Abu Dhabi launches new council to improve healthcare standards

Department of Health Abu Dhabi forms Strategic Partnership Council with the aim of strengthening partnerships between public and private providers
Abu Dhabi launches new council to improve healthcare standards
The new council will provide a new platform that will enable improvements to the overall performance and quality of services of the current healthcare system in Abu Dhabi.
By Sam Bridge
Fri 08 Feb 2019 12:53 PM

The Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DoH) has formed a Strategic Partnership Council with the aim of strengthening partnerships between public and private healthcare providers.

The new council will provide a new platform that will enable improvements to the overall performance and quality of services of the current healthcare system in Abu Dhabi, state news agency WAM reported.

The council’s roles and responsibilities include the establishment of an open and inclusive platform where entities including public and private health providers can engage, exchange ideas that will help shape the future of healthcare.

The Strategic Partnership Council is set to convene every quarter to proceed with changes and policy implementations with all relevant entities, WAM said.

The DoH also announced the formation of the Healthcare Technical Advisory Board which will be responsible for providing specialized expertise and technical consultancy in health standards and requirements for licensing clinical functions and medical training.

The council is headed by Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, chairman of DoH and comprised of Mohamed Hamad Al Hameli, Undersecretary of DoH, Dr Gareth Goodier, CEO of SEHA Group, Abdulla Al Shamsi, head of Mubadala Healthcare, Rashed Saif Al Qubaisi, acting CEO of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, managing director and CEO of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, chairman and managing director of VPS Healthcare, Prasanth Manghat, CEO and executive director at NMC Health, David Hadley, CEO of Mediclinic Middle East, Dr Michael Bitzer, CEO of National Health Insurance Company – Daman and Carl Stanifer, CEO of TVM Capital Healthcare.

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