Seha launches ‘Absher Doctors’ intiative
Abu Dhabi, March 6, 2012
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has launched of its Absher Doctors initiative, designed to create a mobile pool of specialists and sub-specialists that can be distributed throughout the Seha health system to cope with increasing patient demands.
The programme, which has been introduced by Seha’s corporate office, is designed to address the limited number of specialists in certain clinical and medical fields across its healthcare system, particularly in remote and rural locations.
Coping with an increasing need for certain clinical specialties and subspecialties across its network, the company aims to minimise the excessive waiting times that can result from supply and availability gaps, a statement said.
“Seha has made the development of human recourses and healthcare professionals’ availability a priority in its agenda of delivering excellence in healthcare to international standards. However, the training of clinical specialists is a long-term investment,” said Khalifa Al Ketbi, deputy chief operations officer, Seha. “In the meanwhile, the Absher Doctors programme will ensure a mobile pool of specialists that may be allocated to facilities across Seha’s network of healthcare providers as needed.”
The scheme will ensure that the necessary medical expertise is made available through a programme of resource sharing and service rotation, which will minimise waiting times and save patients the trouble of having to transfer to other healthcare sites, the statement said.
It will kick-start with a series of seminars on its aims and initiatives, and various health issues, Al Kebti said. Lectures will be being held for physicians, clinical and non-clinical staff, and the community at large, and will cover the Absher Doctors programme as well as topics such as the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
“Our mission of offering world-class healthcare means that patient satisfaction, trust and loyalty is a central tenet of our operations. The programme will offer hassle-free specialist consultation for patients at the healthcare provider of their choice, adding further value to their interactions with the Seha health system,” Al Ketbi said.
The Absher Doctors programme addresses healthcare needs from a patient-centred healthcare system perspective by establishing a specialty and subspecialty clinical resource pool of designated personal, which will be mobilised in a structured manner across the health system as needed.
It will ensure equitable access to quality healthcare by providing critical specialities to patients regardless of location, and foster opportunities for domestic healthcare team to enhance competency and capacity via collaboration and knowledge transfer, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service
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