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Dubai Health Forum 2022: The future is now

Dubai Health Forum 2022: The future is now


Ernest Montañà Ortiz, the TMC Unilabs AI Project Manager was invited to attend the 2022 Dubai Health Forum (DHF) in its fourth edition, sponsored by Unilabs Middle East and explains:

“Since its launch in 2017, the Dubai Health Forum has become an annual gathering for healthcare leaders, professionals, and the community. It gathers many international and local decision makers, healthcare leaders, industry experts, innovators, health institutions and organizations representing the wide spectrum of healthcare.

With a 2-day program, the forum holds several workshops, seminars, and discussion panels, where the participants will trace on a wide range of subjects like Dubai Care Model, Digital Health, Space Medicine, Value -based care and Health Economics.

Landing in Dubai feels like landing 100 years further in time, instead of 5000 km away from Barcelona. On March 2nd I had the chance to present the AI Centre of Excellence, our projects, and our approach to AI in front of the health authorities and professionals of Dubai. I decided to focus on real examples from our projects to bring the following message to the audience: AI is not just potential anymore, is a reality and is happening now in front of our eyes.

This idea was present at other health talks as well where other speakers, mostly doctors that use AI in their daily practice, spoke. It was reassuring that when they were discussing some of their cases, they were using several tools that we have already deployed, or we are planning to use soon.

On March 3rd we discussed how the landscape of the Health Sector is going to look like in 50 years. It is expected that by then, the fertility rates will go down significantly, people will massively move to the cities… Dubai has a very agile and hands-on approach to these changes: Let’s get there before the future catches up with us. AI is a crucial part of their strategy, and they are ready to start testing and deploying different solutions.

My stay here has been an amazing experience. I wish the days had lasted 50 hours, so much to do, so much to learn. Thanks a lot, to our Unilabs Middle East colleagues for inviting me and for making this work trip, a life experience.”