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  • DHA Launches The ‘Salem’ Medical Fitness And Occupational Screening System & A New Medical Fitness Center In The Jumeirah Lake Towers
    The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the ‘Salem’ medical fitness and occupational screening system on Wednesday during the inauguration of the Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) Medical Fitness Center. The new system, which has been integrated to all medical fitness centers in Dubai will reduce customer’s waiting time, minimize human intervention to almost zero and make blood test and x-ray results available electronically. The move is of significant importance given the vast number of people who require medical fitness services. In 2015, total number of people who visited Dubai Health Authority run medical fitness centers were 2,051,802. Of these 843,085 were…
    Written on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 05:34 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Dubai Health Authority Signs MoU With New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that it plans to establish an International Centre of Cardiology in Dubai in collaboration with New York Presbyterian Hospital, which is one of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority signed an MoU with New York Presbyterian Hospital during his official tour of the USA where he met with several high-level healthcare officials from several health institutions and organizations. Following the MoU signing, Al Qutami, said: “Dubai Health Authority is aware of the growing demand for its specialized health services…
    Written on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 05:14 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • 2nd Phase Of Electronic Medical Record Project Goes Live Across Several DHA Health Facilities
    Patients who visit certain DHA health facilities will now find that their medical record is available electronically, eliminating the need for manual files and ensuring that if they visit multiple DHA health facilities they still have only one unified medical record. This is possible as the second phase of the Dubai Health Authority’s ( DHA’s) much-anticipated Salama project went live last week. The DHA’s IT department has unified about 1.4 million records and more than 112 million transactions have passed through this system during the first phase which took place in April. Subsequently, from then on, until now, 115,181 new…
    Written on Thursday, 17 August 2017 06:29 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Berkshire Medical Center RNs File Unfair Labor Practice Charge Over Hospital's Refusal To Provide Health Insurance Data
    iPMI Magazine Hospital and Clinic News: The registered nurses of Berkshire Medical Center, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, have filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board against BMC citing management's months long refusal to provide information necessary to negotiate over health insurance, which is a mandatory subject of bargaining under federal labor law. "As nurses we provide much of the health care at our hospital. We are simply looking to negotiate affordable, quality health insurance to keep ourselves and our families healthy," said Amber VanBramer, RN on the MNA BMC Bargaining Committee. "It is…
    Written on Thursday, 10 August 2017 05:08 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Dubai Health Authority Launches 2nd Smart Pharmacy With A Dispensing And Prescribing Robot At Dubai Hospital
    The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated on Wednesday a smart pharmacy with a robot for dispensing and prescribing medication in Dubai Hospital. This is the first-of-its-kind smart pharmacy in the Middle East and a second of its kind in the DHA, as the authority launched a smart pharmacy at Rashid Hospital last January. The robot can store up to 35,000 medicines and dispenses around 12 prescriptions in less than one minute. The robot dispenses the prescribed medication with a click of a bottom based on a barcode, minimising any human error. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board…
    Written on Friday, 04 August 2017 05:36 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Gulf Insurance Group Supports Kuwait Association For The Care Of Children In Hospital (KACCH) And Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice (BACCH)
    Gulf Insurance Group has announced its support to Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital (KACCH) and Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice (BACCH), through its contribution of supporting the insurance needs of both organizations. Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice provides multi-professional, specialist, pediatric palliative care and support to children with life limiting or life threatening illnesses who are resident in Kuwait, and their families. Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, President of KACCH said, “Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital and Bayt Abdullah Children’s Hospice are committed to fulfilling its mission by providing high quality services and care for children…
    Written on Monday, 31 July 2017 07:00 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • 2.2 Million Customers Visited Dubai Health Authority Facilities In 2016
    A total of 2,186,787 customers visited outpatient clinics at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in 2016, the authority revealed in a report. Out of which 973,787 visited outpatient clinics at DHA’s four hospitals, Latifa Hospital, Dubai Hospial, Rashid Hospital and Hatta Hospital. The report also found that 25,865 surgeries were conducted at DHA hospitals with an average of 2,155 surgeries per month. Out of the total number of surgeries, 13,567 were major surgeries. Furthermore, one million and fort five thousand customers visited the DHA’s 15 primary Health Care Centres (PHC) in 2016 As of 2016, there are 25 Medical Fitness…
    Written on Monday, 31 July 2017 05:41 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Bupa Opens New Health And Dental Clinic In Central London
    Bupa has opened its doors to a brand new health and dental clinic on Chancery Lane in Central London. Bupa has invested in a new centre to offer insurance and pay-as-you-go customers a range of services from everyday through to specialist care, all in one prestigious location. The centre is equipped with the latest clinical technology across ten consultation rooms and three dental surgeries, Bupa has also invested in a new panoramic dental x-ray facility. The clinic will provide customers with services and treatments including health assessments, physiotherapy, orthopaedic physician services, GP appointments and dental services including; general dentistry, emergency…
