DHA to implement smart healthcare technologies to foster remote patient monitoring

By Amirtha P S, Trainee Reporter
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The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has revealed its plans to boost the use of smart health technologies to strengthen its services on the occasion of UAE Innovation Month 2021.

Recently, DHA has partnered with Enpy, a Dubai-based startup firm, to explore the use of AI-powered devices for remote patient monitoring. The company specializing in medical artificial intelligence has designed the non-invasive innovative medical device.

According to a statement of DHA, the authority is also working to expand and add newer specializations to its Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine service.

DHA Innovation Centre

During the visit to the DHA’s Innovation Centre, Awadh Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority highlighted the significance of promoting a culture of innovation, especially in the health sector of the country.

Mr.Al Ketbi further added that the DHA will continue to focus on research, innovation and implementation of smart technologies in all aspects of healthcare delivery and management. At the same time, the authority will also continue its focus on medical education and specializations in the sector.

Further, DHA is also planning to implement such technologies across its primary healthcare centers to enhance its remote patient monitoring initiatives that target to ensure patients stay on track with their health, and aid in early detection. It will also help healthcare professionals by offering them important patient data to ensure regular follow-up.

Dr. Manal Taryam
Dr. Manal Taryam
CEO
Primary Healthcare Sector – DHA

“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.”

Epsy’s medical device  

Epsy’s innovative all-in-one non-invasive medical device is an advanced AI-powered healthcare guide at home. The device can be connected with a smartphone application to measure vital signs. The device combines integrated medical sensors, embedded electronics, and a unique user-interface to help users make the best decisions for their health.

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