Equipping Morocco’s Public Healthcare Professionals to Support Cancer Prevention in Women

Equipping Morocco’s Public Healthcare Professionals to Support Cancer Prevention in Women

January 06, 2019 at 02:01pm

With nearly 8,000 new cases a year in Morocco, breast cancer is diagnosed more often than any other cancer. To help address this disease, GE healthcare held the fifth edition of a training event focused on enhancing medical imaging. 

Held in partnership with local channel partner T2S (Techniques de Santé), GE Healthcare organized the fifth edition of its “Public Sector Biomedical Days” as part of its ongoing support to the Ministry of Health’s plan for the Prevention and Control of Cancer 2010-2019. 

The two-day training and best practice-sharing event focused on medical imaging and digital solutions in the field of cancer prevention in women. 

The event was held in Casablanca for more than 100 healthcare professionals from Morocco and Mauritania working in the public sector, university hospital centers, military health services inspectors, and Equipment and Maintenance department from Morocco’s Ministry of Health’s.

“Our biomedical engineers need to be up-to-date on the latest diagnostic technologies, and master in every way the devices that will allow them to exercise their expertise quickly and efficiently,” said MissTakatart, head of the Moroccan Health Ministry’s Equipment and Maintenance Department. “This training allowed them to reinforce their skills and be up-to-date on what is being done in areas such as preventive maintenance.” 

GE and T2S brought national and international experts to lead technical and clinical trainings on medical imaging technologies used in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

During the program, experts worked directly with local biomedical engineers to give them the training, insights and experience needed to help them optimize their use of GE medical imaging equipment in support of improved women’s health outcomes. 

The training not only covered medical imaging, but also the digitization of healthcare, in the context of medical imaging machines generating huge amounts of data. This information can be captured and analyzed to help doctors in their diagnosis and treatment, while also enabling greater collaboration among care givers.

For hospitals and clinics, this data helps optimize equipment productivity through better maintenance and workflows. Digital also provides new training tools. 

Currently, GE is the only imaging equipment manufacturer to create its own software analytics tools and workflow applications. This means that GE has a unique ability to insert scans directly into devices and workflows at the point of maximum impact. 

With an installed base of more than 1,700 technologies in Morocco, GE Healthcare and its partner T2S are committed to supporting their public and private partners to transform the healthcare sector and increase access to quality and affordable, for better patients’ care throughout the Kingdom. 

Read more stories here about GE Healthcare’s support to clinicians and patients across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey region.

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