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Abu Dhabi to host Primary Care Conference

Abu Dhabi will host the 2nd Primary Care Conference on 19 June 2019 to enhance awareness about the emirate’s healthcare sector, specifically the primary care model and regulations.

To be organised by United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) Group including Danat Al Emarat Hospital, HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers and Moorfields Eye Hospital on 19 June 2019 at St. Regis Abu Dhabi Hotel, Corniche, the conference is in collaboration with Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DOH) and will host expert speakers in primary care and family medicine from DOH, UEMedical and Malaffi.

Mohamed Hamad Al Hameli, Undersecretary of Department of Health – Abu Dhabi emphasised the importance of the conference, describing it as an important platform to raise awareness on Abu Dhabi’s health sector, specifically the primary care model and regulations.

Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, CEO and Managing Director of UEMedical in Abu Dhabi said, “Improvements in performance levels in primary care centers are contributing in relieving the pressure on specialized centers and hospitals as now larger numbers of patients are receiving treatment at primary care centers, where more focus is placed on Family Medicine. There is a shift in the behavior as previously patients used to visit directly tertiary hospitals and emergency departments for simple symptoms and diseases. We are also proud to witness the growing number of Emirati family medicine physicians. And as a result, our group has placed special focus on primary care in all our different facilities, and have recently launched an additional family and primary care center in Khalifa City, an addition to our HealthPlus Network of Centers all around Abu Dhabi and the region.”

The Primary Care Conference is bringing key leaders in primary care to discuss collaboratively the latest in the field and provide the participants with glimpses into Abu Dhabi’s journey towards primary care strategy which will be delivered by Neil Clark, Acting Director of Investment and Capacity Management Division.

Moreover, the conference hosts Dr. Shereena Al Mazrouei, Department Manager of Non-Communicable Diseases at DOH who will speak about primary care from a public health prospective as well as Dr. Yousif Al Zaabi, Senior Officer Public Health who will be presenting about telemedicine.

From Abu Dhabi Health Information Exchange “Malaffi”, Erick Koornneef, Vice President Policy and Compliance will share with the participants the benefits of the new Malaffi system which was launched earlier this year.

Source: WAM

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