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Digitalization & Modernization of the Medical field: Dr Khaldoun Bardi’s vision

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Digitalization & Modernization of the Medical field: Dr Khaldoun Bardi’s vision

April 21
23:43 2021

Dubai – The healthcare sector is increasingly turning to digitalization to add value to patients, internal operations and innovation and with years of operating experience and affiliation with world-renowned institutions and accreditations, the technical expertise and know-how of Dr Khaldoun Bardi would ensure the development of modern institutions in accordance with the highest international quality standards.

The Pasteur Hospital Tunis in Tunisia plans in order to “fulfill the highest international criteria” to be The only hospital in the region to feature in the world’s top best hospitals for medical tourism in the Medical Travel Quality Alliance,

All services have been designed around the needs of patients to enhance the quality of care and speed up diagnosis and treatment. We provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical services. We are a one-stop care destination—all procedures available.

While there is obviously a technological dimension to digitalization, its cultural dimension is equally important. The two sides need each other: If companies are not open to disruption and radical change, they will never successfully master the digital transformation. The biggest challenge is therefore to foster a culture that welcomes and enables the transformation to a digitally mature organization.

Innovative change management strategies that put people at the centre and encourage new ways of working on all levels simplify the process of adaptation. To do so, encrusted structures and silos must be broken up, hierarchies must be dismantled and agility must suffuse the way people think and work

These upgrades are designed to work out the most efficient way to operate the hospital, including the optimization of allocation of services and beds. The use of technology in this way also eliminated the need for cumbersome logistics work, thus freeing up medical personnel to deal with patients.

From robotic surgeries to its new and upcoming cancer center, the hospital has more than just its patients to take care of. The Cancer center should come as a welcome expansion for the hospital’s regional patients.

This new expansion will feature operating rooms that are equipped with advanced technology enabling more state-of-the-art surgeries. We are also developing an outpatient annex that will accommodate new specialist clinics and services

The new building will house additional beds, bringing the hospital’s total capacity to more than 200 beds, as well as five additional operation rooms, a day surgery unit, two radiotherapy units and a floor dedicated to chemotherapy.

The expansion is expected to launch at the end of 2021. There will be an increase in the number of beds, operating rooms, outpatient clinics, and an OPD building with new multi-specialty clinics.

Moreover, a full-service oncology center with radiotherapy will provide multidisciplinary and comprehensive care to patients, both local and international. A hemodialysis unit will cater to the needs of patients suffering from kidney failure.

The introduction of robotic surgery at Pasteur is a landmark in the history of medicine in Tunisia and the region. This new technology positions our hospital at the forefront of cutting-edge procedures, and shows our willingness to make the investment to ensure our patients receive top-notch services. This innovative technology allows us to perform more complex procedures with a minimally invasive approach than surgeons were able to prior to this era.

Robotic surgery has now changed patient care and established itself as one of the most important and promising breakthroughs in medical innovation. The advantages of this procedure include less pain, improved cosmesis, less blood loss, and a shorter hospital stay. This unique medical technology replaces the traditional approaches to treating diseases

While use of the robot adds up to 20 percent to the patient’s operation bill, Pasteur is seeking to convince local insurers to bear the additional cost. “In the long term, insurance companies can reduce their bill as instead of spending five to six nights in the hospital, the patient can spend just two nights,”

We are also developing a new cancer center. “There is need for a high standard cancer center and we will provide the complete treatment under one umbrella,” a stem cell transplant unit, catering for blood cancers amongst other blood conditions, is also in the pipeline. The new project will also expand the hospital’s capacity to perform laparoscopic surgery (minimal invasive surgery of the abdomen), robotic, neurological, and spinal surgeries.

Operating within a globalized world and with new healthcare trends continuously emerging, responsible for the advancement and spread of Medicine’s mission of patient care regionally and internationally, recognizes the importance of adopting and implementing the latest developments in the dynamic healthcare markets of the North Africa region.

Tunisia as a country is a sought-after touristic destination in itself. Medically speaking, Tunisia provides patients with the most advanced medical treatments and technology. In addition, Tunisia doctors come with exceptional education and degrees from the US and Europe, becoming leading doctors and some even on an international level.

As for the development of the healthcare sector, Dr Bardi is optimistic. Stressing on the quality of the country’s manpower, he strongly believes that the high standard of physicians and nurses will allow the sector to stand out and become a hub for the region.

The number of patients flying in to seek medical care at Tunis has dropped in the last year. From having international patients account for 40 percent of its patient population, Dr Bardi says that figures has “reduced dramatically,” without stating where the number stands now. To compensate for this drop, the hospital has focused more on attracting local patients and turned its attention to new markets — with the inflow of insurance patients partially compensating for the decline from the out-of-pocket Patients.

At Pasteur, we offer international standards of care and the latest developments in healthcare at a good price. A multilingual staff is available to coordinate all aspects of a patient’s stay. Moreover, with our international affiliation, patients have the option to seek Medical Second Opinion with International renowned doctors.

We have also worked with educational institutions. These events include a cardiology symposium, women’s health symposium, anesthesia workshop, robotic surgery symposium, Orthopedic Robot workshop, and cancer care forum; we will be hosting the first Spine surgery robot training center.

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