A key official at the World Hospital Congress stated that Dubai wants to use the lessons learned from Covid-19 to build strategies that would enhance patient care. Covid-19 demonstrated to the world how innovation and technology boost the health industry during the pandemic.
“The pandemic amply demonstrated to the globe that technological innovation is both feasible and scalable in a short amount of time. It also illustrated the advantages of using telemedicine in the medical field, according to Dr. Ramadan Al Blooshi, head of the organizing committee for the 45th World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation, which is taking place in Dubai.
He emphasized that after COVID-19, this is the largest gathering of international healthcare professionals to take place in Dubai.
“We are eager to examine the conclusions and recommendations of this congress to consider short- and long-term strategies we can implement in Dubai with a view to improving access to healthcare, empowering patients to use technology to track basic health markers, moving more toward precision medicine, ensuring we implement technologies like AI and Metaverse with a view to improving healthcare, and paying close attention to sustainability,”
He explained that the goal is to apply those lessons learned and create strategies that will enhance patient care in Dubai while also empowering patients so they shift their focus more toward preventative care than treatment following a diagnosis of a disease.
Future trends for the healthcare industry in Dubai include increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) and the metaverse, personalized healthcare and precision medicine, wearable technology growth and increased health tracking, telemedicine and virtual healthcare, a focus on mental health and wellbeing, corporate incentives for health and wellbeing, regulatory changes to keep up with digital health, and public health will continue to be an area of focus in a post-pandemic era.
The 45th World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation, with the theme “Global Learnings, Local Actions: Sustainable Healthcare,” comes to an end on Friday.