New Zealand’s Orion Health will set up the first Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform in the Middle East. Dubbed “Malaffi”, the project will be carried out with Abu Dhabi Health Data Services.
“Malaffi” is a platform that will centrally store and enable the exchange of patient health information between healthcare professionals and will ultimately connect 2,000 public and private healthcare providers in Abu Dhabi. The access to the centralized patient records will provide physicians with a tool to make well informed, fast decisions, enhance patient safety, reduce the duplication of diagnostic procedures and ultimately improve the quality of care and outcomes.
“The Department of Health-Abu Dhabi has recognised the need to centrally and efficiently, store, exchange, and analyse the enormous amount of data that is being created in healthcare every day, and by using advanced technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, to drive the digital transformation of the healthcare system, for a happier and healthier Abu Dhabi,” said Atif Al Braiki, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Health Data Services.
“Orion Health is delighted to be selected as the partner of choice, to deliver UAE’s first HIE platform,” said Ian McCrae, CEO of Orion Health. “Storing and aggregating vast volumes of different clinical data, and surfacing it in data analytics, will bring Abu Dhabi a step closer to the practice of precision medicine, which is only possible when health providers have a complete picture of a person’s health. “Malaffi” will use the most current technology and data analytics, that will improve the efficiency of Abu Dhabi’s health systems and the overall delivery of care.”
Abu Dhabi Health Data Services is a new project company established as part of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Injazat Data Systems, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi government-owned Mubadala Investment Company.