Dubai Health Authority participates in UAE Innovation Month 2020
Monday, 02 24 2020, Category: Health, Country: U.A.E
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Community members and those interested in the field of innovation can visit the DHA stand at UAE innovates or the DHA’s Innovation Centre as DHA celebrates UAE Innovation Month 2020.
Mai Al Dossari, Director of Health Innovation Centre at DHA says, “Innovation in the field of healthcare is particularly important because it can directly improve patient care, outcomes and enhance patient convenience. At the same, it can lead to better efficiencies and reduced costs in the healthcare sector.
“At the Innovation Centre, one of our recent achievements we are proud of is a full-fledged 3D printing lab. So far, we have already provided more than fifteen 3D printed models to surgeons at DHA hospitals who requested for patient specific anatomical models allowing them to conduct detailed pre-operative analysis.
“The 3D Lab has supported DHA’s surgeons across various specialties. DHA’s maxillofacial surgeons used 3D models of patients’ jaws and skulls for visual reference during surgery and intra-operative monitoring in certain complex cases.
“The Cardiology team at Rashid Hospital used 3D models to pre-operatively plan and test the fitting of Trans Aortic Valve Implants. Hatta Hospital’s Orthopedics department has used patient specific 3D printed models of knees and shoulders to enhance planning for complex reconstruction surgeries.”
In addition to the 3D printing lab, the DHA will also discuss its plans to include robotic surgeries for orthopedic cases such as fractures of spinal cord and for brain strokes.
During the 5-day event, DHA will discuss various topics with esteemed speakers. These include discussions on AI in healthcare, the journey from an idea to start-up. During the 5-day event, DHA will discuss various topics with esteemed speakers. These include discussions on AI in healthcare, the journey from an idea to start-up. DHA has set-up a special session with Austronaut Hazza Al Mansouri on the UAE Astronaut Programme. Al Dossari says, “Innovation and smart technology is the future of healthcare and we will focus on these two fields to fulfil our mission to build a happier and healthier community.”