MUBADALA HEALTHCARE LAUNCHES HOLISTIC OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF UAE’S
Comprehensive package includes proactive health clearance systems, specialist management of exposure and symptoms,
safety-protocol support and all testing needs
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 1 September 2020:
As public health restrictions ease, Mubadala Healthcare is introducing an innovative offering of occupational health and testing services designed to enable organizations to return their employees back to work in the safest way possible.
Mubadala Healthcare’s National Reference Laboratory (NRL), Capital Health Screening Centre (CHSC), Healthpoint and Amana Healthcare, together created the program leveraging their expertise in pathology, occupational health, and corporate sample-collection, respectively.
Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, Senior Vice President at Mubadala Healthcare, says: “National Reference Laboratory, Capital Health Screening Centre, Healthpoint and Amana Healthcare were proactive from the start of the pandemic, putting systems in place to ensure they would be able to support the nation and economy in its immediate needs, but also to plan for continued support and long-term solutions, which we are now activating.”
Al Nowais adds: “This collaboration between these facilities demonstrates the value of being part of an integrated healthcare network, namely, creating the most comprehensive solutions possible through leveraging individual specializations and strengths. The occupational health package can be tailored to meet organizations’ needs, and offers an end-to-end solution with the testing, analysis, clinical support and training needed for an effective and efficient return to work, as well as continuous monitoring of the workforce to minimize risk of exposure.”
The occupational health package was designed to support all private and government employers in their return-to-work program, by providing best-in-class and evidence-based occupational health and testing solutions to ensure a safe workplace. Various modules of the package have already been rolled out by a number of employers, including Mubadala’s global and local entities and units.
According to Dr. Mariam Al Maazmi, Senior Supervisor of Occupational Health at Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), one of the first companies to use the Mubadala Healthcare’s occupational health services, the process was key to the nature of its operations.
Dr. Al Maazmi said: “Mubadala Healthcare, through its National Reference Laboratory and Amana Healthcare, is one of the organizations that has supported EGA since April as part of our extensive COVID-19 testing program for employees and contractors working on our sites in the UAE. As a vital industrial company that has continued operations throughout the pandemic, fast and accurate testing of our thousands of people has been the cornerstone of our COVID-19 response. It has enabled us to take action to prevent further spread when we have had cases, and has guided our broader prevention strategy. In more recent months, testing has also been key in bringing many of those who have been working at home back to EGA offices.”
The package is comprehensive and modular; it can be customized to meet the needs of all entities striving for a safe, successful and sustainable return to the workplace.
For each employer, the Mubadala Healthcare team sets up easy-to-use online questionnaires for ongoing health monitoring and screening before entry to the workplace. Employees reporting symptoms or exposure are contacted by the Occupational Health team for a clinical consultation over the phone to assess their needs.
Employees are advised on appropriate quarantine or isolation timeline, undergo all required testing, and receive regular follow-up teleconsultations with the clinical team until they are cleared for a safe return to the workplace.
Additionally, the Occupational Health team can make an initial assessment of all employees for vulnerability, provide specialist consultations and advise organizations on improvements to their workplace with employee health needs in mind. The team also implements automated dashboards to allow organizations to efficiently track and monitor the status of the workforce.
As part of the Occupational Health package, CHSC is creating a specialized program for mitigating the risks that employees may face, supported by its extensive experience in occupational health screening and training. The program tackles return-to-work concerns such as initial assessment and ongoing monitoring of workforce, travel-related assessments, pre-clearance of visitors and COVID-19 training for employees.
The training is provided live by a specialized occupational medicine physician and expert clinical staff, and can be tailored to select employees, such as health and wellness ambassadors, security and reception staff, or to the entire workforce, depending on the needs of each organization.
In parallel, NRL’s world-class and purpose-built COVID-19 laboratories have the advanced equipment and a highly skilled scientific team that allow it to process results accurately within a quick turnaround time. NRL’s team of experts are able to advise employers on what testing strategies would suit their needs and budget best. Testing and sample collection are managed by both the Healthpoint team, through their drive-through facility, and Amana Healthcare through their homecare services.
These Occupational Health services have demonstrated their effectiveness in fostering a proactive, health-conscious culture among employers and their workforce. With these packages, UAE organizations will be empowered to maintain the highest levels of safety, health and productivity for their people and their workplaces.
