Seha signs medical research deal with UHN
Abu Dhabi, April 7, 2014
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has signed a deal with University Health Netowrk (UHN), Canada-based research hospital, to improve the level of medical services provided by its health system facilities.
Under the five-year deal, both parties will exchange expertise and modern technology, as well as engae in joint research and training programmes., which will include training Seha’s medical and nursing stff at UHN in Canada.
Seha and UHN will also carry out joint projects to improve the quality of medical services offered.
The agreement aims at exchanging visits between faculty members at Canadian medical institutions including scientists, doctors and specialists, along with the medical and nursing staff in Seha.
It also intends to benefit from UHN’s experience and knowledge of scientific research and professional services in developing the healthcare services provided by Seha and its facilities to its patients.
Rashid Al-Qubaisi, chief executive officer at Seha, said: “Due to the fact that UHN represents one of the largest teaching hospitals networks in Canada, and enjoys international reputation and fame, we look forward to gain from their global knowhow and expertise in the medical sector, and harness it to serve the people of Abu Dhabi.”
“The agreement will enable the medical, nursing and management staff at all SEHA’s facilities to exchange information, articles, reports and educational materials in order to support education and training programmes at SEHA, and develop shared academic projects between both parties. This includes collaborative research, teaching, technical cooperation, and evaluation of specific programmes,” he said.
It will also allow Seha to develop and improve its key performance indicatiors (KPIs) and quality metrics to improve its services.
Nizar Mahomed, director general of UHN, said: “The UHN will offer Seha the essence of its expertise and experiences in the medical field, which will be aimed at raising the quality of healthcare provided to its clients in Abu Dhabi, especially the modern technologies owned by UHN.”
One of UHN’s prominent offerings will be modern communications technology for the purpose of diagnosis, training and research, he added. - TradeArabia News Service