More than 1.4m Dubai medical records go digital

Health chiefs announce launch of third and final phase of the Salama electronic system
By Staff writer
Fri 01 Dec 2017 02:15 AM

More than 1.4 million Dubai Health Authority (DHA) patient medical records and more than 112 million transactions have been transferred to the new unified electronic system.

DHA has announced that it has launched the third and final phase of the Salama system in Latifa Hospital, Hatta Hospital, Thalassemia Centre, Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre and all DHA Medical Fitness Centres.

Salama, which was launched in February 2016, is a DHA-wide project that aims to provide patients and doctors access to medical records through a patient portal and ensure that the electronic patient medical record is available across the DHA health facilities.

The first phase was launched in April in Rashid Hospital, Barsha Health Centre, Airport Medical Centre, Dermatology Centre and Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre while phase two included Dubai Hospital, Dubai Diabetes Centre, the Family Gathering Centre and all Primary Health Care Centres.

Humaid Al Qutami, chairman and director general of the DHA said the Salama project has been completed in record time as it was initially expected to launch in 2018.

Salama allows vital patient information to be accessed by DHA doctors across all DHA facilities, reducing the patient’s waiting time and reducing costs.

More than 11,000 DHA employees have been trained to use Salama.

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