Arab Health: UAE links patient records from 3,000 health facilities on single platfotm

Generic stock pic of doctor for illustrative purposes only
Generic stock pic of doctor for illustrative purposes only
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Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) today announced the patient records from 3,000 medical establishments registered under the national ‘Riayati’ database have been linked to ‘Malaffi’ and ‘NABIDH’ platforms.

Riayati is a digital healthcare platform for the National Unified Medical Record (NUMR) programme launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Ali Al Ajmi

Ali Al Ajmi, director of the Digital Health Department, MoHAP, said: “This means patient records of the 3,000 medical facilities across seven emirates are linked. This will enable physicians to have quick access to patient records irrespective of the emirate they are living in and consulting.”

The announcement from MoHAP came on the sidelines of Arab Health 2023 being held at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Al Ajmi said linking patient records will help in surveillance, forecast and leveraging technology. “What we are doing is ensuring our country is a data-oriented country. This will greatly increase the outcome of the medical process,” he added.

The MoHAP official also said the government entity is connected with technology partners to integrate into the new systems. “

We have used the highest standards within the healthcare process. As said, there are several benefits from a patient’s experience, from a physicians’ perspective. The aim is to provide a better service healthcare to the public. We don’t want to ask for more from the patient. It’s already there within the medical records for physicians to see. So the help is huge here,” said Al Ajmi.

He added: “Once we collect all this data, we have a huge volume available. We want to use this for future survey, surveillance and with patient records all protected.”