Using technology to streamline the flow of information and provide a holistic and real-time view of workforce status and anticipated date of return to work, Mubadala’s occupational health package promises a seamless, stress-free and safe return-to-work.
About Mubadala Investment Company
Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for the Government of Abu Dhabi.
Mubadala’s $232 billion (AED 853 billion) portfolio spans six continents with interests in multiple sectors and asset classes. We leverage our deep sectoral expertise and long-standing partnerships to actively source deals. In the UAE, we are driving sustainable growth by optimizing scale and efficiency, supporting the continued diversification and global integration of the local economy while growing our shareholder value.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Mubadala has offices in London, Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.
About Capital Health Screening Centre
Capital Health Screening Centre, part of Mubadala’s integrated network of world-class healthcare providers, offers efficient, streamlined medical screenings for individuals and companies in Abu Dhabi, Musaffah and Al Ain, for residency visas, occupational health certificates, and eligibility for pension and benefits.
Capital Health Screening Centre is committed to innovation of essential services while maintaining government prices, and has introduced facilities such as appointment booking to avoid queues, a live chat function on its website, SMS appointment reminders, and online report tracking.
Through streamlining the flow of its services, Capital Health Screening has managed to reduce the time taken for visa medical testing to under 30 minutes. The resulting fitness certificate from the Department of Health–Abu Dhabi is available in 48 hours as standard, 24 hours with the fast track service, and the same day with the VIP service if the appointment takes place before noon. For ease of access, there are branches at Al Jazira Sports Club and Village Mall Musaffah in Abu Dhabi, and at Sinaiya in Al Ain.
In addition, Capital Health Screening has introduced innovations to make the employment process easier for companies, such as a mobile screening unit for groups of 20 to 200 employees. The screening unit visits the business premises at no additional cost and is also fully equipped to provide pre-employment and occupational health screenings directly at the workplace. For more information please visit http://www.capitalhealth.ae
About National Reference Laboratory
National Reference Laboratory (NRL) is a Mubadala company created in partnership with and managed by LabCorp, a leading global life sciences company providing comprehensive clinical laboratory services. NRL’s vision is to increase the spectrum, coverage and overall efficiency of laboratory testing, to implement international best practice reference laboratory processes and to set the benchmark for quality standards in the region.
Together with the significant resources of LabCorp, NRL offers a comprehensive menu of more than 4,700 tests, providing a complete solution for all clinical testing needs in an efficient and high-quality environment that reduces both turnaround time and logistics-related costs, compared with other laboratories. The diverse and growing network of NRL currently includes eleven owned and managed laboratories across the UAE. For more information, please visit www.nrl.ae.
Healthpoint, part of Mubadala’s integrated network of world-class healthcare providers, is a premium hospital with three specialty centers – the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Centre, the Dental Clinic and Musculoskeletal Center. Based in Abu Dhabi and accepting patients throughout the UAE and GCC, the hospital provides community care, grounded in the latest internationally recognized medical approaches.
Healthpoint is committed to working with companies within the Mubadala Healthcare Network and with its strategic partners from the world’s best healthcare organizations, as well as other hospitals and clinics locally and regionally. We deliver quality and accessible care and education to everyone, from patients and their families to communities, to achieve better health together. Healthpoint’s innovative care and health programs offer our patients and the community the specific tools they need to make better choices regarding their health and lead healthier, happier, and longer lives.
Healthpoint’s compassionate clinical staff are leaders in their respective fields and combine international standards and latest innovations with local understanding to create a world-class hospital experience. The clinical and non-clinical staff work as one integrated team in a culture that continuously aims to improve patient experience, outcomes and employee engagement. Healthpoint provides full-cycle organized care using the integrated practice unit (IPU) model, which tailors treatment around the individual patient, with every action in the practice complementing the other to increase standards, avoid unnecessary care and simplify each patient’s journey.
About Amana Healthcare
Amana Healthcare, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, is the Middle East’s leading provider of specialized long-term care, rehabilitation and home healthcare services and is the region’s pioneer in integrated continuum-of-care services. Based in the United Arab Emirates, Amana serves patients from a wide catchment area—including the Middle East, Africa and South Asia—who need complex, specialized post-acute care. Amana’s hospitals are accredited by the U.S. Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.