Healthcare platforms Riayati, NUMR, Malaffi, Nabidh integrate
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Healthcare platforms Riayati, NUMR, Malaffi, Nabidh successfully integrate

Healthcare platforms Riayati, NUMR, Malaffi, Nabidh successfully integrate

The platform integration will facilitate access to patient health information by doctors and healthcare providers throughout the UAE, improving patient care

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Healthcare platforms Malaffi, Riyati, Nabidh integrate successfully

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

This was announced on the sidelines of Arab Health 2023 in Dubai, at the Emirates Health platform, according to the state news agency, WAM.

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Ahmed Ali Al Dashti, assistant under-secretary for the Support Services Sector, MoHAP, said, “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.”

Dr Hamed Ali Al Hashemi, advisor to the chairman of DoH, stated, “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 programmes and initiatives, creating policies, and improving society’s overall health. This further solidifies the UAE’s position as a leader in digital health.”

Digital transformation of the sector

Ali Al Ajmi, director of the Digital Health Department, MoHAP, 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 the three entities 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, WAM reported.

Al Ajmi said that the private sector has played a vital role in the success of the Riayati platform.

Shared goals

Dr Mohammad Al Redha, director of Health Informatics and Smart Health Department, DHA, stated that the successful integration of the three platforms has been the result of the high level of coordination and shared goals between MoHAP, DHA and DoH.

He added that the Nabidh platform would not have been possible had it not been for the DHA’s constant efforts to provide the community with the best possible service and realise the nation’s and Dubai’s goals of achieving global competitiveness in the healthcare field.

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 realises 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.”

Malaffi, the region’s first health information exchange (HIE) platform, is one of the strategic initiatives launched by DoH. Additionally, DoH recently announced that all public and private hospitals in the emirate are now connected to the 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 organisations connected to Malaffi, Denson added.

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