Berkeley Research Group lands healthcare contract in the UAE

28 November 2019 1 min. read

Berkeley Research Group has been tapped for a healthcare improvement project in the UAE.

Global consulting firm Berkeley Research Group (BRG) has won a multiyear membership and services agreement with the Abu Dhabi Health Authority (SEHA), aimed at improving local healthcare by identifying the causes of clinical outcome variation and aid collaboration across geographies.

The consultancy is working in a consortium together with health-focused analytics advisory Potential(x) and Australia & New Zealand-based knowledge-sharing collective Health Roundtable (HRT).

Together the consortium will provide SEHA with the ability to compare healthcare outcomes against benchmarks from Australia and New Zealand – delivered through Berkeley Research Group’s DRIVE analytics and visualisation platform, which enables comparative visualisations of performance and outcomes and can providing appropriate benchmarks and highlighting where variation exists. The deployment of BRG Drive is a first for the region.

“These are exciting times for those involved and for the future of global healthcare and improved clinical outcomes in Abu Dhabi,” commented BRG Managing Director Kevin Hamilton. According to a press release, more than 200 SEHA employees have already received training on the initial analyses, along with the use of the DRIVE platform and the custom SEHA-specific tools contained within the platform. “We have waited years for something like this,” said one.

The firm further noted that the SEHA Health System was largest healthcare network in the UAE, with 12 hospitals and 2,644 beds and the capacity to treat 100,000 inpatients and more than five million outpatients annually.

Previously, healthcare consultancy GE Healthcare Partners – a division of General Electric – took home awards from the UK’s Management Consultancies Association (MCA) for healthcare improvement projects in both Dubai and Saudi Arabia.