Ahmed El Sherif

dubai health authority

Credit: Dubai Media Office

By  Ahmed El Sherif 06:20 am March 2, 2021
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has revealed plans to “enhance” its use of smart health technology, exploring remote-patient monitoring in the first instance. To coincide with the occasion of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Innovates 2021, the authority said that it is currently collaborating with Enpy, a Dubai-based startup that specialises in medical artificial Intelligence (AI), to consider the...
COVID-19, artificial intelligence, Laipac Technology, YAS Pharmaceuticals, Pure Health, IOMT

Credit: Laipac Technology

By  Ahmed El Sherif 08:42 am February 23, 2021
Two UAE-based health companies have partnered with Canada’s Laipac Technology to launch the “world’s first” artificial intelligence (AI)-powered rapid COVID-19 antigen test. YAS Pharmaceuticals and Pure Health will be working with the Ontario-based Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) specialist to provide an “intelligent and innovative way to deploy technologies to better protect the health of...
Emirates, TrustOne, Covid

Credit: Emirates

By  Ahmed El Sherif 08:26 am February 5, 2021
As Dubai tightens restrictions ​following a surge in cases of COVID-19​, its largest airline and flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates is introducing new measures to facilitate international travel. Earlier this week, Emirates ​announced it has partnered​ with ​GE Digital Aviation Software​ and ​TE FOOD​ to trial ​TrustOne​, a smartphone app that automates medical screenings of a company’s...
COVID-19, Abu Dhabi, saliva test

Credit: Abu Dhabi Department of Health

By  Ahmed El Sherif 11:31 am January 26, 2021
Abu Dhabi has approved three new COVID-19 tests for use in hospital emergency rooms and urgent care centres in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital. This latest introduction comes as new cases of the coronavirus surge in the country. Announced by the Department of Health (DoH), Abu Dhabi via the Abu Dhabi Media Office, the new antigen, reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal...
 home-monitoring devices, mobile technology

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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...