Al Jalila Children’s and Children’s National sign agreement on health information technology


Partnership will enable UAE’s first children’s hospital to effectively use health information technology for the benefit of patients

February 1, 2018: Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, UAE’s only children’s hospital has entered into an agreement with Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to form a health information technology strategic partnership. The signing was finalized during Arab Health 2018 – the region’s leading exhibition on healthcare.

As part of the agreement, Children’s National, one of the world’s leading children’s health organizations, will utilize their experience, practice and resources to serve in a strategic advisory role to guide Al Jalila Children’s in effectively using health information technology to deliver the highest quality of care for children across the GCC and the region.


Children’s National is recognized for its innovation in pediatric research and care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional, national and international levels. It is also home to the Sheikh Zayed Institute (SZI) for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

Dr. Mohamed Alawadhi, Chief Operating Officer of Al Jalila Children’s, says that “as the only children’s hospital in the UAE and one among the few in the Middle East, we are constantly striving to provide the best possible care for patients and this includes excellence in service delivery and subsequent patient satisfaction. At Al Jalila Children’s, we have adopted global industry-best practices for information technology and with the signing of this agreement with Children’s National, we aim to achieve a robust system with advanced and proven evidence-based pediatric care clinical pathways that will assist in providing high-level medical care to children in the UAE and the region.”

Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children’s National, says that “as a premier provider of pediatric health services in Washington, D.C. for almost 150 years, Children’s National is pleased to enter into this new collaboration with Al Jalila Children’s to support the best patient-centered health information technology and ensure the health and well-being of children throughout the UAE. Through this collaboration we hope to push discovery and impact pediatric medicine in innovative ways.”

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