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Dubai Future Council for Health and Wellbeing discusses implementation of AI technology in healthcare

9/26/2019
The Dubai Future Council for Health and Wellbeing—one of the 13 Dubai Future Councils- stressed the importance of keeping pace with the latest developments and advances in health sector and employing the best technologies including artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance health and wellbeing in Dubai. During its 3rd meeting, which was chaired by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the council recommended implementing technology in the health sector and disseminating this technology to keep pace with the international development of the sector. The council referenced its successful experience in implementing AI technology in diabetes retinopathy across its health facilities and directed to organise workshops on how to employ AI in the health sector for specialists in the field. The council stressed the importance of strengthening relationships between the public and private sector to implement innovative initiatives and projects to enhance Dubai’s healthcare sector, find solutions to future challenges and adopt latest smart applications and technologies to provide residents with quality services that will ultimately improve their quality of life. Al Qutami said that the Dubai Future Council for Health and Wellbeing aims to have a futuristic vision and implement projects and smart initiatives in line with the directives of the emirate and its future aspirations towards excellence. He added that the council aims to enhance Dubai’s healthcare sector and create an innovative modern healthcare model that meets the needs of Dubai’s residents, finds solutions to future challenges and adopts the latest international smart applications and technologies to provide residents with quality services that will ultimately improve their quality of life.
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