Emirates Health Services (EHS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens Healthineers to strengthen mutual cooperation with a focus on medical excellence, improving productivity, and innovation in various healthcare services.
As part of the MoU, the two parties agreed to support innovation in the field of healthcare in cooperation with the Siemens Healthineers Innovation Think Tank (ITT) by launching specialized innovation trainings to develop and standardize institutional innovation.
In addition, an innovation center will be integrated to provide the necessary infrastructure and support for the development and testing of ideas.
Dr. Yousif Al Serkal, Director-General of EHS underscored that this MOU is an extension of a series of agreements and memoranda of understanding signed by EHS with local authorities, institutions, and companies in the healthcare sector.
“The exchange of expertise and experiences promoted by the memorandum of understanding comes as part of our objectives of working to develop the national healthcare workforce and empower local capabilities which will support in providing high-quality healthcare services. In addition to the need to invest in capacity building, this MOU would enhance the efficiency of medical devices and equipment for the provision of state-of-the-art clinical services.”
Based on this MoU, Siemens Healthineers will organize ITT training programs, provide guidance and follow-up of innovation projects, provide specially designed and prepared schemes for these projects, in addition to working with EHS on joint publications and funding requests and involving them in global innovation events.
“Emirates Health Services is now among the growing number of prestigious institutions worldwide participating in the Innovation Think Tank program. Building on their impressive expertise, this program will allow EHS to explore their intrinsic creativity and diversity to encourage out-of-the-box thinking, ultimately creating an innovation infrastructure and addressing local challenges in our region, which will improve patients’ lives,” commented Mr. Ole Per Maloy, CEO of Siemens Healthineers Middle East and Southern & Eastern Africa.