Smart tech boosts UAE’s healthcare market to $21 billion


Smart healthcare technology innovations to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus and improve people’s daily lives are at the centre of the UAE’s healthcare spend topping $21 billion by 2021, industry experts have announced. The UAE government continues to increase its healthcare spend – especially in supporting healthcare technology innovations that can help to manage lifestyle diseases and coronavirus. As a result, the UAE’s healthcare spend is set to top $21 billion by 2021, according to the United States – UAE Business Council. “Healthcare technology innovations are the foundation of the UAE’s record-high healthcare spend,” said Andrew Calthorpe, CEO, at Condo Protego. “Across the UAE, healthcare providers are leveraging technology to help counter the coronavirus now, and to deliver new levels of patient-centric healthcare in the future.” Healthcare providers should take a 4-step process in their digital transformation: modernising IT infrastructure, maintaining 24/7 cloud access, launching mobile apps, and enhancing cybersecurity, argues Condo Protego, the leading UAE-based IT infrastructure and information management consultancy and solutions provider. “Running secure, cloud-based digital platforms and mobile apps can deliver numerous business and patient benefits,” added Calthorpe. “Healthcare technology can help more...