A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between, the regulator of the Healthcare Sector in Abu Dhabi known as Abu Dhabi, the Department of Health (DoH), Pure Health, which also happens to be the largest integrated healthcare platform in the UAE, and G42 Healthcare, which is the Abu Dhabi-based leading health tech company, in order to establish the Centre of Digital Health (CDH) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi, Under-Secretary of DoH, Shaista Asif, Group COO of Pure Health, and Mansoor Al Mansoori, Group COO of G42, signed the MoU in the presence of Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of DoH.
All the partners will launch the CDH jointly in the emirate, in the light of this MoU, and under the administration of DoH. They will use Malaffi, which is the first Health Information Exchange platform in the region and the Shafafeya platform, to maximise the advantage in order to collect, process and analyse healthcare and patient data.
Dr. Al Kaabi said, “Under the directives of our wise leadership, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi continues to solidify Abu Dhabi’s position as a life science incubator and a regional and international digital health destination, thanks to its advanced infrastructure and digital capabilities. Through this joint venture, we look forward to harnessing health data according to the highest standards of information security to further enhance healthcare outcomes in the Emirate and provide quality healthcare to all community members,” ADGMO stated.
The intention of the centre is to create strong data platforms and increase the rate of digital services that makes the healthcare sector more impressive and represent the emirate as a leading digital healthcare destination.
The CDH intends to integrate the latest AI technologies and big data that will help in decision-making processes, creating policies, conducting scientific and clinical research, as well as real-world evidence.
The government entities, healthcare providers, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, academia and research institutions, and start-ups, among others, are the relevant bodies to whom the services of the centre will be provided.
Under the guidance of the DoH, the CDH will adopt international best practices to make sure the privacy and security of patients’ records are maintained.
Shaista Asif said, “In the ever-evolving healthcare sector, the importance of data analytics cannot be over-emphasised. At Pure Health, we are constantly working towards achieving Technological Singularity,” according to ADGMO.
“As we evolve ourselves to leverage the compute power that is increasing in quantum leaps and make AI-based outcomes a norm, the Centre of Digital Health (CDH) will be a key pillar for Pure Health. The centre will enable our drive to improve health outcomes through pre-emptive detection, predictive diagnostics and personalised medicine,” he added.
Under this collaboration, DoH Abu Dhabi and G42 Healthcare will take combined efforts to develop solutions that provide value to various healthcare ecosystem participants from patients, providers, payers, regulators, pharma and beyond.
G42 Healthcare will use its proprietary HealthSight platform to unite the multimodal healthcare datasets and enable insight generation through advanced analytics and machine learning.
Ashish Koshy, Chief Executive Officer of G42 Healthcare, said, “The range of solutions we are developing will not only help achieve the primary goal of healthcare such as better outcomes through patient-centric care but will also enable a reduction in the cost of care, and improved experience for patients and care staff including physicians and nurses,” ADGMO stated.
To enhance patient experience and improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes in Abu Dhabi, Malaffi recently announced that all public and private hospitals in the emirate will be connected to the platform.