Emirates Health Services presents three major transformational projects at board meeting, discusses progress made on implementation
The Board of Directors at Emirates Health Services (EHS) presented three major transformational projects worth AED53.7 million that are scheduled to be completed by December 2022, as part of its efforts to adhere to the government work methodology the UAE Council of Ministers had introduced in January 2022.
The Board also discussed the progress that has been made towards implementing these projects, namely, Community Mental Health, Virtual Healthcare using Metaverse (Metahealth), and the Integrated Revenue Cycle Management System.
The EHS Board of Directors met in the presence of its Chairman, His Excellency Dr Mohamed Salim Al-Olama, and EHS Director-General H.E. Dr. Yousif Mohamed AlSerkal, along with the members of the board, to discuss the three projects, in addition to a series of issues and projects.
H.E. Dr Mohamed Salim Al-Olama, Chairman of the EHS Board of Directors said: “Emirates Health Services is committed to being among the first government entities to implement the transformational projects approach since its nationwide launch. We strive to significantly advance the health services we provide by embracing advanced technologies, developing treatment protocols, and abiding by the highest standards of medical services, in line with the UAE’s leading position on the global health map.”
“The strategy we have developed is in line with government policies and consistent with national strategies, which seek to develop government operations, drive digital transformation in the health services sector, meet the highest international standards, and embrace the latest in advanced medical technology,” Dr Al-Olama added.
For his part, EHS Director-General H.E. Dr. Yousif Mohamed AlSerkal, noted: “The meeting of the EHS Board of Directors sought to discuss the implementation of the three projects and set plans and specific timelines for them, in line with Emirates Health Services’ vision to be a world leader in providing the highest standards of health services, as well as to improve quality of life for people with proactive and integrated health and treatment services. We aim to establish a health system equipped with the latest advanced health and treatment technologies, and a work environment that prioritises professionalism, competencies, and talent.”
Community Mental Health
The meeting discussed the plans and stages for implementing Community Mental Health – a pioneering venture that aims to strengthen community mental health services, including prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and enhancing quality of life for individuals, in accordance with international best practices.
The Board discussed ways to achieve the project’s goals, which include opening specialised units for mental health services, in partnership with the private sector, including “Halfway Villas” – the first of their kind in the Middle East – as well as a network of digital mental health clinics and a mental health counselling hotline (‘Speak We Are Listening’). Also on the list of gaols was the expansion of community mental health services by opening and operating specialised mental health units in primary healthcare centres and hospitals. The project is expected to increase the number of beneficiaries from digital mental health clinics, in addition to enhancing patients’ commitment to treatment plans