UAE: Several healthcare providers join Malaffi

UAE: Several healthcare providers join Malaffi

VPS Healthcare, National Reference Laboratory (NRL) and MENALabs have joined the Abu Dhabi health information exchange platform, Malaffi.

This comes after the recent announcement that two major UAE healthcare groups, Mediclinic Middle East and NMC Healthcare, have also joined Malaffi.

Malaffi is the region’s first health information exchange platform that will securely connect all public and private healthcare providers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to create a unified patient record and to improve healthcare quality, as well as patient outcomes.

The platform will house different types of patient medical information, collated from different Abu Dhabi healthcare providers, including allergies, diagnoses, medications, laboratory and radiology reports, clinical notes, and more.

‘We are confident that the system will be a central platform for facilitating information exchange among health facilities in the Emirate,’ said Mohamed Al Hameli, undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Health.

Shamsheer Vayalil, chairman and managing director of VPS Healthcare added: ‘We believe that the Malaffi platform will enable all healthcare providers to manage their data more efficiently.’

‘These data sets will also be of great value for stratifying populations to achieve public health priorities and recommendations, while at the same time empowering patients and ensuring they are equal stakeholders for their health and well-being,’ Vayalil continued.