Abu Dhabi-based Apex National Investment, a major investment company, and the Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital facility in Israel, have signed an agreement to collaborate on healthcare technology and innovative solutions.
The agreement was virtually signed by Apex National Investment Chairman Khalifa Yousef Khouri and Professor Yitshak Kreiss, Director-General of the Sheba Medical Center.
The signing took place at an online ceremony hosted in Abu Dhabi in the presence of key personnel, VIPs and dignitaries from both sides, and was also witnessed by John Rakolta Jr., the Ambassador of the US in the UAE.
According to the terms of the agreement, the two parties will be cooperating on a series of key medical challenges, including the battle against COVID-19, medical education and research, medical tourism, and the future of hospital care.
A key part of the agreement will be a collaborative project known as the “Gulf Initiative”, based on Sheba Medical Center’s “ARC” (Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate) model to incorporate innovation into medical centres and new digital health technologies into the healthcare ecosystem.
Apex and ARC plan to gather healthcare data from the UAE, Israel, and other partners through ARC’s big data and computational capabilities, and then integrate international technologies with partners and customers via specially created tailored programs.
Professor Kreiss said that the hospital was proud to be the first Israeli hospital to sign such an historic agreement with a renowned company in the UAE. He went on to say that he believed the agreement will change the dynamics of healthcare and innovation in the UAE, and act as an indication of peace and prosperity in the Gulf region and beyond, where, he added, hope knows no boundaries.
Apex National Investment is an Abu Dhabi-based investment company specializing in the field of public investments, including the healthcare sector, with a dedicated focus on establishing field hospitals at maximum speed and equipping them with the necessary high-standard equipment.
Newsweek magazine recently named the Sheba Medical Center among the 10 best hospitals in the world for the second consecutive year. – TradeArabia News Service