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Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi ranked as the top smart hospital in the UAE and GCC for the second consecutive year by Newsweek

 Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi ranked amongst the top smart hospitals in the world
on Newsweek’s 2024 ‘World’s Best Smart Hospitals’ rankings
 Listed among 330 renowned hospitals from around the world, this recognition is
based on the adoption of smart technologies that are leading personalized,
precision patient care

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of
the M42 network, has been ranked as the top hospital in the UAE and Gulf region for the
second time by Newsweek in its ‘World’s Best Smart Hospitals’ 2024 list. The ranking places the
hospital amongst the top in a list of 330 world-class healthcare facilities from across the globe.
The 330 global hospitals part of the list from 28 countries were assessed on the smart
technologies that are available at these facilities. The key areas of analysis included electronic
functionalities, telemedicine, digital imaging, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics.
Expressing his delight over the recognition, Dr. Jorge Guzman, Chief Executive Officer of
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, said: “Technology is one of the cornerstones of the advanced
patient-centric care that we provide to the community in the UAE and wider region. More
efficient, targeted and personalized care is underpinned by the medical and technological
breakthroughs that are revolutionizing the healthcare sector. Artificial intelligence-enabled tools
with deep machine learning techniques are particularly helping us analyze vast amounts of data
and predict trends and patterns that aim to better patient outcomes. This is evident in the
provision of state-of-the-art technologies such as adaptive radiation therapy with unprecedented
accuracy in treatments, cutting-edge robotic and non-invasive surgeries, seamless and secure
electronic health records management, high-resolution digital imaging, and automated
telemedicine solutions.”
Among several disruptive medical technologies available at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is the
ARTIS Icono, an advanced stroke intervention system that uses artificial intelligence to power
2D and 3D imaging for patients. Given the hospital’s expertise and multidisciplinary approach to
care, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi was recently designated as a Centre of Excellence for both
stroke care and adult cardiac surgery by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi.
The hospital’s Fatima bint Mubarak Center opened earlier this year, employs the Ethos adaptive
radiotherapy, a treatment technology that employs AI and machine learning to adapt cancer
patients’ treatment in real time. It is also home to a chemotherapy robot, which leverages an
automated compounding process to prepare patient-specific hazardous doses with ease and
accuracy and ensure improved patient and operator safety.
Advanced imaging techniques form the backbone of providing the best care to patients.
Therefore, the hospital has introduced some of the most sophisticated imaging options such as
Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography (STE) that analyzes the motion of tissues in the heart,
helping to detect subtle myocardial dysfunction and 3D mapping systems which use multiple
catheters and advanced software to capture electrical information from the heart and convert it
into detailed 3D models that help visualize complex arrhythmic circuits and target them
accurately.

Adoption of predictive modeling approaches and AI has also influenced communication between
various teams at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, enhancing patient engagement. For convenience
and accessibility, patients can access healthcare services, information, and resources at their
fingertips through the hospital’s smart Patient Portal app that continuously evolves.
A testimony to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s drive for adopting the most advanced diagnosis
and treatment options is also its long list of successful patient case studies. Recently, the
hospital’s Neurological Institute used an auditory brainstem implant, a surgically implanted
device that provides a sensation of sound to a person who has severe hearing loss due to
damage to the auditory nerve, to restore genetically induced hearing loss for a young patient
with multiple large benign intracranial tumors. Another example is its introduction of a
comprehensive Invasive Microvascular and Coronary Spasm Program testing in the UAE, which
has helped numerous patients by evaluating for a hard-to-detect cardiac disorder that causes
angina (chest pain) because the arteries supplying blood to the heart have either spasmed
down or have failed to dilate adequately.

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