Malaffi, the region’s first Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform and a strategic initiative of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) announced that all public and private hospitals in the emirate are now connected to the platform.
The move is in line with Abu Dhabi’s ongoing efforts to improve patient experience, healthcare quality, and patient outcomes. Further, it is an significant step in allowing healthcare providers to securely exchange important patient health information in real-time, creating a centralized database of unified patient records.
In addition to the 59 hospitals, the platform currently has 1,100 clinics and medical centers connected to it. Over 39,000 doctors, nurses, and other staff members from Abu Dhabi’s 1,539 healthcare facilities now have secure access to Malaffi, allowing them to make more informed and efficient decisions.
Malaffi makes it easier for healthcare professionals to access medical records, saving their time and effort in transferring previous records and avoiding repeat testing. It collates 559 million unique clinical records of medical information such as patient visits, medical conditions, allergies, procedures, lab results, radiology reports, vaccination records, vital signs, and medications.
“Malaffi is one of the most prominent and innovative programs launched by Abu Dhabi to advance the healthcare sector as it continues to adopt digital technology and achieve the highest levels of efficiency and effectiveness regarding the sector. We will continue to work in line with Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 to achieve a healthy society and consolidate the emirate’s position as an incubator for innovation and distinguished digital initiatives, which will positively affect the health and well-being of all members of society.”
Since the launch of Malaffi, DoH has supported the development of the platform as it plays a critical role in the digital transformation of healthcare as part of its aim to adopt digital solutions that promote the sector’s advancement in the emirate.
Mr. Atif Al Braiki, CEO of Abu Dhabi Health Data Services, the operator of Malaffi, said, “Connecting 100 percent of hospitals in Abu Dhabi to be able to access and share important patient data through Malaffi in under three years is a major accomplishment. With the support of DoH, we look forward to further support the communities of the emirate on their journey to good health, happiness and prosperity.”