Dubai Academic Health Corporation outlines strategic priorities and goals

Dubai Academic Health Corporation held its fourth Board of Directors meeting to discuss strategic plans, priorities and future goals. The meeting, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and attended by Vice Chairman His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was held at Al Jalil Foundation.

Established in July 2021, the Dubai Academic Health Corporation aims to improve health outcomes, accessibility and sustainability in Dubai’s health sector. In doing so, it will make a significant contribution to Dubai’s mission to create a diverse, sustainable, knowledge-based economy that fosters growth and efficiency in the healthcare sector and is supported by education, research and philanthropy.

During the meeting, the Board of Directors discussed the strategic priorities of the Corporation and approved four key directions for the way forward:

– Care: setting a global standard for evidence-based patient care and outcomes.

– Learning: providing transformational education and training for the future

– Discovery: building an ecosystem of innovation and discovery

– Giving back and managing: achieving efficiency, optimising resources and sustainability.

The priorities, underpinned by a set of agreed objectives and supporting mechanisms, will help realise the Corporation’s vision of ‘Together we will improve human health’ and objectives which include: improving patient care, building a talent pool in line with the healthcare workforce plan, investing in the discovery and enterprise pool and improving cost efficiency by adding value to care, among others.

Dubai Academic Health Corporation 4th Board of Directors Meeting

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed said the strategic priorities approved at the meeting would help integrate care, training and discovery, enabling the corporation to set global standards in patient care and outcomes. “Dubai has always been associated with ‘number one’ – a standard that was set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Health care in Dubai is also an integral part and we will strive to ensure that it is at the highest level, providing an exceptional patient experience,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed.

The meeting also saw the approval of a number of strategic programmes aimed at the changes needed to fulfil the corporation’s mission to “impact lives and shape the future of healthcare by integrating care, learning and discovery”. These programmes include redefining the patient journey through the care cycle, developing initiatives to attract, develop and retain medical professionals, scientists and clinical educators, and improving the discovery infrastructure.

“The strategic plan is based on the principle of ‘patient first’ and a commitment to rethinking the patient journey across the care cycle. This will serve to improve the health and well-being of the population and build a reputation globally as a place of care. Creating an ecosystem of innovation and discovery is fundamental to realising this ambition, and effective public and private partnerships will be created to accelerate the development of healthcare,” said His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed.

The meeting was attended by His Excellency Awad Seghayer Al Ketbi; Dr Raja Eaza Al Gurg; His Excellency Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani; Dr Amer Sharif; Professor Alawi Alsheikh-Ali; Mohammed Hassan Al Shehhi; Waleed Saeed Al Awadhi and Professor Ian Andrew Greer.

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