24-10-2018

Dubai Health Authority bags two golden International Stevie Awards

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) won two golden International Stevie Awards for their innovative projects in the field of healthcare. The DHA won for two of its primary healthcare innovative projects: the implementation of 3D printing technologies in dental care and for their smart headache clinic, which uses telemedicine technology to conduct remote doctor consultations. Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of the Primary Healthcare Sector at the DHA received the awards on behalf of H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA during the award ceremony, which was held in London, UK in the presence of notable decision makers and businessmen from around the world. Commenting on the win, Al Qutami said this achievement reflects the innovative environment of the UAE and Dubai in specific. This international recognition also reaffirms Dubai’s pioneering role in the health sector and acts as an incentive to all those working in the health sector to continue on the path of providing quality healthcare services using the latest state-of-the-art technology. Al Qutami stressed that winning this international award was possible due to the support of His H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This is also possible thanks to the support of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council and H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the DHA. He added that winning such a notable award is a testimony to Dubai’s healthcare services, which are based on the best international standards and practices. Dr Taryam, on the other hand, expressed her happiness with the win, as the DHA won after competing against 3,900 other candidates and organisations representing 74 countries around the world. She said the DHA won for its implementation of 3D printing within dental care, which has many benefits including producing highly accurate dental modules and casts at a shorter time and reducing patients’ waiting time. It also reduced multiple visits made by patients to ensure the accuracy of sizes as implementing 3D technology increased the accuracy of dental module’s color and size to 100 per cent. Other benefits include enhancing patients’ comfortability, storing all data electronically and reducing the cost of making dental casts and prosthetics Implementing 3D printing in Dental care has also increased the success rate of tooth transplants to 97 per cent. Dr Taryam added that the DHA won the second award for its headache clinic, which utilised telemedicine and has been implemented in a number of DHA facilities through the Robodoc device, which greatly aided the implementation of remote consultation and helped reduce the waiting time by 25 per cent. According to a survey, the implementation of this clinic has also increased customer satisfaction to more than 90 per cent and increased customer trust to 98 per cent. The Stevie Awards are one of the world's premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. There are seven Stevie Awards programmes, each with its own focus and list of categories.

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