Arab Health 2015: GE Supports UAE’s First Children’s Hospital
The United Arab Emirates is welcoming its first pediatrics specialty hospital, and GE Healthcare is providing more than half the medical technology being used in the Dubai-based facility, which will care for patients from new-borns to 16-year olds.
The GE Healthcare technology for Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital will support several centers of excellence within the hospital, including oncology, cardiology, mental health and neurology. The establishment of the 200-bed facility was a gift to the UAE’s children by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to celebrate his daughter Al Jalila’s first birthday.
Equipment includes the world’s first high-definition CT scanner, the Discovery 750 HD; the Giraffe OmniBed, an incubator with an in-built warmer designed to provide uniform heat to a premature baby; and the VScan, a handheld device the size of a smartphone that uses ultrasound technology and can easily assess internal fluid flow.
The cardiac, radiology and emergency departments at the children’s hospital will all be equipped with GE’s ultrasound solutions.
In another first for the UAE, all technologies will be connected to the Dubai Health Authority network via a GE Healthcare-developed IT system called EchoPAC and an imaging storage system called ImageVault. This will allow Al Jalila Hospital pediatricians to communicate and collaborate more effectively, by sharing images and reporting on cases with two of Dubai’s main hospitals: Rashid Hospital and Dubai Hospital. This is expected to lead to more confident diagnoses and treatment decisions.
GE Healthcare announced details of the agreement during Arab Health, the largest healthcare exhibition and medical congress in the Middle East.
If you are at Arab Health, visit the GE Healthcare pavilion at Sheikh Saeed Hall, Booth No. S3B10. Everyone else is invited to take a virtual tour of GE Healthcare’s pavilion.