UAE, US children’s hospital signs agreement on health information technology

Thu 01-02-2018 17:08 PM

DUBAI, 1st February, 2018 (WAM) — Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital has entered into an agreement with Children’s National Medical Centre in Washington D.C. to form a health information technology strategic partnership.

The signing was finalised during Arab Health 2018 the region’s leading exhibition on healthcare.


As part of the agreement, Children’s National, one of the world’s leading children’s health organisations, will utilise their experience, practice and resources to serve in a strategic advisory role. It will guide Al Jalila Children’s in effectively using health information technology to deliver the highest quality of care for children across the GCC and the region.

Children’s National is recognised for its innovation in paediatric research and care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional, national and international levels. It is also home to the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Paediatric Surgical Innovation.

Dr. Mohamed Alawadhi, Chief Operating Officer of Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital, said, “As the only children’s hospital in the UAE and one among the few in the Middle East, we are constantly striving to provide the best possible care for patients and this includes excellence in service delivery and subsequent patient satisfaction.

“At Al Jalila Children’s, we have adopted global industry-best practices for information technology and with the signing of this agreement with Children’s National, we aim to achieve a robust system with advanced and proven evidence-based paediatric care clinical pathways that will assist in providing high-level medical care to children in the UAE and the region.”

Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children’s National, said, “As a premier provider of paediatric health services in Washington D.C. for almost 150 years, Children’s National is pleased to enter into this new collaboration with Al Jalila Children’s to support the best patient-centred health information technology and ensure the health and well-being of children throughout the UAE. Through this collaboration, we hope to push discovery and impact paediatric medicine in innovative ways.”

WAM/Nour Salman

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