World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a global initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has partnered with Royal Philips, a diversified health and well-being company, to improve the lives of people through meaningful innovation.
As part of WISH’s continued efforts to inspire and diffuse healthcare innovation and best practice, the partnership supports the vision and mission of Qatar Foundation to drive innovation and serve to underscore Qatar’s pioneering role as an emerging centre for healthcare innovation.
Philips recently delivered two projects to leading healthcare providers in Qatar that focuses on improving all aspects of the patient and staff experience. Philips has a unique approach to rapid innovation that uses empathy-mapping and co-creation to ensure that the practical and emotional needs of patients and staff are at the heart of the health service and facility design.
Commenting on the association, Mr Egbert Schillings, CEO of WISH, said: “As a proud initiative of QF, WISH is committed to disseminating healthcare innovation and best practice through our community of like-minded leaders and policymakers, for the benefit of the Qatari population.
“Our on-going research programmes and partnerships with key healthcare providers are crucial in identifying the best ideas that are most relevant to the local community. By engaging with innovative healthcare experts like Philips, we can learn faster, share insights more widely and improve patient outcomes more dramatically – ultimately improving people’s lives both locally and globally.”
Through its partnership with WISH, Royal Philips has demonstrated its commitment to supporting Qatar’s National Vision 2030 of a prosperous, stable, educated, sustainable and healthy population.
Mr Reinier Schlatmann, General Manager at Philips Gulf Region, said: “Qatar is a key pillarto our regional strategy as a leading healthcare innovator across the GCC. We believe that global initiatives like WISH evoke discussions and disseminate best practices that will not only change but fuel the transformation of healthcare in the region. Our partnership with WISH is a good example of our deep commitment to working with the state of Qatar to improve the lives of its residents through the development of a world-class health system.”
The WISH – Philips partnership will focus on creating and disseminating innovative solutions to drive clinical performance and enhance the patient experience whilst delivering economic value.
For more information about WISH, please visit www.wish.org.qa
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