Setting a benchmark for the Hospitals of the Future in UAE





A hospital in Dubai is doing things that until recently were only seen in fiction. Using the latest technology, from Google Glass to 3D printing, the Sulaiman Al Habib hospital has been dubbed ‘the hospital of the future’ yet again as it continues to treat patients with some of the latest and best that medical tech has to offer.

Here’s an example: going for an MRI or CT scan is not most people’s idea of a fun afternoon, and research has shown that the environment patients are treated in can have a big impact on their health. That’s why, at Sulaiman Al Habib, you can customize the ambience by choosing from different decors in the scanner.

Other than making patients feel more at ease, the technology permeating every room in the 200-bed facility enhances diagnostics, improving performance, helping lower costs, and ultimately making the hospital a better place for doctors, radiologists and patients alike.
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Emergency Medical Technicians en route to the emergency room use Google Glass to communicate with on-site doctors through real-time video and voice calls, providing up to the minute information regarding the condition of a patient allowing the in-house team to correctly prepare for the patient’s arrival.

The convergence of technology, design and medical expertise has made the Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib hospital in Dubai the only hospital of its kind in the region.

Harnessing the power of the Industrial Internet, which we report on regularly on The Pulse, the integration of medical equipment, medical data and IT systems gives doctors powerful tools to improve outcomes for patients and improve their stay in hospital.

Doctors can share medical imaging results and other diagnostic data with experts located anywhere on Earth for a second opinion, to get the most accurate diagnosis and the best treatment possible for their patient.

This ‘digital hospital’ is also a place where patient records, tests, treatment plans and other information is secure but always at hand for caregivers across the facility.

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group (HMG) is one of the largest private healthcare providers in the Middle East, managing 18 medical facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

According to a statement by the Group, which has secured 29 awards and accreditations since it was established in 1995, it is well on its way to becoming a highly trusted healthcare provider in medical excellence and patient experience in the Middle East. True to this statement, HMG has recently commissioned its technology flagship 150-bed, 175,000 square feet digital hospital in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC).