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Dubai to enhance use of smart technologies in healthcare

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The Dubai Health Authority announced the same on the occasion of the UAE Innovation Month 2021

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that it will further enhance the use of smart technologies in Dubai’s healthcare sector, media reports said. The same was announced on the occasion of the UAE Innovation Month 2021.

Dr. Manal Taryam, chief executive officer at Primary Healthcare Sector at the DHA told the media, “We are keen to use the latest health technologies with an aim to better both healthcare management and patient-centered care. Over the last few years, we have focused on home patient monitoring especially for elderly patients. We have also swiftly foraged into telemedicine.

“The use of technology for remote-patient monitoring is of particular importance in the current healthcare landscape of the world and we are keen to continue collaborating with firms locally and globally to implement healthcare technologies after an evidence-based analysis.”

It is reported that DHA is working with various firms to integrate technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) into healthcare. The DHA is exploring the use of an artificial intelligence-powered device for remote patient monitoring by collaborating with local startup Enpy. Also, DHA is expanding and adding newer specialisations to its Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine service.

Last year, it was reported that UAE’s healthcare expenditure is expected to reach $2.4 billion in 2025 and $3.6 billion by 2030. This is according to a research report released by Colliers International Healthcare Analysis. According to the research report, UAE’s healthcare expenditure has grown at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8 percent between 2011 and 2019.

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