The key is to continue to pursue preventive health care

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A large hospital should be patient-focused, employ highly experienced, knowledgeable and caring clinical and support staff who are willing to invest in cutting-edge medical technology to improve patient care outcomes, instill a culture of excellent individualized care in all of its services to generate faith and trust each patient and provide the best quality medical care. It must do all of this with compassion and ethics, through transparent, effective and empowering communication for patients.

American Hospital Dubai ticks each of these boxes.

The flagship division of Dubai-based Mohammad & Obaid AlMulla Group, the 252-bed hospital, located in the heart of Dubai in Oud Metha, is recognized as a leading healthcare facility providing world-class, cutting-edge primary care focused on technology, selected secondary and tertiary medical care for people in the UAE, the region and the world.

Member of the Mayo Clinic Network (MCNM) with many international accreditations to its name – it was the first hospital in the Middle East to receive prestigious JCI accreditation in May 2000 – American Hospital Dubai attracts some of the best medical professionals across spectrum.

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The hospital places the highest value on innovation and research in the medical sciences to continually improve treatments and care delivery methodologies and its investment in artificial intelligence (AI) for improved healthcare solutions has placed it at the forefront of pioneering health establishments in the region.

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In partnership with Cerner, the global healthcare company, American Hospital Dubai launched the region’s first AI research center in 2020. This initiative aims to harness data from electronic health records (EHRs) Cerner along with its clinical AI and advanced data analysis tools to create centers of excellence in a range of treatment areas.

The partnership reflects American Hospital Dubai’s commitment to the UAE’s vision and strategy to fully integrate AI into medical services to minimize the burden of chronic disease. It also reaffirms the fundamental purpose of American Hospital Dubai: to continually improve patient care outcomes and empower individuals to proactively manage their health.

American Hospital Dubai has earned its distinction as a multi-specialist in complex diseases by launching a group of regional centers of excellence in various specialties in heart health, cancer, diabetes and other conditions to deliver exceptional results through medical services niche and health programs.

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On World Health Day, Dr Maroun El Khoury, Head of the Center of Excellence in Oncology, tells GN Focus how the American Hospital in Dubai is helping to build a healthy population in the UAE.

The theme for this year’s World Health Day is Building a Fairer and Healthier World. What areas should the UAE focus on to promote good health among its people?

UAE is focusing on tackling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), cancer rates, smoking, etc. These are among its top priorities and we are making good progress. The country is also boosting preventive health care through the integration of smart technologies – telemedicine, robotic surgeries and the use of AI – as well as expanding urban amenities for people to adopt healthy habits such as walking, cycling, jogging and yoga. The UAE must continue to put in place preventive health care, which is essential to reduce disease statistics.

People have put health concerns on the back burner during the pandemic. What do you recommend?

Putting health care first is extremely important because a healthy individual is the cornerstone of a healthy society, which is the foundation of a prosperous nation. American Hospital Dubai has always understood the importance of preventative care and we strive to educate and empower people to take charge of their own health through year round campaigns, community initiatives and communication strategies.

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How does the American Hospital in Dubai plan to mark World Health Day?

American Hospital Dubai believes that every day is a day of commitment to the pursuit of excellence in healthcare. Our total commitment to putting the needs of the patient first has motivated us to constantly raise the bar in medical innovation, research and technology, and AI-powered healthcare solutions.

We do not limit ourselves to simply following the best practices of care delivery: we are launching our own best practices, which include investing in highly specialized centers for the treatment of complex diseases, creating centers of excellence in such as cancer, heart, diabetes and joint replacements. , paving the way for robotic surgeries in the region, and opening the region’s first AI-based health research center.

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