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Data-driven future of healthcare

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Continuous data collection enables early detection and paves the way for precision medicine.

At the recently concluded Arab Health 2023, Presight AI signed an MoU with G42 Healthcare, an artificial intelligence (AI) healthtech company based in Abu Dhabi, to develop a foundational big data model.

Leveraging Presight’s omni-analytics platform and G42 Healthcare’s in-depth expertise in the health industry, the collaboration will result in the exploration of population health management, wellness and performance data prediction, and time-sequenced events and behavioural analysis prediction.

The collaboration will transform the analytical capability of hospitals and healthcare facilities, improving record collection and understanding advanced digitised processes, such as optical character recognition (OCR) and natural language processing (NLP), used in the healthcare industry. This eases administrative practices, improves data accuracy, and reduces manual data entry. By combining data collected from smartwatches, wristbands, and advanced omics applications, organisations will advance personal health analytics to improve the early detection of health issues and provide recommendations on necessary diets, sleeping schedules, and exercise plans for optimal health.

In an interview, Dr. Fahed Al Marzooqi, Chief Operating Officer, G42 Healthcare, said: “All our efforts are focused towards bringing early detection and precision medicine to the table. Adopting such a model will not just deliver quicker diagnoses, but positively impact a patient’s health journey and health system finances, to benefit individuals as a whole.”

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Dr. Fahed Al Marzooqi

He stressed that thanks to the vision of the UAE’s leadership, the country led the fight against the pandemic and is today at the forefront of leading the way for change in the healthcare industry. “We have the best of the best healthcare institutions within the country that helps support patients within the country and those visiting us from abroad. The UAE is home to renowned healthcare organisations such as Mayo Clinic, in collaboration with SSMC, and Cleveland Clinic, both in Abu Dhabi. Having these big names helps the economy by attracting medical tourism to Abu Dhabi,” he said.

Al Marzooqi added that as a data-focused company, G42 Healthcare is looking at ways to analyse data to benefit that patient journey more sustainably. “We are looking at how we can leverage the strengths of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and health exchange information systems to support the overall healthcare ecosystem.”

He concluded: “We are working towards bringing the latest technological advancements and streamlining patient journey through AI and machine learning. We are quite ambitious, and our vision is to redefine and impact healthcare, not just within the UAE, but also regionally and globally.”

This article appears in Omnia Health magazine. Read the full issue online today.

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