By Sam Bridge
Department of Health - Abu Dhabi and the Dubai Health Authority announce plan to electronically link health systems
Health authorities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi are partnering to develop an international healthcare model across the UAE.
The Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH) and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that they plan to electronically link health systems between the two cities and bring in line health insurance rules and procedures, the licencing process for doctors, capacity planning and the outpatient treatment system.
The announcement was made during a meeting that took place at the DHA headquarters in Dubai, which was attended by Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Hamed, DoH chairman, and Humaid Al Qutami, DHA director-general, as well as several officials and specialists from both sides.
According to state news agency WAM, both parties highlighted the importance of implementing shared training and occupational growth programmes, as well as exchanging experiences and skills.
DoH presented details on Malafi, which will link more than 2,000 public and private health facilities offering services to more than three million people.
DHA also shared its latest electronic system, Salama, which aims to raise the quality of health services provided to the people of Dubai.
Al Hamed said: "Working with one team spirit is the basis for laying the foundation for the next ambitious stage of the health sector and drawing the features of its future. The next phase will be based on technology, innovation and artificial intelligence."
Al Qutami said partnering with DoH represents an additional force that supports the UAE’s position and enhances its influential role in the development of medicine and integrated healthcare systems.For all the latest health tips & news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.