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Dubai inks deal for city-wide emergency response system

Artificial intelligence system will help deal with clinical emergencies and road traffic incidents

Dubai inks deal for city-wide emergency response system
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Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed an agreement to implement a new smart citywide emergency and crisis management system.

The deal with Avanza Solutions will see the Emergency & Crisis Management Nerve Centre set up, with a particular focus on Expo 2020 when Dubai's population will surge from 3 million to 25 million.

As part of the agreement, Avanza’s Acuity platform will help to save lives by giving the DHA an accurate perspective of what is happening across the city.

For clinical emergencies, such as a heart attack, stroke or road traffic accident, the artificial intelligence system will take timely evidence-based decisions, the DHA said in a statement.

The system can carry out several complex commands will be activated once the patient is in the ambulance. This includes looking at the closest hospital which has a bed available, hospital activation, a hospital bed being reserved for the patient and even the appropriate medical team readied for imminent arrival of the patient.

Humaid Al Qatami, chairman and director general of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “Innovation is at the heart of everything DHA is doing to make Dubai one of the best health care providers in the world.

"We are confident that Avanza’s technology and platform in conjunction with their team of medical experts will deliver a highly advanced Medical Nerve Centre for Dubai. This will ultimately result in the faster and highly efficient handling of emergency and trauma patients, thereby saving many more lives.”

Waqas Mirza, managing director and chief marketing officer, Avanza Solutions added: “Acuity is a platform that enables a city to respond to its residents in times of need. Avanza is proud to be associated with the leadership which has at its hallmark innovation to continue on its path to build a highly efficient and smart city.”

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