H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, received a plaque from the Joint Commission International (JCI) complying with the certification of 213 UAE-based university hospital. The accreditation marked an additional landmark in the UAE's efforts to become a global leader in accordance with the UAE National Agenda causing UAE Vision 2021. The plaque was bestowed on the Minister in acknowledgment of his leadership as the Ministry remains to take tactical steps to apply the highest international standards.
Dr. Mark R. Chassin, The Joint Commission's President and President, presented the award, in the presence of Paula Wilson, JCI's President and Chief Executive Officer; Bonnie Quinn, Director of International Approach; Dr. Ashraf Ismail, JCI's Managing Director Middle East; and the Undersecretary, Assistant Undersecretaries and the Director of Quality Department.
With its intensive sustainability initiatives, the UAE, H.E. said, looks for to become a good example in proactively dealing with future relevant challenges to serve society and accomplish individuals's happiness and well-being with the arrangement of finest health care services. The UAE's success here have been implemented many thanks to the assistance of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Part of the management's regulations is to protected global certifications for all UAE health facilities by 2021 in an initiative to develop a world-class health system.
H.E. added: "We are proud that the UAE has the highest possible number of JCI-accredited health facilities, which reflects the state's highly reliable health system and lasting health services. This milestone is in line with the desires of UAE Centennial 2071 to redefine the government's function in serving the local neighborhoods and shaping the country's future; establish among the most effective the world's ideal health system with innovative health services; and integrate next-generation modern technologies into the local health field such as expert system (AI), robotics, nanotechnology, tele-health, and modern surgical services."
H.E. Al Owais said thanks to JCI for recognizing and commending the outstanding efficiency of the Ministry's advisory and administrative teams in a proposal to infuse high quality in the local medical area. He also applauded the initiatives of all Ministry officials and medical and management team. The Ministry has executed around the world accepted criteria and protocols as it seeks to win global accreditations and construct a best-in-class health system to earn the UAE one of the most outstanding countries with high-quality, sustainable, and reputable healthcare and health security.
According to JCI, the UAE is the first on the planet to certify 213 health facilities. The UAE has actually been ranked initially in the number of accredited specialized centers; medical labs; specialized facilities within the combined centers network system; key health centers taken on within the linked centers network system; and house health facilities.