Philips and du today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaboratively accelerate the critical, data-driven transformation of healthcare in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in support of the Dubai Health Strategy 2021.
This first-of-its-kind partnership will focus collective efforts on realizing value-based care by improving patient and healthcare professionals’ experiences, delivering better health outcomes, at a lower cost of care across the healthcare continuum.
In due course, the infrastructure provided by du and paired with Philips’ technological advancements will provide predictive analytics, data visualization, and reporting capabilities to healthcare workers. This winning combination will enable the local health system to access critical patient information, make split-second life-saving decisions, and prevent patient deterioration in general ward settings through early warning scores.
The vision of national leadership captured in the Dubai Health Strategy 2021, coupled with partnerships like that of du and Philips and substantial investments in artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and related technologies, have all facilitated the rapid pace of development and the transformation of healthcare in the UAE.
Going forward, the virtualization of healthcare and more widespread adoption of telehealth will play an increasing role in helping people to live healthily and cope with the disease, enabling care providers to meet people’s health needs, improve productivity, and ultimately deliver better outcomes.
“Bringing people and businesses together to unlock economic and social transformation has always been at the heart of our operations,” said Farid Faraidooni, Chief New Business & Innovation Office, du. “Although the pandemic undoubtedly altered this laser- focused approach temporarily, with business continuity and seamless connectivity for all our topmost priorities, recent events have also accelerated the pace of momentum to realize the digital transformation required to help people take better care of their health at every stage of life. As a leading national organization, we are proud to contribute to efforts in this direction and look forward to working with our partners at Philips to achieve our shared objectives in due course.”