Launched Dubai On the road to becoming a smart city with healthcare provision as its priority, it has now unveiled a smart hospital in Dubai Silicon Oasis.
The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and Fakih Healthcare Group announced the start of a reception Fakih University Smart Hospital For patients in the latest health facilities in Dubai Silicon Oasis.
The official opening of all departments of the integrated smart hospital, which has been completed with investments equivalent to 1.5 billion dirhams, and extends over an area of one million square feet, is scheduled to take place in early 2021.
The cost of 1.5 billion dirhams indicates a willingness to invest in technology to boost smart healthcare.
Patients are supposed to have tablets in their room to communicate with medical staff and control their surroundings, which ensures social distancing.
The hospital’s app allows doctors to monitor their patients ’progress around the clock, through the control center.
In addition to the departments devoted to treating specific health problems, including cardiovascular disease, a team at Fakih is being trained in the use of technical tools to perform organ transplants.
About 12 operating rooms were developed in the hospital in Germany before being assembled in Dubai, and international technology companies, such as: Philips, Cisco and Siemens, joined partnerships to provide the smart hospital with medical technology solutions.
Dubai hosted 55,000 healthcare professionals from 159 countries at Arab Health 2020, with more than 4,000 companies showcasing healthcare innovations supported by technology.
The constant pressure for smart infrastructure and the constant flow of visitors has gotten part of Dubai’s high-tech response to the epidemic, making it the sixth medical tourism destination in the world.
Other initiatives on offer include the first virtual hospital in the Middle East, which is operated with video conferencing and monitoring tools for remote examination while patients can stay at home.
Smart ambulances, which can convert signals across the road to green and transmit data in real time to hospitals, are also slated to arrive on UAE roads.
The UAE was praised for its rapid integration of technology-based innovations into healthcare infrastructure and for containing the spread of the Coronavirus in a timely manner.
Mobile applications were used to track infected and suspected patients, and artificial intelligence was used to collect data to provide doctors with information to make faster decisions and better diagnoses in the future.
The UAE currently leads the smart hospital market in the Middle East, with an annual growth rate of 13 percent, and hospitals like Al Qasimi in Sharjah are using robots to remove tumors.