UAE health authorities link Riayati, Malaffi & Nabidh platforms electronically

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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UAE health platforms linked electronically
Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Dr. Hamed Ali Al Hashemi & Mr. Ahmed Ali Al Dashti at agreement signing ceremony

The UAE health authorities, including the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), and Dhabi Health Authority (DHA), have integrated “Riayati”, the National Unified Medical Record (NUMR), “Malaffi” and “Nabidh” platforms.

The three entities signed an agreement to link the three platforms electronically on the sidelines of Arab Health 2023 in the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). It was signed by Mr. Ahmed Ali Al Dashti, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Support Services Sector, MoHAP, Mr. Ahmed Abdullah Al Nuaimi, CEO of the Corporate Shared Support Services Sector at DHA, and Dr. Hamed Ali Al Hashemi, Advisor to the Chairman of DoH.

This integration underlines strengthening the quality of medical services and achieving continuity of care in the UAE. It also marks an important achievement in the country’s healthcare sector, reflecting the digital transformation strategy to create a sustainable and efficient healthcare system that provides exceptional patient services.

Dr. Hamed Ali Al-Hashemi_3 UAE Health platforms linked
Dr. Hamed Ali Al-Hashemi
Advisor to the Chairman

“The integration of three platforms in the UAE is a step in the right direction towards enhancing community health and safety. It will establish the country as a distinguished model for exchanging health information, highly regarded by other regional health systems. Data plays a crucial role in enhancing health systems. It helps doctors make decisions that perfectly suit patients and allows us to transform them into valuable information for developing programs and initiatives, creating policies, and improving society’s overall health. This further solidifies the UAE’s position as a leader in digital health.”

Al Dashti appreciated the outstanding efforts and the collaboration between the three parties, which aim to achieve the interests of the population and the country and its vision of reaching an integrated health system according to international standards.

“The successful integration of “Riayati”, “Malaffi” and “Nabidh” is considered a remarkable achievement in healthcare, as it enables healthcare providers to make better medical decisions that are aligned to patients’ needs and ensures a better healthcare experience for UAE citizens and residents in the country,” Mr. Al Dashti added.

Al Ajmi said that the Unified National Health Platform aims to radically change the digital transformation of the UAE’s healthcare sector, where it uses encryption to secure health information over a safe network. The integration of DoH’s “Malaffi”, and DHA’s “Nabidh” project into the Riayati platform has led to a significant increase in the number of medical records available on the system. So far, the Riayati platform has included 1.9 billion medical records for 9.5 million patients, which over 90,000 health service providers can access in 3,057 medical facilities.

Al Ajmi stressed that the private sector plays a vital role in the success of the “Riayati” platform, saying that the ministry is pleased with the growing engagement of private entities in the platform. Their participation is important for the project’s success and helps bring healthcare services up to international standards, he added.

Mr. Robert Denson, Acting CEO of Abu Dhabi Health Data Services “Malaffi”, said that linking the three platforms with one another represents a crucial national accomplishment, as it realizes the UAE’s strategic goal of delivering top-notch healthcare services and enhancing the well-being of all UAE citizens. “This continues our recent successes and ongoing efforts to enhance our platform.”

The platform integration will facilitate access to patient health information by doctors and healthcare providers throughout the UAE, improving patient care. Furthermore, healthcare providers will gain access to over 1.4 billion health records from 2,500 healthcare organizations connected to Malaffi, Denson added.

Malaffi provides easier access to medical records, which helps healthcare professionals save time and trouble transferring previous medical records and avoid undergoing the same tests. In addition, the platform enables healthcare facilities to be more efficient and better coordinated providing safer care across the Emirates.

MoHAP said it is committed to moving forward in line with the vision of the wise leadership, to elevate the health sector to the highest levels and strengthen means of cooperation and partnerships aligned with the UAE’s future vision to become one of the leading countries in the world in terms of the quality of healthcare services.

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