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15 April 2018

Agreements Ensure Enhanced Care for Emirati Patients in the US and Provide for Ongoing Cooperation

Abu Dhabi – April 15, 2018 – UAE Embassy signed an agreement today with 7 leading US health providers, as a step to ensure enhanced medical care for designated Emirati patients and will provide for ongoing coordination between the American hospitals and their counterparts in the UAE.

As part of multiple agreements aimed to improve patients’ access to quality healthcare services and in the first phase of the implementation targeting US hospitals, UAE Ambassador to the US H.E Yousef Al Otaiba signed the agreement on behalf of the UAE, in presence of UAE government officials leaders top US hospitals including Brigham and Women Hospital / Dana Farber Cancer Institute (BWH/DFCI), University of Chicago Hospitals (UCH), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) , Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cleveland clinic foundation (CCF) and Children hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

In this regard, H.E Yousef Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the US stated: “We'd like to thank the Department of Health- Abu Dhabi for the efforts in making those agreements with leading US Health Providers happen”

“Through partnerships and continued collaboration with leading US hospitals, we will not only improve access to treatment for Emirati citizens, but also help the UAE enhance its own health care infrastructure.” added Ambassador Al Otaiba.

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of Department of Health Abu Dhabi said: “By signing the agreements with top US health providers, we take a step forward to strengthening our joint cooperation in the heath field with United states through new prospects for broadening our cooperation horizons, stressing that the agreements with US health providers is a demonstration of the Department of Health commitment to ensure access to health care services to its patients, and provide a new mechanism to boost quality and ease access to services.”

The agreements ensure that sponsored Emirati patients receive efficient and appropriate medical services in a timely manner.

In addition to medical care, the agreements allow UAE to grant electronic provision towards its patients whilst receiving treatment through the US visiting physicians to the UAE for further check-ups and outpatient treatment.

Mr. Mohamed Al Hameli, Acting Undersecretary of Department of Health Abu Dhabi added: “Enhancing patient experience is the main driver behind the continuous cooperation and partnerships we build in the healthcare sector, thus we make sure that the agreements include time effectiveness and easy access to services, the key pillars to achieve patient satisfaction and happiness. The agreements open doors for further exchange of expertise, strengthening national capacities and maximizing efficiency of healthcare workforce in the Emirate”.

These agreements build on a wide range of existing partnerships between the UAE and US medical institutions.



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