E-health agreement signed by top US and Saudi hospitals
Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC), one of the Middle East’s top referral and teaching institutions, and the United States’ Cleveland Clinic today signed an e-Health agreement at Arab Health 2003 – the region’s hospital, medical equipment and services exhibition and conference.
A cornerstone of the partnership will be the US hospital’s E-Cleveland Clinic, a web-based facility that provides specialist consultations and second opinions, using the Internet, for patients with life-threatening and life-altering diagnoses.
The memorandum of understanding also covers collaboration on education, research and patient care. Located in Riyadh, the KFSH&RC is a 650-bed tertiary hospital that carries out over 9,200 operations annually, including more than 1,400 open-heart surgeries.
Arab Health 2003, at the Dubai International Exhibition Center (DIEC), features 940 exhibitors from 50 countries. Of the 19 national pavilions at the show, Germany with 195 exhibitors is the largest. Other countries with substantial official delegations include the UK, Italy, USA, China and France. The exhibition also has over 100 United Arab Emirate (UAE)-based companies participating. — (menareport.com)
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