Diabetes, Discovery and the Kuwait-Scotland eHealth Innovation Network

May 19, 2012 |

As part of the Kuwait-Scotland eHealth Innovation Network [KSeHIN] team, we have been working closely with the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and the Dasman Diabetes Institute to improve patient care in Kuwait, and last weekend we were delighted to see months of hard work from all parties coming together in a busy and productive few days at the most recent Discovery Course at Dasman Diabetes Institute.

With almost 25% of the population living with diabetes, Kuwait has one of the highest population percentages worldwide. The Kuwait-Scotland eHealth Network aims to take a collaborative, long term approach to improve outcomes for Kuwait’s diabetes patients by delivering innovative informatics projects including shared clinical care records and disease registry to drive quality improvements and offer world class education and training.

The most recent Discovery Course saw 250 medical staff from around Kuwait gathering at the Dasman Institute to hear how KSeHIN is working to make genuine improvements to the future of diabetes care and education in Kuwait, and how they can take their first steps towards gaining a certificate, diploma or MSc in Diabetes Care and Education.

More than a dozen staff from the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside, the International Diabetes Federation and beyond were there to provide a range of lectures and demonstrations, and to discuss current and future research objectives for Scotland and Kuwait.

What’s really exciting about this project is not just the fact that it will have a profound effect on patient’s lives, but that so many world leading experts, institutions and individuals have come together to make a genuine impact on the health of a nation. We’re really proud to be part of that.

Visit the Dasman Diabetes Institute website to find out more about the Kuwait Scotland eHealth Innovation Network and next Discovery Course. You can also follow what’s going on via our KSHIN flickr group.

Comments (2)

  1. Muna Alshammari Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I think this is fabulous. it is a great step toward an innovative work that will serve both patients and healthcare providers. looking forward to hear and read more about this innovative work.

    1. Pamela Brankin Reply

      June 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

      Thank you – we are really excited about what can be achieved when committed and ambitious people bring their expertise together. The work that is being done here has been described as “a plane taking off”; it has real momentum and there are hopes that the systems being developed will make a real difference to patient care in Kuwait and worldwide. What is clear is that Kuwait’s clinical community is truly behind the project, and that’s a great accolade for the work that’s been done so far.

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