DUBAI, 26th February, 2019 (WAM) — In collaboration with Monash University, Australia, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, organised a conference on “Health Innovation Accelerators”. The conference was held at the Learning and Development Centre in Sharjah, as part of the UAE Month of Innovation’s events under the slogan, ‘Innovate for Health’.
The conference witnessed the participation of Saqr Al Hemeiri, Chief Innovation Officer, Learning and Development Centre Director in Sharjah, lecturers in the innovation field, digital health, information technology and Artificial Intelligence, AI, in addition to a number of technicians and doctors.
Al Hemeiri said, “The conference comes in line with MoHAP’s strategy, which aims at enhancing the culture of innovation in the institutional work environment, developing modern systems for innovation management, promoting and building capabilities in the health innovation field.”
“Also, the conference represents an occasion for showcasing the innovations in fields of the advanced innovative technology, and the role of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare and virtual hospitals, in addition to discussing the effective innovation elements and the latest innovative technologies, as well as education and healthcare technology platforms and addition of future skills in health education,” he added.
Al Hemeiri elaborated, “The participants discussed the role of technology and Artificial Intelligence in terms of supporting and developing healthcare, specifically in the prevention and early detection of chronic diseases. The experts showcased Monash University’s experience in the field of virtual hospitals to provide healthcare services that are based on remote patient’s needs.”
Two workshops have been organised, on the sidelines of the conference, on the virtual hospitals and application of AI in healthcare.
The activities agenda in the Month of Innovation, organised by the Learning and Development Centre, has witnessed the launching of a number of projects, such as Innovation Strategy, Khorfakkan Dentistry Specialised Centre, besides three conferences on innovation in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, CPR, nursing and health innovation accelerators.
Moreover, the agenda featured Hackathon Contest for Programmers, interactive lectures and workshops on researches and future of medical professions, in addition to innovation exhibition in both healthcare and medical education fields.