The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched the ‘Maharati’ system, a healthcare learning and management system, at the Training and Development Center in Sharjah as part of its continuous efforts to improve the health system and nurture a culture of innovation in the work environment through globally accepted training. Apart from strengthening the UAE’s health industry, ‘Maharati’ also seeks to build a smart e-learning system and sustain effective local and global partnerships to keep up with future changes.
Present during the launch were H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary of Support Service; H.E. Dr. Yousif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector; H.E Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy & Licensing Sector; H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics; Saqr Ghanim AlHemeiri, Director of the Training & Development Center; Adnan Al Riyami, Director of Human Resources Management, and members of the project team.
‘Maharati’ is a unified smart platform for e-learning and an integrated Learning Management System designed according to the highest international standards. It automates the management of the training courses, from measuring individual development training needs to registration, planning, attendance and absence management to certification and program evaluation. In addition, the newly introduced system provides an e-learning platform allowing enrollment and launch of new e-training programs and introduction of integrated programs and e-learning resource management.
H.E. Al Ketbi pointed out that the Ministry has succeeded in bringing to the country distinguished and internationally recognized health training programs, thereby raising the efficiency and quality of the performance of the medical and nursing staff who have gained competencies in modern medical infrastructure and advanced training and operating techniques.
In line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) also plans to introduce Virtual reality (VR) rehabilitation in physiotherapy for stroke patients, patients suffering from balance disorder and children with development disorders, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s syndrome, using artificial intelligence techniques to provide competitive health services locally and globally.
VR rehabilitation technology makes use of virtual world simulation to meet various requirements for effective medical intervention to achieve the best results using the video game controller and the moving sensor. Scientific studies have proven the effectiveness of this innovative technique in the rehabilitation and treatment of many such cases.
Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospital Sector, emphasized the Ministry’s keenness to fully integrate artificial intelligence into medical services to envision the future of healthcare, to create pathways and proactive solutions to enhance patient happiness and to achieve the goals of the National Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.