    Written on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:31 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • 12 New Private Hospitals To Open In Dubai By 2020
    International Hospital and Clinic Provider News: 12 new private hospitals will open in Dubai by the year 2020 totalling the number of private hospitals in Dubai to 38, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) revealed. The DHA’s Health Regulation Department revealed that the private medical field in Dubai is going to witness a growth in the next few years leading to 2020. Earlier this week, the authority revealed that the number of private medical health facilities in Dubai have witnessed a four per cent increase in the second quarter of this year compared to the first quarter, totalling the number of…
    Written on Thursday, 06 July 2017 08:29 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Iqarus Opens New Clinic At Hamid Karzai International Airport
    Iqarus has announced the opening of the American Medical Center (AMC) at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan. Andrew Hames, Chief Commercial Development Officer, Iqarus, said, “We are delighted to be opening this new facility. The clinic will provide state-of-the-art services for a diverse group of people operating within the airport. Previously, companies would incur significant expense by sending staff overseas to receive certain types of medical treatment. Now, with the introduction of our new facility, we hope to help minimise cost as well as save time for both individuals and companies based in the area.” The clinic, the only non-military…
    Written on Friday, 30 June 2017 05:51 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Number Of Private Health Facilities In Dubai Increase By 4% Totaling 3018 Facilities
    The number of private medical health facilities in Dubai have witnessed a 4% increase in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter, making the total number of private health facilities 3018. This increase includes private hospitals, specialty health centres, pharmacies, diagnostic centres and dental centres. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA said the big capabilities, infrastructure, modern facilities and procedures of the city, make Dubai an attractive destination for the private sector to invest in, especially in the medical field, which has been witnessing an annual growth in…
    Written on Thursday, 29 June 2017 06:26 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • DHA Announces Eid Al Fitr 2017 Timings For DHA Hospitals And Medical Centers
    iPMI Magazine International Hospital and Clinic Provider News: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the working hours for all DHA hospitals, primary health centers, medical fitness centers and specialty centers during the Eid Al Fitr holidays on Wednesday. DHA Hospitals: The Accident & Emergency Section will function as usual, however all the outpatient clinics will remain closed during the Eid Holidays— except for Hatta hospital, as it’s family medicine clinic will be open from 7:30 am to 8:30 pm during the Eid Holiday. Hospitals and health centers, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call…
    Written on Friday, 23 June 2017 05:35 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Dubai Medical Tourism Industry Generated More Than AED 1.4billion For The Emirate In 2016
    The Dubai Medical Tourism industry generated more than Dh1.4bil­lion for the emirate in 2016. The city received 326,649 medical tourists, representing an increase of 9.5% over the previous year. The most popular areas of treatment for medical tour­ists last year was orthopaedics, dermatology and ophthalmolo­gy. In 2016, the largest market for the emirate was Asian med­ical tourists, who accounted for 37 per cent of visitors. Arab and GCC countries were the second largest market, accounting for 31 per cent of tourists and vis­itors from Europe amounted to 15 per cent of the total. Director of the Dubai Med­ical Tourism Project,…
    Written on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:57 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Dubai Hospital To Undergo AED 290 Million-Expansion Plan
    His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority has approved a new AED 290 million expansion plan for Dubai Hospital. The first phase of the expansion that will cost around AED 100 million and will include a six-storey building for specialized outpatient clinics. The expansion will meet the growing demand for its medical services from within and outside the country. The six-storey building will be spread across 17,800 square meters and will include 142 specialty clinics—this is three times the current number of specialty clinics…
    Written on Friday, 26 May 2017 05:59 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • The Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with The Doris Duan Young Autism Center
    The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed an MoU with The Doris Duan Young Autism Center. As part of the MoU the DHA will transfer cases of autistic children aged two to six to the center to be treated. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA and by the center’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Hassine Ben Hadj. The objective of the MoU is to provide the best care for children who have Autism and to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and intervention of children…
    Written on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:00 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Sanitas Acquires The Five Valdeluz Group Care Homes In Madrid
    Sanitas Mayores, the division of Sanitas which specialises in elderly care, is expanding its care home network through the acquisition of Valdeluz, part of the Arpada Group, which manages five nursing homes in the autonomous region of Madrid. As a result Sanitas Mayores becomes the leading operator in the region in terms of number of beds, with over 2,400 units spread across 19 care homes. In addition, the company also runs two day-care centres in Madrid. The five care homes have a total of 840 beds and employ 450 people. Their employees will continue to care for the residents in…
    Written on Friday, 10 March 2017 05:28 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Woman Posing As Apollo Hospitals' Doctor And Spreading False Rumours About Former CM's Death, Arrested
    Apollo Hospitals has confirmed that on 24.02.2017, the Hospital filed a Criminal Complaint against the woman going by the name “Ramasita” who was posing as a doctor in the Hospital and making false and fabricated statements about the Former CM’s Death. “Ramasita” had alleged during a public meeting held recently in R.K. Nagar that she was on duty at the hospital when Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister was brought to the hospital, and that she was brought dead. A video recording of her speech was widely circulated on Social Media, TV channels and in News Print. This caused tremendous turmoil,…
