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UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, Emirates Health Services and AI71 partner on health innovation

by Madaline Dunn

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and Emirates Health Services (EHS) have announced a strategic partnership with AI company AI71, created by Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) and VentureOne.

The partnership is aimed at driving AI innovation in healthcare and will see AI technology via AI71’s medical large language model (LLM), RAZI71, integrated into the healthcare infrastructure of the UAE.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by HE Dr Mohammed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of MoHAP, HE Dr Yousif Mohammed Al-Serkal, Director General of the Emirates Health Services (EHS), and Shahab Issa Abu Shahab, Director General of ATRC on day 3 at the World Governments Summit (WGS) 2024.

RAZI71 is powered by Falcon LLM, the UAE’s series of open-source AI models, and is designed to transform healthcare delivery. It was shared that it offers advanced care solutions that aim to enhance patient outcomes while also bolstering the capabilities of healthcare professionals.

The agreement, it was noted, will help in advancing proactive health management strategies, integrating advanced analytics, refining clinical decision support systems, and enhancing patient monitoring.

Speaking about the partnership, HE Dr. Mohammed Salim Al Olama, said: “The signing of the MoU with AI71, aligns with the Ministry’s commitment to advancing the use of generative artificial intelligence as a sustainable approach in the evolution of future healthcare and health data management. It also supports proactive health management, integrates advanced analytics, improves decision support systems, and facilitates comprehensive healthcare. This initiative is in line with the UAE National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, aimed at solidifying the nation’s position and leadership in artificial intelligence and fostering a knowledge-based economy.”

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