Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 81 - Page 48

COUNTRY FOCUS : UAE
The Department of Health recently announced that 95 % of Abu Dhabi based hospitals that use Electronic Medical Records ( EMRs ) are now connected to Malaffi . This represents 55 out of 58 hospitals with EMR systems within the Emirate . It brings the number of unique clinical records in Malaffi close to 241 million and captures more than 85 % of the total number of inpatient and outpatient encounters in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi .

DOH says 95 % of Abu Dhabi now connected to Malaffi

Panoramic view of Abu Dhabi

Malaffi , the region ’ s first Health Information Exchange ( HIE ) platform , one of the key initiatives of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi ( DOH ), has announced that 95 % of hospitals within Abu Dhabi that use Electronic Medical Records ( EMR ), have connected their systems to Malaffi .

According to the DOH , Malaffi now safely and securely connects a total of 1075 public and private facilities across the Emirate . Adhering to the highest standards of security and privacy , Malaffi allows the meaningful , real-time exchange of important patient health information between healthcare providers , creating a centralised database of unified patient records .
This milestone means that over 35,000 doctors , nurses and other members of care teams have access to Malaffi and are able to make better-informed , more efficient and safer decisions thanks to access to important medical information , such as patient visits , medical conditions , allergies , procedures , lab results , radiology reports and medications , collated from 37 different EMR systems .
HE Dr Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi , Acting Undersecretary , Department of Health – Abu Dhabi , said : “ In Abu Dhabi , we have achieved an important milestone in transforming the healthcare sector by connecting most of the Emirate ’ s hospitals and a large percentage of other healthcare facilities . This will contribute to improving the sector ’ s performance and providing the best levels of care to residents of the Emirate . Thanks to the directives and support of the wise leadership , innovative platforms such as Malaffi play a prominent and pivotal role in this transformation ,
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