    Written on Monday, 06 March 2017 07:42 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Exact Sciences And Mayo Clinic Study Shows Promise Of New Blood-Based Lung Cancer Test
    A study from Exact Sciences Corp. and Mayo Clinic released today by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) shows promise for the development of a blood-based lung cancer test. Researchers conducted a multi-round study of nearly 400 patients, which demonstrated high accuracy for detecting lung cancer at all stages. "These results reveal an opportunity to detect lung cancer from a simple blood draw," said Kevin Conroy, chairman and CEO of Exact Sciences. "Our collaboration with Mayo Clinic is efficiently identifying biomarkers for additional cancer applications on the same technology platform as Cologuard." AACR released an abstract of the study…
    Written on Thursday, 02 March 2017 10:45 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Rashid Hospital Doctors Successfully Treat A Filipino Woman Who Slipped Into A Nine-Month Coma
    After waking up from a nine-month coma and undergoing treatment and physiotherapy at Rashid Hospital—Perlie Almonte who is on the path of recovery— cannot wait to go back to the Philippines to see her children. The 35-year-old was first admitted to the hospital in April 2015, after she was found unconscious in the bathroom of her house. Once examined by the doctors it was found that the young mother of two had slipped into coma. Dr Zeyad Al Rais, Head of Critical Care Department at Rashid Hospital said she slipped into a coma due to intracerebral hemorrhage, a life-threatening type…
    Written on Thursday, 16 February 2017 10:00 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Bupa Arabia Launches The FIRST Maternity Booth Through Tebtom Program
    Bupa Arabia launches for the first time its one-of-a-kind “maternity booth” in GNP Hospital in Jeddah, through its unique program Tebtom. The motive behind creating the booth was to provide breast feeding mothers with the privacy and comfort they need to breast feed their child naturally during hospital visits. Judy Jisri, Tebtom Program Manager at Bupa Arabia, stated: “We are extremely proud to launch the maternity booth; we aim to engage with mothers directly in order to educate them about the numerous benefits of breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding/formula. The booth is manned by a dedicated female Bupa Delegate that provides…
    Written on Thursday, 16 February 2017 09:54 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Hatta Hospital Receives International Accreditation From The Joint Commission International
    International Hospital, Clinic and Healthcare News: Dubai Health Authority has announced that Hatta Hospital received international accreditation from the Joint Commission International. Hatta Hospital now joins a list of DHA facilities that received the accreditation, which include 10 Primary Health Care Centers; Nad Al Hamar, Al Badaa, Al Barsha, Al Khawaneej, Al Safa, Al Twar, Al Mizhar, Al Mankhool, Al Mamzar and Al Lissaily. JCI is an organization which works to improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering education, publications, advisory services, and international accreditation and certification. Along with DHA Hospitals that include…
    Written on Monday, 30 January 2017 10:33 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • More Than 1 Million Patients Visit Dubai Health Authority Facilities In 2016
    More than 1.1 million patients visited the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Hospitals and medical centres in 2016, revealed Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at DHA. Bin Kalban said that Dubai and Rashid hospitals had the highest number of visits in 2016 as Dubai Hospital received 382,106 patients while Rashid Hospital received 325,619. Meanwhile Latifa Hospital received 161,006 patients while Hatta Hospital received 124,074 patients in 2016. DHA’s specialized medical centre’s also received a notable number of patients seeking its specialized treatments. Bin Kalban said the Dubai Diabetes Centre received 44,074 patients, the Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation…
    Written on Monday, 23 January 2017 09:00 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Dubai Health Authority Signs Three MoUs With Private Hospitals
    The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Prime Hospital, ProVita International Medical Center and International Modern Hospital on Tuesday. The three MoU’s are part of the authority’s strategy to partner with the private sector to provide the public with the best medical services possible. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA signed the MoU with Dr Kishan Pakkal, CEO of International Modern Hospital, Dr Jamil Ahmad Managing Director of Prime Healthcare Group and Micheal Davis, Chief Executive Officer ProVita International Medical Center. Al Qatami said that providing…
    Written on Monday, 23 January 2017 08:53 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Dubai Hospital Expands Nephrology Department
    The Dubai Hospital announced that it has completed its expansion of the nephrology department to increase its patient capacity from 106 to 240 patients per day. According to the hospital’s statistics, there has been a 10 to 15 per cent yearly rise in the number of patients seeking care at the nephrology department. In 2016, the nephrology department, which provides care for dialysis patients with acute and chronic kidney injuries, received 106 patients per day and 33,300 annually. This is a notable increase from 2007—when the department was first established— where the number of patients did not exceed 25,000 patients…
    Written on Monday, 23 January 2017 08:48 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, Successfully Performs Cochlear Implantation On A 5 Year Old, A First Of Its Kind For Eastern India
    Young Arian Debbarma, a resident of Tripura was suffering from the effects of prenatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. The five year old was unable to hear since birth, and as a result, could not speak. His parents had tried multiple options across the country, but to no avail. Finally, they turned up at Apollo Gleneagles , Kolkata, where a team of specialists carried out a series of rigorous investigations. Following the investigations, a team under the leadership of ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon Dr Abhik Ghoshundertook the implantation of a cochlear device in Arian’s brain to bestow him with the…
    Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 10:33 in iPMI Magazine Hospital Clinic Provider News