Aster DM Healthcare aim to place a 10% stake on the Bombay Stock Exchange
One of the largest healthcare companies in the UAE, Aster DM Healthcare is set to expand its service offering by listing a 10% stake on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
At present, the company houses acute facilities, with 18 hospitals and 96 clinics, diagnostics centres and over 200 pharmacies, with over 19,000 employees under its umbrella.
The company will place its stake on the BSE by March 2018 and will enable it to reduce its debts and also enable business growth across India.
Consequently, Aster DM Healthcare is also to launch a new home care service across Dubai, in order to provide exceptional healthcare to its citizens, as well as a new mobile application for patients to book appointments.
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“All the doctors in our network can be accessed through the app,” commented Aster Chairman, Dr Azad Moopen.
“Happiness in healthcare can be increased tremendously by delivering it in the comfort of the homes of the people who require it.”
Furthermore, the company is set to employ over 100 new staff members who have disabilities, in order to celebrate its 30th year in the healthcare sector, and support the needs of its people across the UAE, India and the GCC.
“Officials of human resource department had already interviewed around 20 people with disabilities to hire eligible staff with providing training and administrative jobs in UAE-based establishments on their abilities. Aster Healthcare has already hired around 30 people with disabilities in different places and the number will be increased up to 100 this year to offer jobs in the GCC and India as part of the 30-year celebrations,” Dr Moopen added.
Schneider Electric's intelligent patient room: need to know
Schneider Electric has launched a virtual showcase that features its new "intelligent patient room". What is it exactly?
Who: Schneider Electric is a multinational that develops energy and automation solutions for many different industries - including hospitality, education, defence, and healthcare. Founded in 1836, today it is a Fortune 500 company, and it currently provides technology to 40% of hospitals around the world, among them Penn Medicine, one of the top hospitals in the US where Schneider's EcoStruxure for Healthcare is deployed, an IoT solution.
What: Schneider has launched its Innovation Experience Live Healthcare Lab, an immersive experience that takes visitors through a demonstration of a hospital, including the doctor’s office, the operating room, and the intelligent patient room.
The room features a digital patient footwall - a touchscreen that creates a single reference point for patients, families and healthcare providers, by incorporating care information, entertainment and environmental controls all in one place. A separate digital patient door display has important information for healthcare staff.
All Schneider's equipment is low-voltage, and integrated so that the patient room, clinical needs and IT are all seamlessly connected, what Schneider calls a digital “system of systems.”
Why: Mike Sanders, Customer Projects & Services in Healthcare Innovation at Schneider Electric, explains: “The hospital of the future will need to put the patient experience at the forefront, using innovative and connected systems to provide superior in-hospital care experiences.”
“With the shift to remote work and business brought forth by the pandemic, we knew that we needed to invest in a new virtual experience that showcases our vision for a truly integrated healthcare experience. We believe our intelligent patient room is the solution that our healthcare partners and customers have been looking for, and we’re excited to offer a way for them to experience it no matter where they are in the world.”
Where: The virtual experience was modelled after the new innovations installed at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, the first real-world installation of Schneider Electric’s fully integrated intelligent patient room technology. It is currently being hosted at the company’s St. Louis Innovation Hub and Innovation Executive Briefing Center (IEBC) facility.