News
29/12/2017

State-of-the-art German healthcare solutions presented in the UAE

The export initiative for the German healthcare industry, HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY, has held seminars in Abu Dhabi and Dubai about digitalization of healthcare and artificial intelligence (AI). The aim of the programs in November were to show local healthcare policy decision makers how patients in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can benefit from what German digital health and IT have to offer.  

The German Ambassador
The German Ambassador
© German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK)
The German Ambassador

The UAE are becoming one of the most significant regional providers of healthcare. At the same time, rising costs have led the Emirates to seek to improve efficiency with the ultimate aim of modernizing its healthcare system. Solutions that rely on state-of-the-art technologies, such as digitalization and AI, will likely play a large role in implementation of these plans. To pursue this, the UAE has become the first country in the world to set up a Ministry of Artificial Intelligence, which is led by Omar Al Olama. 

In response to increased interest in digital and AI solutions HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY travelled to the region in November to promote dialogue between decision makers in the UAE and technology providers in Germany. Experts, users and company representatives from both countries took part in the events, which were supported by the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK).

Presenters from Germany and the Emirates introduced the challenges currently facing both countries and how digital applications can contribute to efficient and cost-effective healthcare solutions. Among these were digital health management, intelligent instrument management in the operating room, and "Deep Learning" in pathology. Other topics were mobile rehabilitation and digitally supported therapies in orthopedics and neurology, as well as training for personnel.

The participants were greatly interested in examples of the technology shown in operation, as was reflected in the lively question and answer sessions afterwards. The seminars held by HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY left local participants well-informed about what technology made-in-Germany has to offer in terms of commitment to innovation and quality in healthcare.       

  • Dr. Sameera Al Obeidli, Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre (participant)Dr. Sameera Al Obeidli, Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre (participant)
    © German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK)
  • Discussions between presenters and participants Discussions between presenters and participants
    © German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK)
  • The auditorium The auditorium
    © German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK)
Dr. Sameera Al Obeidli, Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre (participant)Discussions between presenters and participants The auditorium

Agendas of the events in Abu Dhabi and Dubai can be found here. 

Presentations

  • Introducing German Expertise in Digital Health, Stefanie Zenk, Senior Manager, HEALTH MADE IN GERMANY, Germany Trade & Invest
  • Healthcare and the Importance of Artificial Intelligence in the German Market, Prof. Dr. Peter Hufnagl, Head of Dept. of Digital Pathology and IT, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany (vertreten durch Markus Schröder, NEST)
  • Germany as an innovative Start up hub, Ywes Israel, Investment Manager, bmp, Germany
  • Digitalization of material and surgical instruments´ workflow for Operating Theatres and CSSD, Armin Schorer, CEO, ASANUS
  • Innovative Digital Solutions in the fields of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, Prof. Dr. Clayton Kraft, Chairman, Helios Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Prof. Dr. Rudolf Laumer, Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Alfried Krupp Hospital, Dana Glöß, Project/Organisational Development, inoges, Germany
  • Building Competencies: Digital Know-how in Trainings, Mareike Mohr, Director Business Development, Inoges and Dr. Robert Schäfer, German Medical Association, Germany
  • Dubai’s Health Innovation Strategy, Dr. Osama Elhassan, Head of e-Health Section, Dubai Healthcare Authority, UAE
  • Siemens Healthineers´ Contribution to Digitalization, Mohammad Ghazi, Business Manager, Digital Health Services, UAE
  • Pilot Project IBM Watson for Oncology, Ingo Pischetsrieder, Director Digitalization and Innovation, Daman National Health Insurance
  • Mobile Doctors 24 -7, Nidhi Rodrigues, Vice President, UAE