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Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

New MoU to boost technology-driven healthcare in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, May 14, 2024

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch the Global AI Healthcare Academy in the emirate, which it said will reinforce the emirate’s position as a leading destination for healthcare and life sciences, a report said.

The MoU, which was signed with Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (Mbzuai), and Core42, a G42 company offering AI solution, during Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week (ADGHW) taking place from May 13-15, seeks to establish a framework of collaboration to strengthen the emirate’s standing at the forefront of technology-enabled and data-driven healthcare systems, Emirates News Agency, WAM, said.

The new Global AI Healthcare Academy will provide an AI-trained workforce capable of advancing diagnostic and operational efficiency, significantly improving patient care, and streamlining healthcare processes.

In line with Abu Dhabi’s healthcare innovation ambitions, both parties will collaborate to launch the Global AI Healthcare Academy, establishing various courses tailored to advancing AI in healthcare.

It will also conduct mass training sessions, accommodating up to 100 attendees, for the Abu Dhabi healthcare workforce.

Selected participants from these sessions will have the opportunity to pursue more customised courses based on their specific line of work, covering vital subjects such as AI for radiology, cardiology, and more advanced data analytics and prediction techniques.

Tailored educational courses will target C-suite and operational staff as well, on the topics of AI in public health leadership.

The MoU was signed by Dr Rashed Obaid Al Suwaidi, Executive Director of Healthcare Workforce Planning Sector at DoH, Sultan Al Hajji, Vice President of Public Affairs and Alumni Relations at MBZUAI and Talal AlKaissi, Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Global Partnership Officer at Core42.

 




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