GE Healthcare partners with Tatweer Medical Co
It has recently been reported that GE Healthcare is set to collaborate with Tatweer Medical Co. The duo will work together to develop a new Diagnostic Radiology Centre based in Riyadh, with the aim to complete in 2020.
The demand for exceptional patient treatment has extended to the country’s focus on developing a number of specialised areas of care, such as diabetes and cancer therapies, fully in line with its Saudi 2030 vision. This has led significant investment in attracting and growing talent, in new digital tools to transform the sector and enhance improve present services.
The new facility will become part of the largest private medical campuses in the region, and become part of the Medical Village Project.
The project will encompass over 30 medical centres, catered towards various specialties, as well as over 900 beds and specialised areas for medical treatment. The diagnostic centre will support all areas of the campus to ensure it becomes a centre of excellence throughout the region.
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“The agreement between Tatweer Medical and GE Healthcare underlines the positive investment environment of Saudi Arabia,” explained Dr. Rafat Taher, Managing Director of Healthcare & Life Science at SAGIA.
“Healthcare is one of the core economic sectors that offers promising opportunities for public private partnerships, and Medical Village sets a model in this regard, bringing not only inward investment but also the advanced technologies and know-how that will enhance the standards of healthcare delivery.”
Adnan Abdullah Al-Olayan, CEO of Medical Village, said: “The Medical Village project is a visionary development that complements the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020. As a sophisticated healthcare hub, Medical Village will bring together experienced clinicians and professionals to deliver high quality care for the community.”
“Through our partnership with GE Healthcare, we are creating a diagnostics hub for the entire region that will ensure better and timely diagnosis, which is of critical importance in delivering efficient healthcare.”
Check Point: Securing the future of enterprise IT
Cybersecurity solutions provider Check Point was founded in 1993 with a mission to secure ‘everything,’ and that includes the cloud. Conscious that nothing remains static in the digital world, the company prides itself on an ability to integrate new technology with its solutions. Across almost three decades in operation, Check Point, with its team of over 3,500 experts, has become adept at protecting networks, endpoints, mobile, IoT, and cloud.
“The pandemic has been somewhat of an accelerator in the evolution of cyber risk,” explains Erez Yarkoni, Global VP for Cloud Business. “We had remote workers and cloud adoption a long time beforehand, but now the volume and surface area is far greater.” Formerly a CIO for several big-name telcos before joining Check Point in 2019, Yarkoni considers the cloud to be “part of [his] heritage” and one of modern IT’s most valuable tools.
Check Point has three important ‘product families’, Quantum, CloudGuard, and Harmony, with each one providing another layer of holistic IT protection:
- Quantum: secures enterprise networks from sophisticated cyber attacks
- CloudGuard: acts as a scalable and unified cloud-native security platform for the protection of any cloud
- Harmony: protects remote users and devices from cyber threats that might compromise organisational data
However, more than just providing security, Yarkoni emphasises the need for software to be proactive and minimise the possibility of threats in the first instance. This is something Check Point assuredly delivers, “the industry recognises that preventing, not just detecting, is crucial. Check Point has one platform that gives customers the end-to-end cover they need; they don't have to go anywhere else. That level of threat prevention capability is core to our DNA and across all three product lines.”
In many ways, Check Point’s solutions’ capabilities have actually converged to meet the exact working requirements of contemporary enterprise IT. As more companies embark on their own digital transformation journeys in the wake of COVID-19, the inevitability of unforeseen threats increases, which also makes forming security-based partnerships essential. Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) sought out Check Point for this very reason when it was in the process of selecting Microsoft Azure as its cloud provider. “Let's be clear: Azure is a secure cloud, but when you operate in a cloud you need several layers of security and governance to prevent mistakes from becoming risks,” Yarkoni clarifies.
The partnership is a distinctly three-way split, with each bringing its own core expertise and competencies. More than that, Check Point, HOOPP and Microsoft are all invested in deepening their understanding of each other at an engineering and developmental level. “Both of our organisations (Check Point and Microsoft) are customer-obsessed: we look at the problem from the eyes of the customer and ask, ‘Are we creating value?’” That kind of focus is proving to be invaluable in the digital era, when the challenges and threats of tomorrow remain unpredictable. In this climate, only the best protected will survive and Check Point is standing by, ready to help.
“HOOPP is an amazing organisation,” concludes Yarkoni. “For us to be successful with a customer and be selected as a partner is actually a badge of honor. It says, ‘We passed a very intense and in-depth inspection by very smart people,’ and for me that’s the best thing about working with organisations like HOOPP.”