Abu Dhabi: Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Clalit Health Services, the largest health maintenance organization in Israel and second largest worldwide.
The agreement seeks to pave the way for further co-operation between the two countries in the healthcare sector and to strengthen and facilitate the exchange of healthcare information, experiences and other joint activities.
The MoU will form the basis for a definitive medical collaboration between the parties to support and strengthen the implementation of various plans, including, but not limited to, digital health initiatives related to artificial intelligence, visiting doctor program, professional training, international referrals to patients. , research and clinical trials.
The agreement will also facilitate the transfer of knowledge and expertise to UAE health professionals and medical specialists through the visiting physician program and telemedicine.
The agreement was signed by dr. Jamal Mohammed Alkaabi, Deputy Secretary of DoH, and Professor Ehud Davidson, CEO of Clalit Health Services, in the presence of Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of DoH; Eitan Na’eh, Israeli Ambassador to the UAE; and Hamad Abdullah Al Mehyas, CEO of the National Health Insurance Company – Daman.
Under the agreement, both parties will seek to contribute to clinical trials and the creation of a productive research environment that identifies valuable and potential research projects, while DoH continues to support the Emirates’ efforts to establish itself as a leading life science center and medical tourism destination. .
Commenting on the event, Sheikh Abdullah Al Hamed said: ‘We strongly believe in the importance of establishing strong partnerships with world-class healthcare institutions in an effort to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s healthcare sector. With the visionary drive of our leadership and the sighing of Abrahamic agreements, it is becoming a reality. By pursuing partnerships with Israel’s advanced, high-quality healthcare institutions, such as Clalit Health Services, we can not only improve healthcare outputs, research and digital initiatives, but also create a strong platform for meaningful bilateral exchange of ideas, innovation and economic growth for both ecosystems. ”
He added, ‘With the largest human genomic sequencing program worldwide and one of the most comprehensive exchanges on health information worldwide, Abu Dhabi has provided an attractive environment for entrepreneurs of international investors interested in the future of health; establish themselves as a global leader for startups and leaders in technology, innovation and life sciences. As digital health and genomics become key elements in healthcare, we remain committed to implementing leading-edge initiatives, partnerships and programs that will undoubtedly accelerate the sector’s potential and improve its outcomes. ”
Professor Ehud Davidson said: ‘I am proud to lead the co – operation with the UAE and to sign the first agreement of its kind to promote the health of our nations. In the past year, since the signing of the Abrahamic Normalization Agreements between Israel and the UAE, we have started and conducted a dialogue from afar to promote health and medicine. I am pleased that the agreement includes the fields of research and digital health, based on Clalit’s large database, and Clalit’s experience in translating the data for research and innovation. ‘
The meeting also witnessed the signing of an MoU between the National Health Insurance Company – Daman and Clalit Health Services with the aim of improving collaboration in various areas, especially in preventive medicine, risk management, early diagnosis, management of chronic diseases, genetic diagnostic platforms and future innovations.
Hamad Abdullah Al Mehyas said: ‘We are delighted to sign an MoU with one of the leading healthcare institutions in the region, and this is in line with our efforts to strengthen our regional and global partnerships with like-minded institutions. Our efforts are focused on various aspects, including extending coverage to our clients outside the UAE, reviewing best professional and industry practices, and exchanging international expertise and experiences in a step that enhances Daman’s leading position in health insurance confirmed. We thank DoH for its drive and leadership in this regard.”