Dubai, UAE: Opening its doors to visitors and industry experts from around the world, Digital Health Live Event 2015, is the world’s first interactive digital healthcare conference and exhibition. The event is set to get industry and public pulses racing as it marks the pinnacle of a new era in digital healthcare.
Making its debut, the three-day event welcomed Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Al Maidoor was accompanied by the event’s organizer Dr. Tamer Shahin, Nuviun’s CEO, Omran Al Hashemi, Chief Innovations Officer and Erfan Al Hashemi, Chief Strategies Officer and a number of high-ranking officials.
During the tour, Al Maidoor experienced first-hand the future of healthcare technology, including the advanced digital home of tomorrow. He tried the smart mirror that can display BMI, blood pressure and analyze one’s mood. He also tested the intelligent fridge that, depending on the ingredients present, can recommend recipes, offer calorie information, tell you what to eat according to dietary requirements, as well as warning the user when they are running low on certain ingredients.
Looking at the broader implications of digital healthcare on the nation’s healthcare infrastructure and societal benefits, the expo also showcases technologies in Digital Hospitals and Digital Cities. The large-scale impact of health technologies can have far-reaching benefits for citizens and healthcare systems. Digital healthcare encourages different technologies to talk to one another, driving continuity of care, reducing care gaps and ensuring preventative care is initiated earlier.
Speaking at the event, that is aimed to be a platform to spur a digital health revelation in the UAE, Al Maidoor said: “Digital Health Live marks a major milestone for the UAE, positioning us at the forefront of healthcare innovation in the region. The joint collaboration allows us to not only experience new technologies, but also to talk candidly with healthcare and IT leaders on the real issues affecting our society and healthcare systems.” Dr. Tamer Shahin said advancements in digital health technologies is the way forward and not only helps in the advancement of the health sector and better patient outcomes but also helps stimulate UAE’s inbound and outbound medical tourism sector.
“The benefit of digital healthcare and medical tourism is two-fold. Advancement in technology in our home country helps in the growth of medical tourism and is beneficial for both residents and visitors as they have access to high level of healthcare services.” he said.
© Emirates News Agency (WAM) 2015.May 2015