Careem offers discounts to patients, visitors of Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group

Updated 14 November 2017
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Careem offers discounts to patients, visitors of Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group

Careem, the largest provider of ride-hailing in Saudi Arabia, has signed an agreement with Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group (HMG), to provide its services for the patients and visitors of the group's hospitals and pharmacies.
The move is seen as a step that would enhance the role of the national companies in achieving the strategic objectives of medical care in Saudi Arabia, and is a first initiative in its field.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Nasser Al-Haqbani, president and CEO of Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group; and Abdulla Elyas, chairman and co-founder of Careem.
Patients and visitors of the group’s hospitals and pharmacies will have a discount on the trips provided by Careem, from and to hospitals and pharmacies of HMG, in all of its branches in Riyadh and Qassim. Such a service will greatly assist saving patients’ time and resolve existing transport challenges, according to a joint statement released by Careem and HMG.
Careem Chairman Elyas said the partnership will “help in extending the services of Careem to a sector that has an immense importance.”
He added: “This partnership will support in realizing our bigger objectives, especially with a leading partner such as HMG, that is classified as one of the most important medical groups in the Middle East, as it develops and operates more than 20 medical facilities across Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain. HMG is a leader in many initiatives that always aim to provide the best medical service offering to its patients.”
HMG President and CEO Al-Haqbani said their strategic vision is to drive the technological transformation and advancement of health care in order to provide the best services to their patients. He said the partnership boosts transportation services for the patients to have safe and convenient journeys to and from their hospitals and pharmacies.
This, Al-Haqabani said, has encouraged them to work on the collaboration with Careem “that is one of the most important companies in ride-hailing in Saudi Arabia.”


New J-Clinic to harness machine learning tech

Updated 25 September 2018
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New J-Clinic to harness machine learning tech

MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization founded and chaired by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ‘78, launched the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic) on Tuesday. This is the fourth major collaborative effort between MIT and Community Jameel.
J-Clinic, a key part of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, will focus on developing machine learning technologies to revolutionize the prevention, detection, and treatment of disease. It will concentrate on creating and commercializing high-precision, affordable, and scalable machine learning technologies in areas of health care ranging from diagnostics to pharmaceuticals, with three main areas of focus:
l Preventative medicine methods and technologies with the potential to change the course of non-infectious disease by stopping it in its tracks.
l Cost-effective diagnostic tests that may be able to both detect and alleviate health problems.
l Drug discovery and development to enable faster and cheaper discovery, development, and manufacture of new pharmaceuticals, particularly those targeted for individually customized therapies.
J-Clinic’s holistic approach will utilize MIT’s expertise in cellular and medical biology, computer science, engineering, and the social sciences, among other areas.
“The health care system has no shortage of data,” said MIT President L. Rafael Reif. “But it has far too little access to the kinds of tools and experts who can translate population-level data into clinical insights that could make it possible to tune care precisely for individuals. Building on MIT’s deep expertise in fields from cancer to neuroscience, and our longstanding connections to Boston’s world-class medical community, J-Clinic offers an accelerated path to creating new technologies that could help make health care more effective everywhere — from villages in developing nations to major teaching hospitals.”
“The J-Clinic will positively impact the world by accelerating the creation of machine learning technologies and algorithms that will make preventing, detecting, and treating disease more precise, affordable, and personalized,” said Anantha P. Chandrakasan, dean of the MIT School of Engineering, and Vannevar Bush, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, who will serve as J-Clinic’s chair. “It will be a truly multifaceted effort that amplifies synergies between the life sciences and the latest research in human and machine intelligence. J-Clinic will inspire innovation for the betterment of humanity.”
“Channeling MIT’s machine learning expertise into health care will transform medical outcomes for people around the world,” said Fady Jameel, president of Community Jameel International. “Health care has been an important sphere of activity for Community Jameel since our earliest days, from founding the first nonprofit hospital for physical rehabilitation in Saudi Arabia, to partnering with the King Salman Center for Disability Research. J-Clinic continues our journey of supporting cutting-edge research and driving innovation in health care, in Saudi Arabia and around the whole world.”