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Unified Medical Records System to Come Into Effect in UAE in 2023

  • Publish date: Thursday، 13 October 2022
Unified Medical Records System to Come Into Effect in UAE in 2023
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Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced changes for Dubai hospital records, which will come into effect in 2023. All hospital patient records will move to a single, unified medical records system.

By the end of this year, all Dubai hospitals will be brought into the system, NABIDH, which will give all patients unified medical records. In its first phase, a handful of Mediclinic hospitals went on board.

NABIDH was first introduced in 2021 by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) as the national unified medical record platform, with DHA, the Department of Health Abu Dhabi and Emirates Health Services (EHS) all partnering on the initiative.

Combining the work of the NABIDH project in Dubai and the wider UAE Riyati project, medical practicioners will be able to access more than 9 million unified medical records across Dubai from 454 healthcare facilities.

Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of DHA, stated that the unified digital system will “serve patients better, enhance efficiencies, reduce waiting time, provide personalized patient-centered care and securely use data to develop public health policies to enhance community health and for disease prevention.”