Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched an innovative service to evaluate healthcare professionals, including doctors and allied practitioners, using cutting-edge “Metaverse” technology.
The 3D Digital Metaverse Assessment Service will enhance the delivery of both government and private healthcare services. The move comes as part of the UAE’s relentless efforts to attract and retain top talent in key sectors and cement its status as a top destination for global talent.
MoHAP has also unveiled a new medical thermal imaging technology, further enabling healthcare providers to utilise ground-breaking innovations in the health sector.
The 3D Digital Metaverse Assessment Service will enable the ministry to remotely evaluate health practitioners, including doctors and allied health professionals. The service will further help in streamlining procedures while maintaining data security through AI.
According to the ministry, the innovative thermal imaging technology can be effectively used in detecting diabetic foot inflammation for early diagnosis and monitoring surgical sites for infection risk. In addition, it will help in determining psychological state through facial temperature analysis and tracking blood vessels associated with heat-producing tumours in thermal oncology.
The ministry further noted that the new services will cater to customer needs by offering a 3D virtual world experience and digital sensory interaction testing, eliminating the need for physical distance. The new technology offers a practical solution for those with disabilities who are unable to visit a ministry building and for people outside the country to efficiently complete their transactions.
Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Health Regulation Sector, MoHAP, emphasised the ministry’s commitment to improving customer experience through the utilisation of cutting-edge technologies, adding that “virtual reality technology will have a crucial role in the future of the UAE over the next fifty years, particularly with the advanced digital infrastructure in place.”
Mr. Al Amiri further noted that “MoHAP, together with local health authorities and the private sector, are leading the way in offering innovative and technologically advanced health as well as treatment services to improve the quality of life in the country and build a healthier future for all.”