction provides a unique opportunity to create a platform for healthcare support services with greater scale and further synergies in delivering reliable and innovative medical screening and lab testing, medical equipment distribution and group purchasing organisation services.”