Dubai hopes to harness the power of technology to treat diseases. At the 2023 Arab Health Conference, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said that by 2025, the city’s healthcare system will use artificial intelligence to treat 30 diseases.
       This year, the focus is on diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), osteoporosis, hyperthyroidism, atopic dermatitis, urinary tract infections, migraines and myocardial infarction (MI).
        Artificial intelligence can diagnose diseases before symptoms begin to appear. For many illnesses, this factor is enough to speed up recovery and prepare you for what may come next.
        DHA’s prognostic model, called EJADAH (Arabic for “knowledge”), aims to prevent complications of the disease through early detection. The AI ​​model, launched in June 2022, is a value-based rather than volume-based model, meaning the goal is to keep patients healthy over the long term while reducing healthcare costs.
        In addition to predictive analytics, the model will also consider patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to understand the impact of treatment on patients, for better or worse. Through evidence-based recommendations, the healthcare model will place the patient at the center of all services. Insurers will also provide data to ensure patients receive treatment without exorbitant costs.
        In 2024, priority diseases include peptic ulcer disease, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity and metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, acne, prostatic hyperplasia and cardiac arrhythmias. By 2025, the following diseases will continue to be of major concern: gallstones, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, dermatitis, psoriasis, CAD/stroke, DVT and kidney failure.
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Post time: Feb-23-2024