Saudi Arabia: Ministry of Health partners with Philips to launch digital healthcare projects

The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has partnered with healthcare provider Philips to launch three digital healthcare projects.

The projects aim to enhance patients’ access and experience of care, improve the overall health of the Saudi population, create a stress-free environment for health professionals, and reduce the per-capita cost of healthcare.

Under the first project, both parties will collaborate to optimise radiology operations and resources by establishing a radiology operations command centre using Philips’ equipment.

The second project will be the launch of eHealth ICU Advocate (eHIA) Tele-ICU Pilot in collaboration with Saudi Telecom. The Ministry of Health will launch the pilot to deliver standard AI-supported critical care services to patients, independent of their hospital location.

The third project will see the launch of Population Health Management in collaboration with Philips VitalHealth and government-owned Lean for Business Services. This programme will enable the Ministry of Health to screen 500,000 patients diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes.