Ahmed El Sherif

 home-monitoring devices, mobile technology

Credit: Emirates News Agency

By Ahmed El Sherif 01:47 am October 17, 2020
A new study exploring the effectiveness of virtual health follow-ups using home-monitoring devices and mobile technology is currently being conducted by the Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC) with the support of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in the United Arab Emirates. Running until the end of December, the study is being carried out in collaboration with Cognitive Healthcare International (CHI), a...
By Ahmed El Sherif 11:08 am September 30, 2020
A non-healthtech startup has become the first of its kind to offer on-demand polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abu Dhabi-based, Rizek, which specialises in booking personal and home services – such as DIY, tutoring, and beauty and wellness – has now added coronavirus testing to its roster of services. While on-demand, at-home PCR testing has...

Credit: ADTC

By Ahmed El Sherif 08:29 am September 4, 2020
Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre (ADTC) has revealed it has successfully renewed its data certification for 2020, following its achievement of obtaining its “highest-ever” audit score. The centre scored 98.7% during its virtual audit by JAWDA, the healthcare quality index developed by the Department of Health (DoH) Abu Dhabi. A joint venture between the UAE’s Mubadala Development Company PJSC and...

CREDITL Al Zahra Hospital Dubai

By Ahmed El Sherif 05:08 am August 21, 2020
Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital has introduced Artificial Intelligence-powered platforms to its range of communication and appointment booking offerings, the company has announced. The services have been developed in partnership with the intelligent commerce and customer service software provider, Novomind MEA. “AI has been at the forefront of most information technology advancements, bringing with it...

CREDIT: NanoScent

By Ahmed El Sherif 04:40 am August 21, 2020
Abu Dhabi’s G42 Healthcare has signed a preliminary agreement with Israel’s NanoScent to develop, distribute, and manufacture a COVID-19 test that can detect positive cases of the coronavirus from exhaled nasal air, the UAE state news agency WAM has reported. Named Scent Check, the device works by reportedly detecting “a combination of volatile organic compounds – or ‘VOC Signature’,” from...

CREDIT: Bahrain News Agency

By Ahmed El Sherif 04:29 am August 21, 2020
Bahrain’s National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) has announced plans to establish a track and trace electronic system to monitor the supply chain of medicines in the Kingdom. This new system will reportedly cover the entire process, from factory of origin to final patient.  The NHRA stated that the platform was to ensure that medicines – including controlled substances – are dispensed...

Credit: G42 Healthcare 

By Ahmed El Sherif 02:15 am August 17, 2020
G42 Healthcare has announced a volunteer healthcare management programme with US wearable technology firm WHOOP to monitor the health and fitness of those taking part in the company’s COVID-19 vaccine trials.  Volunteers participating in the world’s first Phase III trials of the COVID-19 vaccine are being offered the WHOOP Strap 3.0 fitness tracker in order to measure key biometrics during the...
By Ahmed El Sherif 08:02 am July 28, 2020
A leading healthcare operator in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recruited the San Jose-headquartered Automation Anywhere to provide artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software bots to its systems. Its aim is to “improve patient care and automate end-to-end business processes” during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) UAE – which runs three tertiary care operating...

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By Ahmed El Sherif 10:01 am July 7, 2020
A Sharjah-based healthcare company has announced its latest venture; what it is dubbing the “Middle East’s first e-hospital”. Mulk Healthcare, which is part of the UAE’s Mulk Holdings International, has unveiled its digital hospital project designed to bring “disruptive futuristic healthcare solutions to consumers of the GCC,” it said in a statement. Launching as a downloadable app this August,...

Credit: Etihad

By Ahmed El Sherif 08:22 am June 25, 2020
Etihad Airways has launched a COVID-19 risk assessment tool that will “empower guests to make informed decisions about travelling,” it announced in a statement. The national airline of the United Arab Emirates partnered with Vienna-based healthcare technology company Medicus AI to provide this offering. The tool works by guiding would-be Etihad travellers through a 22-question assessment that’s...