UAE: Abu Dhabi patients to have medical records uploaded to shared database

Abu Dhabi patients are set to have their medical records uploaded to a shared database as part of plans to improve care.

The government-backed programme provides health facilities, doctors and government authorities better access to patients’ medical information in a bid to guarantee accurate records, regardless of whether patients have been looked after elsewhere.

The new initiative will connect more than 2,000 public and private healthcare providers in Abu Dhabi, which provide services to more than 3 million people.

NMC Health and Mediclinic Middle East have recently agreed to join Malaffi, a new online health information exchange platform designed to increase efficiency in the sector.

Other healthcare groups that have already joined the online platform include Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, Cleveland Clinic, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre and Healthpoint.

Malaffi is operated by Abu Dhabi Health Data Services, which was established in a public-private partnership between the Department of Health and Injazat Data Systems, a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company.