National Reference Laboratory (NRL), a Mubadala Healthcare network provider and NMC Group announced they have signed a Laboratory Services Agreement making NRL the exclusive provider of laboratory testing to patients at 31 NMC healthcare facilities across the UAE.
NMC patients will now have direct access to NRL’s comprehensive, specialist test menu of more than 4,700 tests, which is one of the largest laboratory test menus globally thanks to NRL’s partnership with LabCorp, the world’s leading diagnostics company.
Eng. Abdulla Al Shamsi, Head of Mubadala Healthcare said: “Through our world-class network of healthcare providers, we are very pleased to work alongside private healthcare companies to provide laboratory tests and services that have a transformative impact on patients, allowing us to collaborate in improving patient outcomes and positively impacting the healthcare sector across the United Arab Emirates.”
Chief Executive Officer at National Reference Laboratory, Abdul Hamid Oubeisi added: “We are pleased to have been selected by NMC Group as their trusted partner in the provision of high-quality laboratory diagnostic services. As one of the most experienced providers of laboratory solutions in the country and the region, we are looking forward to bringing our proven track record of testing and world-class logistics to the patients of NMC Group to ensure their treatment journey is optimized through swift and accurate laboratory testing.”
As a result of the agreement, patient samples collected from 10 of NMC’s largest hospitals and medical centers, including both NMC Royal Hospitals and NMC Specialty Hospitals in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, will be exclusively handled by NRL.
NRL’s logistics network will guarantee sample integrity and timely sample collection from NMC Group’s country–wide network, ensuring reliable and fast test results. Additionally, best practice connectivity solutions, including a web-portal and a two-way real-time interface between NRL’s Laboratory Information System and the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) of the NMC Group, will ensure test ordering and results delivery are as efficient and accurate as possible. This paper-less system will help reduce the risk of human error and work duplication, and enhance quality and patient outcomes.
Mubadala Investment Company actively manages a worldwide portfolio supporting the vision of a globally integrated and diversified economy, through sustainable returns to its shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi. In March 2018, Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC) joined the Group. Mubadala’s US$225 billion portfolio spans five continents with interests in aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals and mining, renewable energy, oil and gas, petrochemicals, utilities, healthcare, real estate, defense services, pharma-ceuticals and medical technology, agribusiness and a global portfolio of financial holdings.