Al Jalila Children’s and Children’s National sign agreement on health information technology

Partnership will enable UAE’s first children’s hospital to effectively use health information technology for the benefit of patients

February 1, 2018: Al Jalila Children’s, UAE’s only children’s hospital has entered into an agreement with Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to form a health information technology strategic partnership. The signing was finalised during Arab Health 2018 – the region’s leading exhibition on healthcare.  

As part of the agreement, Children’s National, one of the world’s leading children’s health organisations, will utilise their experience, practice and resources to serve in a strategic advisory role to guide Al Jalila Children’s in effectively using health information technology to deliver the highest quality of care for children across the GCC and the region.

Children’s National is recognised for its innovation in paediatric research and care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional, national and international levels. It is also home to the Sheikh Zayed Institute (SZI) for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.         

“As the only children’s hospital in the UAE and one among the few in the Middle East, we are constantly striving to provide the best possible care for patients and this includes excellence in service delivery and subsequent patient satisfaction. At Al Jalila Children’s, we have adopted global industry-best practices for information technology and with the signing of this agreement with Children’s National, we aim to achieve a robust system with advanced and proven evidence-based pediatric care clinical pathways that will assist in providing high-level medical care to children in the UAE and the region,” said Dr. Mohamed Alawadhi, Chief Operating Officer of Al Jalila Children’s.


“As a premier provider of pediatric health services in Washington, D.C. for almost 150 years, Children’s National is pleased to enter into this new collaboration with Al Jalila Children’s to support the best patien t-centered health information technology  and ensure the health and well-being of children throughout the UAE. Through this collaboration we hope to push discovery and impact peediatric medicine in innovative ways,” said Dr. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children’s National.  


About Al Jalila Children’s

Al Jalila Children’s is the first dedicated children’s hospital in the United Arab Emirates. The state of the art medical facility was created under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to affirm his belief that all children should have an equal opportunity for success in life, and the treatment of children suffering from illness or disease should not be subject to geographical chance. The vision of His Highness is to have Al Jalila Children’s as one among the top ten pediatric hospitals in the world. Inaugurated on November 1, 2016, Al Jalila Children’s is an ultramodern hospital that aims to be the driving force behind the tertiary and quaternary care facility in the region. Our world-class teams of highly qualified medical and clinical experts are setting new standards for healthcare excellence on a local and regional level. The hospital is a place where SMART technology and design converge to enhance patient care and outcomes. It hosts the first robotic pharmacy in Dubai, and a fully automated laboratory. The hospital also aims to foster clinical innovations, astute learning and development programmes and cutting-edge research facilities. Al Jalila Children’s has 200 beds in a child and family friendly environment. Find out more at

About Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is #1 for babies and ranked in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.  Find out more at www.

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