Emitac Healthcare, GoCheck partnership brings AI-powered vision screening app for children

Emitac Healthcare, GoCheck partnership brings AI-powered vision screening app for children

Smartphone-enabled application to detect vision abnormalities in children

Dubai, September 27, 2021: Emitac Healthcare Solutions today announced its partnership with the U.S digital health company GoCheck to bring to the UAE a Smartphone-enabled, integrated vision screening application for the detection of vision abnormalities in children.

Emitac Healthcare said in a statement that the distribution partnership will strengthen its portfolio of cutting edge screening applications and add value to its vision and mission to transform care delivery through cost-effective digital technologies.

“Our partnership with GoCheck will enable us to reinforce the company’s mission to offer clinical innovation through new technology. Partnering with GoCheck will bring value and strength to the pediatric healthcare sector. Together, we will take vision screening in children in the UAE to the next level, fulfilling the market need for innovative solutions,”said Mr. Mohd Kenanah, CEO of Emitac Healthcare Solutions.

GoCheck Kids is used by over 6,500 pediatric care teams in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East as part of the routine health checkup for children and in vision screening programs conducted within primary care centers and schools.

“Smart technologies and an IOS modern operating system help pediatric healthcare providers detect diseases in advance,” said Kevon Saber, Chief Executive Officer of GoCheck, adding that the “partnership with Emitac Healthcare Solutions is a significant step toward empowering healthcare providers in the UAE with access to advanced vision-protecting screening technology.”

GoCheck Kids is the only digital vision screening application for children from ages 1-18 built on a Smartphone. It will enable Emitac Healthcare to provide a complete vision screening solution to its customers in the UAE.

A recent study conducted among the student population in government schools of the Hatta region in the UAE showed that a significant 59 per cent of students were detected to have uncorrected refractive errors despite having a school-based vision screening program in place. Seventy-eight percent of the amblyopia cases were found to be in the 11–19 years age group, Emitac said.

The use of photo screeners, such as GoCheck Kids, are recommended by various medical societies including the American Academy of Pediatrics because traditional vision screening methods such as Snellen charts have zero positive predictive value among pre-school children.

The partnership of Emitac Healthcare Solutions and GoCheck illustrates the importance of digital health innovation to provide affordable, accurate and scalable healthcare for patients.

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About Emitac Healthcare Solutions

Jointly owned by two Emirati conglomerates, The Bukhatir Group & The Ghobash Group, Emitac was established in 1976. Since then, the company group has been growing and flourishing by meeting the most challenging requirements of a fast -evolving landscape through impeccable business acumen and technology. The organization covers several industries such as healthcare and IT, finance, public sector and many more.

Emitac Group has established a solid presence within the region and surrounding countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Oman. There are currently four different companies that works and functions under its umbrella in the United Arab Emirates, and two other companies in the regional market. 

Emitac Healthcare Solutions is very well connected and is a national powerhouse when it comes to healthcare solutions, especially in the domain of connected care and digital transformation.   

For more information about us, please visitwww.emitachealthcare.comor contact:

Ahmed Qawasmeh
Business Development Director
Emitac Healthcare Solutions LLC
Tel:  +9714 605 8250
Email:  medana@emitac.ae

About GoCheck

GoCheck, creator ofGoCheck Kids, serves over 6,500 pediatric team members in their quest to prevent vision impairment, the most prevalent disabling condition among children in the U.S. and many countries around the globe. GoCheck Kids made early screening affordable and accessible and has impacted over 4 million children within the past years. GoCheck is backed by Interwest Partners, FCA Venture Partners, Mucker Capital, Sovereign’s Capital and Marc Benioff (Salesforce founder/CEO).

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