Abu Dhabi: Malaffi, the region’s first Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform, created in partnership between the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DOH) and Injazat Data Systems, has announced that Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital are now fully onboarded to Malaffi. That brings the total number of current users of Malaffi to over 15,000. To date, Malaffi has onboarded 346 facilities, which represents 60% of hospital beds in Abu Dhabi, and the platform now safely and securely houses 35 million unique patient records.
Speaking about this significant milestone for Abu Dhabi, H.E Mohammed Hamad Al Hameli, Undersecretary of the Department of Health of Abu Dhabi, said: “We are firmly committed to providing the best healthcare solutions and technologies to the people of Abu Dhabi. Through connecting both the private and public sector in Abu Dhabi, this signifies an extremely important and unique milestone as it is a goal that many Health Information Exchange platforms aspire to achieve globally. We look forward to paving the way for even more milestones in the coming months as we create a more connected healthcare system and ultimately achieving “A healthier Abu Dhabi.”
With this latest update of Malaffi, laboratory results are available as part of the Malaffi file. About 70% of clinical decisions are based on laboratory results, and this will significantly improve the clinical value of Malaffi, by improving the efficiency and accuracy of the diagnosis and reducing unnecessary duplication of tests.
Atif Al Braiki, the Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Health Data Services, the operator of Malaffi, said: “We have identified the need for the efficient, safe and secure sharing of patient health information between different healthcare providers in order to further promote a healthy nation. We see this as a shared goal within the healthcare network in Abu Dhabi, as leading providers such as SEHA and Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital now join us in full support. We have developed a phased approach to successfully implement Malaffi, and strongly urge providers to be a part of this exciting new chapter for our evolving healthcare landscape in Abu Dhabi.
“SEHA has always been the driver of information technology and innovation. We are now delighted to be amongst the early adopters of Malaffi. As the largest public network of healthcare providers in Abu Dhabi and UAE, we are proud to support the vision of the DOH for connected private and public healthcare in Abu Dhabi through Malaffi. This initiative will bring enormous benefits for our patients in the Emirate. As Malaffi evolves to onboard more providers and include more clinical information, we anticipate increased efficiencies within the healthcare sector over the coming years,” added Dr. Gareth Goodier, Group Chief Executive Officer, SEHA.
“We applaud the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi for the initiative to create Malaffi,” concludes David Hadley, Chief Executive Officer of Mediclinic Middle East. “We, at Mediclinic, fully stand behind it. Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital is the first from our network to join Malaffi, and we are looking forward to the soon onboarding of our other facilities in Abu Dhabi, so our users and patients can reap its benefits. We truly believe this milestone marks an exciting time of transformation for the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi.”
© Press Release 2019